Here are all of Sid_Bonkers's jams.

Ain't Gone N Give up on love

Ain't Gone N Give up on love

by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan is probably one my favorite singer - songwriter and guitarists of any genre and its a pleasure to end my jams here with him performing "Aint Goin' To Give Up On Love" live on 21st September 1985. Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. In 1971 he dropped out of high school, and moved to Austin the following year, and the rest as they say is history. His story - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Ray_Vaughan I am now jamming at http://www.godsjukebox.com/selections/username/Sid_Bonkers

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2015

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Lord, Send Me An Angel

Lord, Send Me An Angel

by Blind Willie McTell

Was going to be a song from Leadbelly which I wanted to jam before the end of days here at TIMJ but Warner wouldnt let me!!!! Never mid though because heres Blind Willie Mctell instead :) Blind Willie McTell used a twelve string guitar almost exclusively (I think) which gives that beautiful full jangly sound. Born William Samuel McTier in Georgia, blind and in one eye, McTell had lost his remaining vision by late childhood. He attended schools for the blind in the states of Georgia, New York and Michigan and showed proficiency in music from an early age, first playing harmonica and accordion, learning to read and write music in Braille. More info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Willie_McTell

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

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Silver Beaver

Silver Beaver

by Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women

I love a girl with a sense of humour and thats why I love Gaaye Adegbaloa of Saffire the Uppity Blues Women she clearly writes from the heart with her tongue firmly in her cheek. I was going to jam "Middle Aged Blues" as I couldnt find a good HQ version of "Silver Beaver" but then as I was checking that the video was still up and running I saw this video and played it and its much better than the first copy I found when I added it to my 'to jam list'. So here it is a bit of double entendre in the greatest tradition of the #blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015

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Maggie's Farm

Maggie's Farm

by Sam Lay

So its not every day you get to hear a bluesy cover of Bob Dylans "Maggies Farm" now is it? Sam Lay (born March 20, 1935 in Alabama) is a drummer and vocalist. He began his career in 1957, as the drummer for the Original Thunderbirds, and soon after became the drummer for the harmonica player Little Walter. In the early 1960s, Lay began recording and performing with prominent blues musicians such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Magic Sam, Jimmy Rogers, Earl Hooker, and Muddy Waters. The recordings Lay made during this time, along with Waters' Fathers and Sons album recorded in 1969, are considered to be among the definitive works from the careers of Waters and Wolf. Bob Dylan, with Lay as his drummer, was the first performer to introduce electric-rock at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. http://www.godsjukebox.com/selections/username/Sid_Bonkers/

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Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015

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Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero

by Sonny Boy Williamson

With only 4 more jams from me here I couldnt leave without slipping in at least one more song from Sonny Boy Williamson so heres a live version of a song that is good enough to name a band after. Ive given info on Sonny Boy Williamson ll before but it makes a good story so if anyone wants to know about this charismatic bluesman there is a lot of info on his wiki page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Boy_Williamson_II #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 21st Sep 2015

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63 likes

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Angel Cake Food

Angel Cake Food

by Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues

OK so its not everyday I jam chamber music is it? But this is actually great #blues music so I hope you get into it as I did. Mark Paul "Corky" Siegel (born 1943) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He plays harmonica and piano. He plays and writes blues and blues-rock music, and has also worked extensively on combining blues and classical music. He is best known as the co-leader of the Siegel-Schwall Band, and as the leader of the Chamber Blues group. Corky Siegel's professional music career began in 1964, when he met guitarist Jim Schwall. Both were studying music at Roosevelt University in Chicago. The two became a duo, performing blues music. They landed a regular gig at Pepper's Lounge, where well known, established blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Dixon would often sit in. After a while the duo became a quartet, the Siegel-Schwall Band. More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corky_Siegel

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

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Wreck On 83 Highway

Wreck On 83 Highway

by Eddie Taylor & The Aces

I had made my mind up to jam Eddie Taylor performing "Bad Boy" which I love and have jammed before but while surfing similar links on Youtube I discovered this gem which I have not seen before and was only uploaded earlier this year and had to change my mind. Edward Taylor was born in Mississippi and as a boy Taylor taught himself to play the guitar. He spent his early years playing at venues around Leland, Mississippi, where he taught his friend Jimmy Reed to play guitar before moving to Chicago. While Taylor never achieved the stardom of some of his compatriots in the Chicago blues scene, he nevertheless was an integral part of that era. He is especially noted as a main accompanist for Jimmy Reed, as well as working with John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton, Sam Lay, and others. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Taylor My original jam was going to be "Bad Boy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EW7Fck_42A

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Jammed: 19th Sep 2015

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The Things I Used to Do

The Things I Used to Do

by The Fabulous Thunderbirds

One of my favorite bands over the last 40 years has been The Fabulous Thunderbirds fronted by harp player extraordinaire and my namesake 'Kim' Wilson, it was also the band which introduced me to Jimmy Vaughan but when he left to follow his solo career he was replaced with Kid Ramos seen playing here, Ramos can play all the Jimmy Vaughan feeling stuff that is the bedrock of the T-Birds but also brought his own special style to the line up. Performing the classic "The Things That I Used To Do" ~ I hope you all like it as much as I do. I am going away for a few days so will be back to cnahnge this jam sometime on Friday, till then #KeepOnJamming. The Fab T-Birds info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 14th Sep 2015

91 plays

63 likes

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I Feel So Good

I Feel So Good

by J.B. Hutto

Way before Jack White started waving an Airline Res-O-Glass guitar around there was another artist who was mostly associated with these guitars and his name was J. B.Hutto. J. B. Hutto (April 26, 1926 – June 12, 1983) was an American blues musician. Hutto was influenced by Elmore James, and became known for his slide guitar work and declamatory style of singing. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame two years after his death. Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._B._Hutto #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 13th Sep 2015

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Dark Road

Dark Road

by Floyd Jones

Floyd Jones was an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, who is significant as one of the first of the new generation of electric blues artists to record in Chicago after World War II. A number of Jones' recordings are regarded as classics of the Chicago blues idiom,[1] and his song "On The Road Again" was a top ten hit for Canned Heat in 1968. Jones was born in Marianna, Arkansas. He started playing guitar seriously after being given a guitar by Howlin' Wolf, and worked as an itinerant musician in the Arkansas and Mississippi area in the 1930s and early 1940s, before settling in Chicago in 1945. More info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Jones #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 12th Sep 2015

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Me and the Devil Blues

Me and the Devil Blues

by Robert Johnson

There had to be time toi jam another track by Robert Johnson so I decided upon If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day which is a version of "Rollin' & Tumblin' by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters & Rolling And Tumbling, by Elmore James), in many versions it's also known as Brownville Blues. But it was restricted!! So instead I am jamming "Me and the Devil Blues" which was restricted on YouTube but embedded fine from Vimeo, go figure. #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 11th Sep 2015

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My starter won´t start this morning

My starter won´t start this morning

by Lightnin´Hopkins

Couldnt leave here without jamming Sam Lightnin' Hopkins one more time and all though it took a bit of finding heres one that plays without restrictions, I just hope it works for everyone. Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. An honour that was well deserved IMHO. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightnin'_Hopkins #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 10th Sep 2015

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Jumping at Shadows

Jumping at Shadows

by Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac

This was the first song I jammed here and I just had to jam it again as I think its got everything, written by Duster Bennett who was a good friend of Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac and who knows how famous he would have been had he not died so tragically. After performing with Memphis Slim on 26 March 1976, Bennett was driving home in a Ford Transit van in Warwickshire when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The van collided with a truck and Bennett was killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duster_Bennett Peter Green has always been one of my favorite guitarists of all time (born Peter Allen Greenbaum; 29 October 1946) he is a British blues guitarist and the founder of the Fleetwood Mac who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group. B. B. King said of him, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats."

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Jammed: 9th Sep 2015

58 plays

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Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

by Booker "Bukka" White

Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 12, 1909 - February 26, 1977) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. "Bukka" is a phonetic spelling of White's first name, though he preferred "Booker." Born south of Houston, Mississippi, White was a first cousin of B.B. King's mother (White's mother and King's grandmother were sisters). White himself is remembered as a player of National resonator guitars. I may have jammed this before Im not sure but I love the performance so if I have its well worth repeating, I also just posted it on Nusiki yesterday too. Wiki page for Booker White https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukka_White #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 8th Sep 2015

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Mississippi Hoo Doo Man

Mississippi Hoo Doo Man

by Omar And The Howlers

Another blues giant that I have only jammed once before and then playing with Jimmy Vaughan in a Jimmy Reed tribute is Omar Kent Dykes of Omar & the Howlers fame here playing a cracking live version of "Mississippi Hoo Doo Man" Omar Kent Dykes was born Kent Dykes Giggedy in 1950 in McComb, Mississippi, United States but is now living in Austin, Texas. In 1973 he formed the band, Omar & the Howlers. The band plays electric Texas blues, rock and roll and blues-rock. Dykes has also had a successful career as a solo artist, and regularly toured Europe. #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 7th Sep 2015

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River Hip Mama

River Hip Mama

by Charlie Musselwhite

Im pretty sure Ive never jammed Charlie Musselwhite before so its time to rectify that right here and now. Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944) is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the non-black bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. Though he has often been identified as a "white bluesman", he claims Native American heritage. Musselwhite was reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd's character in the Blues Brothers. Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Musselwhite And the official Charlie Musselwhite web site with biography, articles, questions and answers, discography, photos, itinerary and sound byte samples. http://www.charliemusselwhite.com/ #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 6th Sep 2015

62 plays

53 likes

23 comments

Fire in My Bones

Fire in My Bones

by Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers

And another blues from the Alan Lomax collection. Boyd Rivers (vocal and guitar) and his wife Ruth May Rivers perform "Fire In My Bones" at their home in Canton, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 30, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 5th Sep 2015

52 plays

49 likes

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Matchbox Blues

Matchbox Blues

by Sonny Boy Nelson

Sonny Boy Nelson (Eugene Powell), vocal and guitar, shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in Greenville, Mississippi, August 31, 1978. Followed by brief discussion about the tune and he and his partner Richard "Hacksaw" Harney playing in jukes (and keeping money out of the Seeburg jukeboxes). For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 4th Sep 2015

52 plays

54 likes

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I Just Want a Little Bit

I Just Want a Little Bit

by Magic Sam

From Magic Slim to Magic Sam, see what I did there :) Although this jam was inspired by @piraterock jam of the same tune by "Them" yesterday. This version by Magic Sam is probably my favorite although the original by Roscoe Gordon is terrific too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSxh5gAsgU. Samuel "Magic Sam" Gene Maghett (1937 – 1969) was an American Chicago blues musician. Maghett was born in Grenada, Mississippi and learned to play the blues from listening to records by Muddy Waters and Little Walter. After moving to Chicago at the age of nineteen, he was signed by Cobra Records and became well known as a bluesman after his first record, "All Your Love" in 1957. He was known for his distinctive tremolo-guitar playing. #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 3rd Sep 2015

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Don't Say That No More

Don't Say That No More

by Magic Slim

Found another great #AlligatorRecords artist while looking for something else so thought Id slip it in now. The amazing Magic Slim And The Teardrops with "Don't Say That No More". 1978 : Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 2 (Alligator) Morris Holt, known as Magic Slim, was an American blues singer and guitarist. Born at Torrance, near Grenada, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers, he followed blues greats such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to Chicago, developing his own place in the Chicago blues scene. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Slim #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 2nd Sep 2015

58 plays

54 likes

16 comments

Dark Clouds a-Rising

Dark Clouds a-Rising

by Mississippi Fred McDowell

I didnt want to leave here without jamming something from Mississippi Fred McDowell unfortunately the first two tracks were restricted so I hope this one plays for you in your area. For some great info on Mississippi Fred McDowell try his Wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Fred_McDowell #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 1st Sep 2015

51 plays

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Full Moon on Main Street

Full Moon on Main Street

by Kinsey Report

Another cracking #blues off off the #AlligatorRecords label. The Kinsey Report is a Gary, Indiana based band, established in 1984 by the brothers Donald, Ralph, and Kenneth Kinsey, plus a family friend, Ron Prince. As Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report, they effectively backed their father, Big Daddy Kinsey. Lester Davenport played harmonica with the group. The Kinsey Report's father was instrumental in steering his offspring towards the blues. The older brothers, Donald and Ralph, formed a blues/rock trio called White Lightnin', before the younger children also ended up in the group. Albert King, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters and Big Daddy Kinsey have all toured with the group. Thanks to Wiki for the info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kinsey_Report #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 31st Aug 2015

