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Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Quaco » 28 Apr 2013, 22:34

Please nominate your most poignant, tearful, etc. blues tunes.

I know this one from the Fleetwood Mac version, which I prefer because if its more desolate reading but couldn't find on YouTube, but I like the spooked-out feeling of a guy awoken from a nightmare ...

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Copehead » 28 Apr 2013, 23:48

Hell Hound on my trail isn't just sad it is haunted

as is me and Devil Blues

Just Robert Johnson really full stop.
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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Still Baron » 28 Apr 2013, 23:49

"Last Kind Words Blues"
I like this one. So do a lot of others, I'd wager.
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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Hugh » 28 Apr 2013, 23:56

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Apr 2013, 02:30

Do gospel blues count? In that case I nominate pioneer Wahington Phillips, "What are they doing in heaven today?", for all those people whose lives were cut short.
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Postby Count Machuki » 29 Apr 2013, 02:53


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Postby never/ever » 29 Apr 2013, 12:50

Hugh wrote:Woke up this morning, error 404.


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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby straw mimsy » 29 Apr 2013, 12:57

I've been trying to think of some...but the blues aren't usually that sad. The saddest I can think of are all country songs.
Maybe the Delia, the dylan cover?
But even that, it's too matter-of-fact to be sad.

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby slightbreeze » 29 Apr 2013, 13:56

Happiest blues song would have been a killer thread

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby robertff » 29 Apr 2013, 13:58

I'm sure that there are plenty but Fleetwood Mac's Man of the World is the one that always does it for me.



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Postby whodathunkit » 29 Apr 2013, 15:21

As has been pointed out, a sad blues song is a bit of a failure. They're supposed to make you feel better. However, if you're going to wallow, then give it the works. As ever, the answer is Elmore James.

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby blindlemonjefferson » 29 Apr 2013, 18:09

I think the blues is better at evoking loneliness than sadness.

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Seymore Porn » 30 Apr 2013, 00:51

robertff wrote:I'm sure that there are plenty but Fleetwood Mac's Man of the World is the one that always does it for me.



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It's a heartbreaking song, but I wouldn't call it Blues. Maybe this?:


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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Charlie O. » 30 Apr 2013, 02:12

Seymore Porn wrote:Maybe this?:



I considered that one myself. Or "Before The Beginning".

Another that came to mind is a B.B. King song "Understand", that doesn't seem to be on YouTube except in a highly basterdized version. The original is on his album My Kind Of Blues, which I recommend.

I also thought of this, which will sound awfully familiar if you've just listened to "Love That Burns":


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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Still Baron » 30 Apr 2013, 02:25

Otis Rush is always gonna be a guy to beat on a sad blues song thread.
Poor bastard.
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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby fange » 30 Apr 2013, 02:38

'Kin hell, this thread is depressing. :(

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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby fange » 30 Apr 2013, 02:39

T. Willy Rye wrote:


That's so fucking great.
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Re: Saddest blues song ever?

Postby Jimbo » 30 Apr 2013, 03:54

You Can't Make Peace by Willie Dixon where he lists all these great things humanity has made but then there is the kicker: we can't make peace.
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