Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blues With Soul: 'Trouble Blues' - Charles Brown

Charles Brown was a blues ballad singer and pianist, and was a key transitional figure between 1940's cool jazz-influenced R&B and rock 'n' roll.

He performed almost non-stop from the 40's up until his death in 1999; his music was also featured many times in the Billboard R&B charts. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Some of his most famous tunes are 'Driftin' Blues', 'Black Night', 'Get Yourself Another Fool', and the one highlighted for today, 'Trouble Blues'. This song is a variation on the standard 'Someday Baby Blues' which was interpreted by many bluesmen, including Muddy Waters who called his version 'Trouble No More':

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