Fenton Robinson - Blue Monday - Classic Blues Videos
nice slow Blues in Holland, 1984
Chicago Blues legend Fenton Robinson performs "Blue Monday" in Holland, Netherlands in 1984.with... Pat Hall - piano; Ike Anderson - bass; Michael Linn - drums
Fenton Robinson (September 23, 1935 — November 25, 1997) was an American blues singer and exponent of the Chicago blues guitar.
Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Robinson left his home at the age of 18 to move to Memphis, Tennessee where he recorded his first single "Tennessee Woman" in 1957. He settled in Chicago in 1962. He recorded his signature song, "Somebody Loan Me a Dime", in 1967 on the Palos label, the nationwide distribution of which was aborted by a freak snow storm hitting the Windy City. Covered by Boz Scaggs (with a searing lead guitar by then session musician Duane Allman) in 1969, the song was misattributed, resulting in legal battles. It has since become a blues standard, being "part of the repertoire of one out of every two blues artists", according to 1997's Encyclopedia of Blues.
Robinson re-recorded the song for the critically acclaimed album Somebody Loan Me a Dime in 1974, the first of three he would produce under the Alligator Records label. Robinson was nominated for a Grammy Award for the second, 1977's I Hear Some Blues Downstairs.
Robinson died of complications from brain cancer, in Rockford, Illinois.
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