Blues appreciation articles

Blues appreciation group articles

Group report

Well, the Blues Appreciation Group got off to a good start and I’m fully subscribed for meetings at my house. So far we have looked at Robert Johnson and other artists that died at 27, Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues, John Lee Hooker and B B King plus we did a Tracks of My Years for the Xmas meet.

This proved very interesting; I was introduced to the music of Elaine Delmar and by coincidence was lucky enough to receive tickets to see her at the Spring Havant. More Jazz than Blues perhaps, her set comprised of a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, but what a performer at 80+ ….. Wow.

Unfortunately we’ve now got the Corona Blues and meetings would go against good advice, so I’m trying use a bit of tech by sending out a daily blues track and weekly magazine by email. Whilst this isn’t the same as meeting with people it might help a little with isolation and keep the interest going. I would be more than happy to include others on this email list. Any Hayling U3A members who would like to be included can email me.

Stay safe and well and I hope to see everyone in the not too distant future.

Steve Jones

This is an article published in the Spring 2020 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter .