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MP3 Bill Flood - Trust Somebody

Some blues songs, and a combination of blues, rock, country and soul from humorous to serious.

7 MP3 Songs in this album (29:52) !
Related styles: BLUES: Chicago Style, COUNTRY: Country Rock

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I was fortunate enough to play in the Chicago Blues scene for a long time, I have had the pleasure of performing with such artists as Bo Diddley, Carey Bell, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, B. B. Jones, Johnny Little John, Andrew Jeffries, Shakey Walter Horton, Jimmy Reed, A.C. Reed, and Alberto Gianquinto (pianist),to name a few. I also spent a lot of time in the rock, jazz, funk and soul scene on the south side of Chicago. This album represents cross-styles of some of my collective experiences. Everything from raw Chicago Blues to a dedication to Babe Ruth''s triumphs,wondering what happened to Mayberry,to a tribute to my great great uncle John Flood who died in the rescue party of the 1909 Cherry coal mining disaster. I guess this is
just my creative signature at this point. Thanks!

Hey B. B.
Anyone who has ever picked up a guitar in the last 50 years, has played a B.B. King lick or licks, whether they believe it or not. B. B. King, along with other great guitarists, paved the way for the new guitar sound and technique, bringing the guitar to the forefront. B. B. not only came on the scene with a new sound, but also made the guitar talk. This is my tribute to him and Lucille (his guitar). I hope I did right by it.

Back up to Chicago
Every year we go up to Chicago to hear the blues, but the best time of year is taking the Orange Line up to the Chicago Loop to hear several hours of Chicago Blues at the Chicago Blues festival free. What more can I say.

Hot Dogs Grit and Beer
No one will ever do what Babe Ruth did as a baseball player. He dealt with long train rides, practically no physical trainers, terrible diets, 154 game season along with 36 winter barnstorming games, no TV, no videos, no way to research you’re opponents, and very primitive equipment. Above all this, his statistics stand out beyond all others. It was a whole different game. This song is about the called shot at Wrigley Field, where Ruth had two strikes on him and pointed to the outfield, and proceeded to hit the next ball over the fence for a home run. After reading the latest book about Babe Ruth, most of the feats were done on hotdogs grit and beer.

You Need To Trust Somebody
A humorous blues song of a cat and mouse, with a lesson to learn. Near the end of the song we have some chicken-pickin Texas blues guitar.

Let the Rain Fall from the Sky
While on You-Tube one night I came across a video of a woman interviewing two American soldiers who had just returned from their daily mission in Baghdad. Both soldiers were visibly shaken because of the death of one of their comrades earlier in the day. As the one soldier started to give an interview out in the field, the other soldier walked over to an armored vehicle, took his helmet off, wiped his brow and looked to the sky. You could see at this point he was emotionally and physically exhausted, and then it started to rain. As the rain fell the soldier broke down in tears. I guess he thought if he cried in the rain no one would notice the tears. This song is not for or against the war, just an overview.

Whatever Happened To Mayberry
Any one my age, grew up watching Andy Griffith. As we get older things tend to seem farther away (memories). I think we all wonder what happened to Mayberry and the cast of characters that lived there, but it will always be in our hearts and in our soul.

In 1909, in a small town called Cherry, Illinois there was a terrible mine disaster, known as the Cherry coal mine disaster. Many people died in this tragic event. One of the people, who perished, was my great, great, Uncle John Flood. He died in the rescue party. John, along with all the other miners and families were true heroes. I wrote this song out of the memory and respect of my ancestors.

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