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!
Cheers to a lovely weekend! Xo
(image via River Walk Jazz)