Friday’s Feature

It’s a beautiful Friday and I am already looking forward to sitting on the porch in the early evening with a frosty beer while we prepare dinner on the grill.  Some of my favorite music to listen to while relaxing in the summer heat is blues, and I especially love Bessie Smith. She’s nicknamed “The Empress of the Blues” and for good reason.  Wow, what a voice.  And what a mark she left influencing other wonderful blues singers like Billie Holiday.  Bessie was also a Mississippian like me!

This is my favorite Bessie Smith song…. aptly named for a warm summer evening… “Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer“.  Enjoy!

Listen here.

Cheers to a lovely weekend!  Xo

(image via River Walk Jazz)

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