53 plays

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Cry, Cry Darling

Cry, Cry Darling

by Johnny "Big Moose" Walker

Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (1927 –1999) was a Chicago and electric blues pianist and organist. He worked with many blues musicians including Ike Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Lowell Fulson, Choker Campbell, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and Son Seals. In addition to his virtuoso piano playing, Walker was proficient on the electric organ and bass guitar, playing the latter instrument when backing Muddy Waters. As well as playing accompaniment to other musicians in both concert and recording arenas, Walker recorded a small number of solo albums. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_%22Big_Moose%22_Walker #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 30th Aug 2015

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Pee Wee Crayton

Pee Wee Crayton

by The Telephone Is Ringing

I spent some time recently going through some compilation #blues cds and have picked out a few not so well known artists and or songs that I wouldnt have found but for the good old compilation album. Connie Curtis Crayton, known as Pee Wee Crayton, was an American R&B and blues guitarist and singer. Crayton born in Texas began playing guitar seriously after moving to California in 1935, later settling in San Francisco.

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2015

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You Got Me Where You Want Me

You Got Me Where You Want Me

by John Brim

For all those whop badgered me so relentlessly to join the Loopers and turn to the dark side ;) John Brim was an American Chicago blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. He wrote and recorded the original "Ice Cream Man", which was later covered by Van Halen on their first album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brim #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff http://www.letsloop.com/SidBonkers

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Jammed: 28th Aug 2015

47 plays

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I Don't Like To Travel

I Don't Like To Travel

by Byther Smith

Like Byther Smith "I Dont Like To Travel" when it means starting over on a new web site like LetsLoop but I have decided to give it a shot but since Ive been jamming here every day I just dont get any spare time so I wont be seen over there till the lights go out here. Born the sixth oldest of seven children in 1933 in Monticello, Mississippi Smith migrated to Chicago in the mid 1950s. Although he worked for a candy company, Smith's real passion was music. He played bass for a three-piece jazz combo for a few years, but he eventually got a spot playing rhythm guitar for Otis Rush. In the early 1960s, Smith began to take the guitar more seriously and learned from J. B. Lenoir, Robert Lockwood, Jr., and Hubert Sumlin More info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byther_Smith #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #tillthewheelsfalloff

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Jammed: 27th Aug 2015

62 plays

60 likes

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Candy Kitchen

Candy Kitchen

by Lightnin' Hopkins & John Lee Hooker

Right straight off I apologise if this dont play in your area but it is the only version of this song that I can find on Youtube, there are many that just feature Lightnin Hopkins but not this duet. They recorded this and one other song together on the Lightnin Hopkins album "It's A Sin To Be Rich" the only two songs they collaborated on. The reason for jamming it is I can jam two great bluesmen in one day and time is running out on timj. #Blues #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming :)

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Jammed: 26th Aug 2015

61 plays

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Cry Before I Go

Cry Before I Go

by Jimmy Reed

Cry Before I Go? Well maybe I wont actually be shedding tears but I am sad to see the end of timj arriving. Jimmy Reed is one of my favorite #blues artists so I had to jam him at least one more time before the end and I was scanning through a bunch of compilation blues albums looking for some songs that are not so well known and came upon this one and luckily it had been posted to Youtube :) Enjoy

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Jammed: 25th Aug 2015

77 plays

70 likes

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Insane Asylum

Insane Asylum

by Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon

There is no way I could finish up here without jamming "Insane Asylum" by Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon, an intense #blues that makes the hiars on the back of my neck stand up, a great song yes but that voice.... Koko Taylor was known as the "Queen of the Blues." and primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings. Willie Dixon was a prolific writer and was also a gifted upright bass player although he also played guitar and sang, next to Muddy Waters he was the most influential person in shaping the post-World War II sound of the Chicago blues. I really love this song and hope you will too.

