|Me and Jimmy McCracklin 2010|
I remember as a child hearing 'respect your elders!' In fact, I used to hear it all the time when I was a child. As an adult, not so much. Times have changed and certainly the respect levels have changed in a lot of the younger generation. Not a knock on them, just truth. Unfortunately many of the values that used to be so important have been lost to the times. But I believe that through education and information some can learn just how important it is to remember and hold high those that came before us, those that paved the way, and those that are still paving the way. Which is why I love the Blues generation! Blues seemed to be born out of pain. But they are also born out of passion, energy and love. There are many definitions of the word Legend. But to me a Legend is one who has 'lived and gived' LOL seriously. Someone who has experienced their dreams through living, life, pain and love. Someone who has spent a life working passionately to not only create the energy that keeps them moving, but moves us all. I give props! I give props! And Respect and I thank all of those who have shared their history and passion with all of us. To hear my interviews with these musical marvels such as Ted Wysinger, Bobby 'Hurricane' Spencer, Steve Gannon and more check out my Radio Show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steph-jordan
(Wikipedia) Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.-- The term "the blues" refers to the "blue devils", meaning melancholy and sadness.
These pics were taken at 'Bisquits and Blues' in San Francisco at Jimmy McCracklin's 90th Birthday Party where he did take to the stage and play and sing as he always has, with passion and a love for what he does. Life is Good!!!