EJ Plays: Blues Run the Game

You may be aware it’s January again: congratulations on making it back and welcome to the year 2018. There are so many reasons why people don’t like January: it’s dark, it’s cold, and after the excessive festivities of December, January seems rather dull. These complaints and various others are symptomatic of the dreaded “January blues”, which is apparently a real mood-disorder and one that a few of our top national newspapers offer advice in combating. The Daily Mail suggests “lying flat on the floor with your legs raised”; The Independent says, “summer is a state of mind!”; and The Telegraph recommends “50 bright and cheerful buys” so that you can forgo feeling miserable for feeling miserable in a nausea-inducing neon knit.

Don’t worry though, whilst you wait for the return of spring and the chance to wear at least one less layer, Razz have another playlist for you. Featuring Laura Marling, Mavis Staples, and Jackson C. Frank, “EJ Plays: Blues Runs the Game” contains 1 hour and 9 minutes of music to accompany you through the rest of the month.

 

Blues Run the Game

Laura Marling – Blues Run the Game

 

May You Never

John Martyn – The Very Best of John Martyn

 

Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin – I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

 

Three O’Clock Blues

B.B. King – Anthology

 

Wish I Had Not Said That

J.J. Cale – Shades

 

Witchita Lineman – Live at RAK

Villagers – Where Have You Been All My Life?

 

On the Banks of the Old Kishwaukee

Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

 

I’d Rather Go Blind

Etta James – Tell Mama

 

Cocaine Blues

Nick Drake – Family Tree

 

12 Bar Blues

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears

 

Black Magic Woman

Fleetwood Mac – The PIous Bird of Good Omen

 

Little Bit

Mavis Staples – Little Bit

 

Clay Pigeons

Blaze Foley – Sittin by the Road

 

Green Onions

Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Green Onions / Behave Yourself

 

These Days

Nico – Chelsea Girl

 

Shelter from the Storm

Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

 

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Laura Marling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

 

Angie

Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch

 

The Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young – Decade

 

Blues Run the Game

Jackson C. Frank – Jackson C. Frank Remastered

 

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/omgemilye/playlist/7eGo3iXziLA2YVW17TdN9Z

 

Emily Earp

 

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