Even when the first day of Fall is many days away, for a teacher (like me), once the new school year has started and you’re back to work, that’s it: Summer’s over.
So, how appropriate that today, my first day back, besides being both darkly cloudy and a Monday, is also the anniversary of the recording of “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)” by T-Bone Walker.
On this day, September 13, in 1947, the Blues guitarist/singer/songwrtiter went into the recording studios of Black & White Records in Hollywood, CA and, with a five-piece band behind him, recorded the song that would become his biggest hit. As Billy Vera wrote in the liner notes to the Rhino Records 2000 CD The Very Best of T-Bone Walker: “If T-Bone had done nothing more in his career than write and record this one tune, his esteemed place in the history of American music would be guaranteed.”
So, celebrate Monday. If it’s a dark and cloudy day where you are, celebrate that.
Celebrate one of the all-time classic Blues recordings.
Listen to “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)” by T-Bone Walker.
Remember: Good music doesn’t get old.