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Jammed: 24th Aug 2015

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Everybody Oughta Make a Change (Remastered)

Everybody Oughta Make a Change (Remastered)

by Sleepy John Estes

This is Sleepy John Estes singing "Everbody Oughta Make a Change" which seems appropriate now that we are being forced to do just that :) I have read that It features either Son Bonds or Charlie Pickett on guitar, I read this on the Youtube notes under the video and if you want to know any more about Sleepy John Estes I woud urge you to read them yourself as I found them very interesting and informative the video link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teL_HtVXp5M Enjoy

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Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015

67 plays

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Hard Pill To Swallow

Hard Pill To Swallow

by Lonzie Thomas

OK so the title of this Lonzie Thomas track sums up exactly how I feel about TIMJ shutting its doors and being archived. I couldnt find much information about Lonzie Thomas except these quotes from documentarian George Mitchell: “I watched my daddy’s fingers on the guitar and I caught it,” remembered Lonzie Thomas, who was born in his present home of Lee County, Alabama, in 1921. He was shot in the face and blinded at the age of 22. “After I got blind, I got more interested in playing and singing,” he said. “It was something to keep my mind off worrying.” It was also one of the few ways a blind man could make a living, and he began playing on the streets of Opelika and Columbus for tips and at parties.” – George Mitchell, from In Celebration of a Legacy.

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Jammed: 22nd Aug 2015

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Help Me

Help Me

by Sonny Boy Williamson ll

I couldnt let this experience end without jamming my favorite Sonny Boy Williamson song could I? So here it is the wonderful "Help Me"... Alex or Aleck Miller, known later in his career as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He was an early and influential blues harp stylist who recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s. Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Boy_Williamson_II

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Jammed: 21st Aug 2015

53 plays

64 likes

30 comments

Five Long Years

Five Long Years

by Steve Marriott

I felt I had to re jam this Steve Marriott track before the demise of TIMJ and I shall be leaving it as my eternal jam too. Recorded in 1985 which probably means Steve was performing under the band name of "Packet Of Three" although he did change it in that year to "The Official Receivers" due to him experiencing certain problems with the Inland Revenue, the tax man!! Everyone, myself included always talks about Steve's voice but this video shows that he was also a brilliant guitarist too, something that is often forgotten. Enjoy :) #LongLiveTheJams #LastJams #Blues

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Jammed: 20th Aug 2015

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Love In Vain Blues (Alternate Take)

Love In Vain Blues (Alternate Take)

by Robert Johnson

OK I had to squeeze in at least one Robert Johnson #blues before the end of timj didnt I. This is one of my favorites and is an alternate take track of "Love In Vain" Robert Johnson only recorded 29 songs between 1936 and 1937 plus 12 alternate takes of previously recorded songs a total of 41 recordings, a small legacy from an iconic bluesman. Hope you like this as much as I do.

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Jammed: 19th Aug 2015

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End Of The Blues

End Of The Blues

by Earl Hooker

The End Of The Blues, well after September it will be here anyway, a fitting title to the loss of "This is my jam" from my point of view at least :) Earl Hooker (1929 – 1970) was an American Chicago blues guitarist, perhaps best known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", Hooker performed with blues artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Junior Wells, and John Lee Hooker (a cousin) as well as fronting his own bands. An early player of the electric guitar, Hooker was influenced by the modern urban styles of T-Bone Walker and Robert Nighthawk. Enjoy...

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Jammed: 18th Aug 2015

52 plays

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Its All Over Now

Its All Over Now

by Johnny Winter

Well I was going to jam Lightnin Hopkins "So Long Baby" but as usual Mr Warner spat his dummy out and wouldnt let it be embedded!! So here for your enjoyment is a live performance by the one and only Johnny Winter with the appropriately titled "Its All Over Now".

