Playlist: True Blues

by Amar Patel in ,

I have always been drawn to the blues. It's a brutally honest style of music that is more closely linked to human experience and emotions than any other. You can feel it but you can't explain it, although Howlin Wolf had a go back in 1966. And Gil Scott Heron famously walked us through its varied shades on H2O Gate Blues. It's impulsive yet intricate, simple and yet profound. At the root, the blues sublimates and transforms raw pain into pleasure. 

"If it wasn't for real bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all" 
– 'Born Under a Bad Sign' by Albert King
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