Another Beautiful Day In Bahrain.
I thought this was finished, but alas I was wrong once more. (Remember this blog is still finding its voice, beat , tempo and it's song. ) A couple of weeks ago my Ex crashed my hard drive(computer)I let it go and did not make an issue or get angry, until the phone call and 3&3 added up to 4! That started me to thinking after 1 year and 6 months someone can not let go! and for once that someone is not me!Like the Pointer Sisters I had realized I was living a Fairytale and I have moved on.
I realized I was supposed to be singing Esther Phillips song Misery instead, but I realize I am not the one not moving on and that is sad for my ex, So maybe I should send my ex Esther's song instead of posting it here, but what the hey! Here it is....
But what the ex does not understand is that I do understand and only wish them happiness, life is beautiful, Ms. Randy Crawford says it best for me.....
The wonderful thing about writing this blog is all the great music i love is already researched, and I can just trip down memory lane as i want to. I spend hours just going through different Artist on You Tube, sometime forgetting I am writing(oh have a laugh it feels good) and have to remember what in the hell I was talking about!! Tonight is no different and I have ended up I Louisiana when I stumbled up on My Main Lady, Miss Katie Webster!!!!
This is to you all my Louisiana fans, this is Katie's first recording, it was first released by another Louisiana singer Mr. Phil Phillips in the 1950s and was an instant hit. Trivia for you, Katie Webster (was a child ) she is playing piano on the original Phil Phillips Recording.. you can hear her distinctive sound on the original cut...Another piece of trivia: Phil Phillips name was Phillip Baptiste and he was born 14 March 1931 in Lake Charles.
As a child I would sneak off to the outside of the Bamboo Club to listen to Katie Webster play( I thought she was fantastic) and I still love her music, she can be found on Alligator Records today.
When I was home in the early 80s I was lucky enough to see her at the Doll House a jazz club we had in my home town, she was a real two fisted piano pounding Mama. I have never in my life heard anyone play like her.Katie Webster is one of the Blues Greats in my book....This is the Blues....
Another little Katie trivia, Did you know she was pregnant and missed the flight with Otis Redding the night he died?
Another Favorite Louisiana Musician is the one and only Sidney Simien aka Rockin' Sidney and Count Rockin' Sidney, with studios in Lake Charles, so now lets have some fun::I know you remember this one..
Zydeco is a true Louisiana Music and much loved, here are a few of our favorite Artist: Queen Ida..
Clifton Chenier The greatest:::And this man could really cook,He had a Cafe on Boulevard
I know you are wondering what this has to do with the roof tops of Amsterdam, well that is where I feel free and positive and Loved so I keep those rooftops close in my heart. I had not planned on going to Louisiana tonight but I guess growing up that is where I felt safe and loved and was given values that has taken me around the world and given me a heart that would never crash someones hard drive!!!
And My Favorite song of all time!!!!!! This is the love I am waiting for and I will not settle for less!
Until Next time Jazzlovers,
Keep the beat.
DW Jazz Lover
To My Cuz, Alvin Broussard I await your CD, keep the beat and you are loved.