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Jammed: 17th Aug 2015

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Same Old Blues

Same Old Blues

by Freddie King

I couldnt let it end without jamming another track from my favorite of the #blues Kings. So here is Freddy playing Same Old Blues a Don Nix song which coincidently was on the first Freddy King album I bought called "Getting Ready", the first of many and the start of an appreciation that has lasted for many years. Morning rain keeps on falling Like the tears that fall from my eyes As I sit in my room staring out at the gloom That's the rain in the same old blues

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Jammed: 16th Aug 2015

69 plays

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The Thrill Is Gone

The Thrill Is Gone

by Jose Feliciano

"The Thrill Is Gone" is a slow minor-key blues song written by West coast blues musician Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951. Hawkins' recording of the song reached number six in the Billboard R&B chart in 1951. In 1970, "The Thrill Is Gone" became a major hit for B.B. King. Subsequently, many blues and other artists have recorded their interpretations of the song. This is one of my particular favorites and by a singer/songwriter not usually associated with #blues music. Enjoy

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2015

39 plays

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22 comments

No Place to Go

No Place to Go

by John Hammond Jr

Ive loved John P. Hammonds music for years and finally I get round to jamming something by him. The son of record producer John H. Hammond, he is sometimes referred to as "John Hammond, Jr.". Here singing an old #blues originally written and performed by Chester Burnett better known as Howlin' Wolf. John befriended and recorded with many electric blues musicians in New York, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Hawks (later known as The Band), Dr. John and Duane Allman. He is best known for his acoustic blues guitar playing.

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Jammed: 14th Aug 2015

65 plays

57 likes

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So Long Goodbye

So Long Goodbye

by Keb' Mo'

Theres a theme emerging here isnt there!! No real reason for jamming this other than I love Keb Mo and the title fits my feelings at the end of TIMJ. Enjoy

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Jammed: 13th Aug 2015

58 plays

57 likes

51 comments

Standing Around Crying

Standing Around Crying

by Muddy Waters

So here we all are standing around crying!! i actually wanted to jam the version by Paul Rodgers with David Gilmour on geetar duties you can hear it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj1t95ijlUM but naturally I wasnt allowed to jam that one :) My Jack Russell Millie says Woof!

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Jammed: 12th Aug 2015

82 plays

75 likes

41 comments

BLUES FALLING DOWN LIKE RAIN

BLUES FALLING DOWN LIKE RAIN

by Kenny Neal

When I heard the news yesterday that it was all over for TIMJ I somehow thought of this song. I first stumbled onto Kenny Neal when I bought an imported CD called Hoodoo Moon which I believe is sadly no longer available but I love his playing. Info on Kenny here at Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Neal

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2015

58 plays

53 likes

36 comments

Grown So Ugly

Grown So Ugly

by Robert Pete Williams

Robert Pete Williams - born 1914 –died 1980 was an American Louisiana blues musician. His music characteristically employed unconventional structures and guitar tunings, and his songs are often about the time he served in prison after being arrested for murder he spent time in the notorious Angola Penitentiary. His song "I've Grown So Ugly" has been covered by Captain Beefheart, on his album Safe as Milk (1967), and by The Black Keys, on Rubber Factory (2004). This is the original, enjoy.

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Jammed: 10th Aug 2015

65 plays

69 likes

26 comments

Catfish Blues

Catfish Blues

by "Big" Jack Johnson

Big Jack Johnson (1940 – 2011) was an American electric #blues musician. One commentator noted that Johnson, along with R. L. Burnside, Paul "Wine" Jones, Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes and James "Super Chikan" Johnson, were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound." Johnson was born in Lambert, Mississippi in 1940. His father was a country and blues musician. Johnson started playing with him, but in his teens shifted to an electric guitar. He has recorded both solo and as a member of the blues groups the Jelly Roll Kings and Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers (with poet/musician Dick Lourie). Johnson's album for Earwig, The Oil Man (1987), includes "Catfish Blues. Here he is playing his version of Catfish Blues live

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Jammed: 7th Aug 2015

102 plays

88 likes

41 comments

Worried Blues

Worried Blues

by Babe Stovall

Jewell Stovall, better known as Babe Stovall (1907 - 1974), was an American Delta blues singer and guitarist. Stovall was born in Tylertown, Mississippi in 1907, the youngest of eleven children, hence the nickname "Babe". He learned to play the guitar by the age of eight, and his guitar playing style was influenced by Tommy Johnson, whom he had met in Mississippi around 1930. Stovall was once arrested for carrying a fifth of whiskey in his back pocket, while jamming at the home of blues guitarist Roosevelt Holts, who lived in a dry county, no wonder he had the #blues!

