Monday, 1 April 2019

#AprilSongs #1 - Stormy Monday Blues


This morning I woke, opened the curtains and was surprised to see icy rooves on cars and houses, it really doesn't feel that cold although I am in a centrally heated house. The #AprilSongs sequence needs me to share 30 day related songs over the month (5 Mondays and Tuesdays, and 4 for the other days) as well as actually posting everyday, because it doesn't seem right posting a Tuesday song on Wednesday or Thursday.

It's April Fools Day and I am starting my #AprilSongs project with "Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker. While I was thinking of using "Blue Monday" by |New Order toi kick this off, this came to mind remembering the Tyneside based film of the same name.

"Stormy Monday" is variously titles as "Call It Stormy Monday" and "Stormy Monday Blues" and has been covered by so many people is the blues, rhythm and blues , rock and jazz genres from Albert King through Linda Hopkins to The Allman Brothers and a myriad others.

The film is a violent gangster movie featuring Tommy Lee Jones, Sting and Sean Bean and is worth watching to get some idea of Newcastle in the late eighties when I came up here. It is entirely coincidental that this film was made then.

So this is a bit of classic blues to kick off the week, the month and the 'AprilSongs sequence

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