Jan 30, 2007

That's hillbilly music. I've got the blues.

Every Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm I mentor three 6th grade boys through the Higher Achievement program.

Last week we read and analyzed an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem (Yes, How Do I Love Thee).

For fun, I let the kids put their grubby ears on my iPod to listen to a musical adaptation of a Robert Browning poem: Kris Delmhorst - Galuppi Baldassari >> mp3

They loved holding my iPod, but after listening to the selection they exclaimed, "This is hillbilly music."

This week we're talking about the blues, including Robert Johnson's Crossroad Blues. I'm going to play a version of it for them, but it's all I can do not to also subject them to blues cuts from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, and this too will be called hillbilly music.

So I'm looking for other goods they might like. By the way, these kids can't get enough of Thriller-era Michael Jackson. Seriously, they're obsessed, and who can blame them?

Public Domain Blues mp3's below. More here.

John Lee Hooker - John Henry >>mp3

Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? >>mp3

Robert Johnson - Love In Vain >> mp3

Robert Johnson - Phonograph Blues >> mp3

5 comments:

jeffro said...

I always enjoyed Big Bill Broonzy's "Key To The Highway," back in the day...

100 years of trash said...

hendrix.

wharman said...

thanks guys. They liked it, but they were B.A.D. after I let them listen to music. Too much room on the rope!

Barbara said...

It's so great that you are expanding their musical horizons! I have mentored a lot of kids in the neighborhood where I work. My rule was that they always had to list to "my music" going and then they could pick their music for the return trip. It turns out they really like the variety!

Yellow Blade said...

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