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Jammed: 3rd Aug 2015

95 plays

80 likes

27 comments

Minglewood Blues

Minglewood Blues

by David Lindley

David Lindley this weekend playing an 11 string modified electric Oud, an instrument of Turkish origin, sort of like a Lute with an electric pick up!!... ...Playing and singing Minglewood Blues, an amazing performance IMHO it seems that David is able to master just about any stringed instrument he picks up. Please stick with this one he doesnt start singing for 2.30 minutes but its well worth the effort, enjoy..... Info on the amazing David Lindley here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lindley_%28musician%29

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Jammed: 31st Jul 2015

89 plays

75 likes

49 comments

My Home is a Prison

My Home is a Prison

by Slim Harpo

Late as usual with a #Prisonjam but better late than never is what I always say, so heres Slim Harpo singing his heart out with a little help from Lazy Lester on harp (Harmonica). Ive always loved Slims voice and of course he was also a pretty decent harp player himself as well as a guitarist too. He started off calling himself Harmonica Slim and would often accompany his brother in law Sam Lightnin' Hopkins.

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Jammed: 27th Jul 2015

106 plays

94 likes

46 comments

Crossfire, The House Is a Rockin' live plus a short interview

Crossfire, The House Is a Rockin' live plus a short interview

by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan is probably my favorite singer/guitarist of any genre, he was responsible for me picking up the guitar again after many years of living with only a beat up Spanish guitar that wouldnt hold tune at all, although I will never be any where near his level of playing if I lived another three lifetimes. I still miss him and his music... And for anyone who somehow knows little or nothing about him his Wiki page is a good starting point.

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Jammed: 24th Jul 2015

83 plays

64 likes

18 comments

Look Over Yonder Wall

Look Over Yonder Wall

by Freddie King

Not much to say about this weeks #blues jam other than that Mr. Freddy King is probably my favorite of the 3 blues King's and was a tremendous showman as well as influencing a generation of blues artists from Jerry Garcia, Dickey Betts and Stevie Ray Vaughan from the USA to Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Stan Webb from the UK. More info on Freddy King can be found on Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_King Or at the site of the Texas cannon ball http://www.freddiekingsite.com/http://www.freddiekingsite.com/

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Jammed: 20th Jul 2015

104 plays

86 likes

42 comments

Dr Brown

Dr Brown

by Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

My weekend jam is from 1978 and features the singing and playing of Stan Webb with a short lived, two years I believe, line up of his band Chicken Shack, Chicken Shack were formed in the mid 1960's and are still gigging today although the only member that has been with the band in all its line ups is the one and only Stan Webb. The band at one point featured Christine Perfect (vocals & Keyboards) better known know as Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame. British #blues at its finest, IMHO anyway. Enjoy More info on Chicken Shack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Shack And for info on Stan Webb and current gigs by Chicken Shack http://www.stanwebb.co.uk/

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Jammed: 17th Jul 2015

85 plays

62 likes

37 comments

Sunny Road

Sunny Road

by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1905 – 1974) was an American Delta #blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs such as "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later of course covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists. Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi. For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. As a member of the Harmonizing Four, he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label. More info on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Crudup Enjoy

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Jammed: 13th Jul 2015

80 plays

76 likes

18 comments

Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago

by Eric Clapton

So following on from Scrapper Blackwell Kokomo Blues which Robert Johnson used as the foundation for his song Sweet Home Chicago my weekend jam is "Sweet Home Chicago" performed by Eric Clapton with a little help from Doyle Bramhall ll so not one but two of my favorite living #blues performers/guitarists. Enjoy

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Jammed: 10th Jul 2015

80 plays

70 likes

28 comments

Kokomo Blues

Kokomo Blues

by Scrapper Blackwell

Kokomo Blues by Scrapper Blackwell was undoubtedly the influence for Robert Johnsons Sweet Home Chicago although Johnson also reused lines from other contemporary #blues songs and entwined them into his song that was then recorded by so many other artists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Home_Chicago Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell (1903 – 1962) was an American blues guitarist and singer, best known as half of the guitar-piano duo he formed with Leroy Carr in the late 1920s and early 1930s, he was an acoustic single-note picker in the Chicago blues and Piedmont blues style, with some critics noting that he veered towards jazz. Blackwell was given the nickname, "Scrapper", by his grandmother, due to his fiery nature. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapper_Blackwell

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Jammed: 6th Jul 2015

121 plays

88 likes

42 comments

Jumpin' At Shadows

Jumpin' At Shadows

by Duster Bennett

I wanted to jam Duster Bennett performing "I Want You To Love Me" but restrictions meant I couldnt, I did eventually find a version that embedded but it turned out to be only a 30 second preview so instead I re jam his classic "Jumping At Shadows featuring Peter Green on Guitar. Duster Bennett tragically died in a car accident in 1976.

