Friday, February 13, 2009

OSF: Blues/Songs of Pain

Um, the blues was a lil' bit before my time, y'all. In fact, my only relationship with the blues was on Saturdays when a former beautician would play it on the radio in her salon (and ol' skool women would be gettin' all hot and squirmish in their seats. All little much for me). All those sexually explicit lyrics. I remember telling my mom once how in the world y'all generation can hate on hip hop. Some of the blues was pretty graphic too. (I'm not really interested in debating which genre is most vulgar; they both have their share of sexually explicit lyrics is all I'm sayin'). But I digress. I can respect the blues though. I chose Bill Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine" because I like the song, even though it's a bit too sad for me. Enjoy.

7 comments:

pjazzypar said...

Ain't No Sunshine, is a great choice for a blues song, cause he really had the blues over this woman in the song. Happy OSF!

MrsGrapevine said...

You can't go wrong with this song, I chose it too.

donald said...

Bill Withers. He was kind of a sad type guy but I liked his work. Ain't no sunshine is a great choice.

Mahoganydymond said...

What a great choice.... I tell you when you here this song, it really defined what blues was about...

Hey Shae! said...

You hit the nail on the head with Bill Withers. Happy OSF!

Regina said...

One of my favorites!

Marvalus said...

Wonderful choice!

And you are so right about the lyrics...I don't know how one can be deemed more appropriate than the other when you listen to them; they both have their share of cringe-worthy moments.

Happy OSF!