Corona Virus Blues Machine

Count Basie – The Blues Machine
Count Basie – The Blues Machine

Count Basie, piano Sammy Nestico, conductor, arranger Sonny Cohn, flugelhorn,  Image result for count basie trumpet Bob Summers, flugelhorn, trumpet Frank Szabo, flugelhorn, trumpet Dale Carley, trumpet Jim Crawford, trumpet Bill Hughes, trombone Grover Mitchell, trombone Dennis Wilson, trombone Booty Wood, trombone Danny Turner, flute, alto saxophone Chris Woods, flute, alto saxophone Eric Dixon, flute, tenor saxophone Eric Schneider, flute, tenor saxophone Kenny Hing, tenor saxophone John Williams, baritone saxophone Joe Pass, guitar Cleveland Eaton, bass Dennis Mackrel, drums

Recorded 19813 Pablo Records

Corona Virus Blues…

Allen Ginsberg- Sickness Blues

Nine deaths in WA State linked to COVID-19 virus – 610 KONA

Beaches, oceans, forests, rivers and mountains do not spread viruses or the flu and are not the problem. Mainstream media is the problem.

James brown – blind man can see it (extended)

Both the flu and COVID-19 can be prevented by frequent, thorough hand washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick and limiting contact with people who are infected.

Van Morrison, Joey DeFrancesco – Everyday I Have the Blues (Audio)

Primary causes of death on Earth

Tuberculosis      1,500,000 deaths per year
Heart disease:       647,457
Influenza up to     646,000
Cancer:                   599,108
Covid                       411,000 (or perhaps fewere)
Accidents (unintentional injuries):   169,936
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases):    146,383
Alzheimer’s disease:                             121,404
Diabetes:                                                    83,564

John Lee Hooker & Carlos Augusto Alves Santana – The Healer

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Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion people worldwide get the flu every year.

Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that up to
650,000 people die of flu-related causes 
every year worldwide.

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly. Since this disease is caused by a new virus, people do not have immunity to it, and a vaccine may be many months away. Doctors and scientists are working to estimate the mortality rate of COVID-19, but at present, based on inflated figures, only .0009% of humans have died from Covid. Nine ten-thousandths of one percent. This means 99.0001% have not.

*This information comes from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

We are in a heap of trouble with the most expensive and least effective health care system among developed nations. We have a moron at the helm who thinks he can second-guess doctors and scientists and a Senate without the integrity or inclination to remove Trump and Pence. Things will continue to deteriorate.

Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You  (Composer Lyricist: Jerry Beach)

The best solution is to shut down 34 expanding American wars to use those trillions protecting the health and well-being of humans on planet Earth. Won’t hold my breath. 


Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, explains how the flu and COVID-19 are similar and how they are different.

Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu

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Both Flu and Covid cause fever, cough, body aches, fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.
Can be mild or severe, even fatal in rare cases.
Can result in pneumonia.


Both can be spread from person to person through droplets in the air from an infected person coughing, sneezing or talking.
Flu can be spread by an infected person for several days before their symptoms appear, 

Image result for albert kingand COVID-19 is believed to be spread in the same manner, but we don’t yet know for sure.

Neither virus is treatable with antibiotics, which only work on bacterial infections.
Both may be treated by addressing symptoms, such as reducing fever.

Severe cases may require hospitalization and support.


Both the more prolific common flu and COVID-19 may be prevented by frequent, thorough hand-washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick and limiting contact with people who are infected.   


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Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind 

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by Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan

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James brown
blind man can see it (extended)


Note:  Many hospitals are counting among the dead even those

who DID NOT test positive for the virus.


Why are we pretending Covid-19 is more dangerous than it may be?

Death rate

The death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1% in the U.S., according to news reports.

The death rate for COVID-19 is .0009%

Credible research suggests this is low,  considering that there is no vaccine.

It’s important to note that there is no one death rate for COVID-19; the rate can vary by location, age of person infected and the presence of underlying health conditions,

Live Science previously reported.

… As the number of confirmed cases goes up, the fatality rate may decrease.”
B. B. King – The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)

The thrill is gone.

The Flu is currently more lethal and widespread than COVID-19 …
but both diseases can be avoided or prevented with common sense.  

… so wash your hands, stay home when you are sick and avoid others who are ill.

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Both the flu and COVID-19 may be prevented by frequent, thorough hand washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick and limiting contact with people who are infected.  Or use a handkerchief when you cough.

Van Morrison, Joey DeFrancesco – Everyday I Have the Blues (Audio)

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About the album:

‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ is a new studio collaboration between Van Morrison and legendary Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco. It features interpretations of jazz and blues standards as well as selections from Van Morrison’s songbook and is the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Versatile’, Van’s chart-topping jazz album.

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