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Jammed: 3rd Jul 2015

81 plays

70 likes

29 comments

I Want You to Love Me

I Want You to Love Me

by Duster Bennett

Well after talking with someone last week about Duster Bennett and I cant remember who it was !! Perhaps it was @debutch but my apologies if it was someone else I got into playing some of Duster Bennetts fine #blues on Youtube, this has to be one of my favorites maybe the best after "Jumping at Shadows" of course... Sadly Duster Bennett was not with us long being tragically taken from us in a car accident in 1976.

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Jammed: 3rd Jul 2015

2 plays

3 likes

No comments

You Upset Me Baby

You Upset Me Baby

by Luther Allison

Well first an apology as I had meant to jam Herman E Johnson playing and singing "I'm a-looking for my Baby" but those nice people at Warner want let any of his music be embedded into timj, so if you want to hear my planned jam go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr-8Yn0ZQWg or if the link dont work search for the above artist/tittle... So instead here is Luther Allison with "You Upset me Baby" a great #blues but NOT WHAT I WANTED TO JAM............ Please search Herman E. Johnson as his few recordings are a bit special if you like blues....

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Jammed: 29th Jun 2015

93 plays

90 likes

38 comments

Ten Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

Im sure Buddy Guy will need ne introduction and most will also know about Junior Wells too but for anyone who needs more infomation on them Wiki as always can help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Wells Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, enjoy....

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Jammed: 26th Jun 2015

75 plays

74 likes

22 comments

Look Here Partner

Look Here Partner

by Jo Ann Kelly

Thanks to Terrence @tpdorsey for the introduction to Jo Ann Kelly's fantastic voice and music as up until a short while ago when he jammed a fantastic track by her I had never heard of her before. But after a little googling it seems she was a British #blues singer/guitarist born in 1946 who was much admired by the blues world and both Canned Heat and Johnny Winter tried to recruit her to their bands but she was resigned to staying and living in the Country of her birth were she worked the European club circuit. After suffering from band headaches in the 1980's she was finally diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour which was removed but sadly she died the following year in 1990 from cancer aged just 46. I'm so glad that I have now discovered her music. Enjoy...

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Jammed: 22nd Jun 2015

109 plays

74 likes

40 comments

Blues For The Lost Days

Blues For The Lost Days

by John Mayall

Sorry my weekend jam is a little later than usual but I just got back from a few days away. So, here is John Mayall celebrating his 70th birthday with a gig that included many of his former band members, this song "Blues For The Lost Days" features Tom Canning on Hammond organ and both Buddy Whittington and Mick Taylor taking turns with guitar solos. Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do when ever I play this video Proving that age is no barrier when it comes to great #blues

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Jammed: 19th Jun 2015

68 plays

47 likes

35 comments

My Younger Days

My Younger Days

by Sonny Boy Williamson

Alex or Aleck Miller (1912 – 1965), known later in his career as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He was an early and influential blues harp stylist who recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s. Miller used a variety of names, including Rice Miller and Little Boy Blue, before settling on Sonny Boy Williamson, which was also the name of a popular Chicago blues singer and harmonica player. Later, to distinguish the two, Miller became widely known as Sonny Boy Williamson II. He first recorded with Elmore James on "Dust My Broom" and some of his popular songs include "Don't Start Me Talkin'", "Help Me", "Checkin' Up on My Baby", and "Bring It On Home". He toured Europe with the American Folk Blues Festival and recorded with English rock musicians, including the Yardbirds, the Animals, and Jimmy Page. "Help Me" became a blues standard and many blues and rock artists have recorded his songs.

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Jammed: 15th Jun 2015

105 plays

85 likes

13 comments

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