Suffering Blues…
Suffer to Sing The Blues, David Bromberg

Struggle happens, and suffering continues. But suffering is not redemptive. Regardless of religious and corporate myths, suffering does not “build character.” Your personal character reflects the choices you make. Suffering is too often a product misguided choices. Choose well.

Tragic mask on the façade of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden
Forever Suffering · James Brown
Producer, Associated Performer, Recording Arranger, Vocalist: James Brown Studio Personnel, Engineer: Lowell Dorn Studio Personnel, Mix Engineer: Bob Both Associated Performer, Trombone: Fred Wesley Associated Performer, Saxophone: Maceo Parker Associated Performer, Saxophone: St. Clair Pinckney Associated Performer, Electric Guitar: Jimmy Nolen Associated Performer, Electric Guitar: Hearlon Martin Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Fred Thomas Associated Performer, Drums: John Starks

William Edward “Little Willie” John
 (November 15, 1937 – May 26, 1968)

Associated Performer, Percussion: Johnny Griggs Associated Performer, Percussion: John Morgan Composer Lyricist: Charles Fred A. Bobbit Composer Lyricist: James Brown Composer Lyricist: Fred Wesley

“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
SUFFERING WITH THE BLUES – Little Willie John – 1956

William James [“Willie”] Dixon (1915-1992)

“Someday, I have no doubt, the dead from today’s wars will be seen with a similar sense of sorrow at needless loss and folly as those millions of men who lie in the cemeteries of France and Belgium – and tens of millions of Americans will feel a similar revulsion for the politicians and generals who were so spendthrift with others’ lives.”
~Adam Hochschild
Willie Dixon ~ Suffering Son Of A Gun , If I Could See , Blues You Can’t Lose 1971
Modern Harmonica Electric Chicago Blues 1971 Willie Dixon, voc, b; Walter Horton, hca;
Lafayette piano, Mighty Joe Young, g; Dennis Miller, g; Buster Benton, g; Louis Satterfield, b; Phil Upchurch, b; Clifton James, dr; Frank Swann, d

Allan Stewart Konigsberg

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.”
~ Woody Allen
Suffering With The Blues – Joe Medlin (King Records) 1955, 78 rpm! A Direct Recording!
In 1948, Joe Medlin was part of the R&B singing group “The Ravens”.

“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.”
~ Anne Frank
Sufferin’ With The Blues · Irma Thomas
Producer: Eddie Ray Composer: Lloyd Pemberton Composer: Teddy Conyers

Irma Lee (Thomas)

“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.”
~ Dalai Lama
Suffering With The Blues, James Brown

“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.”
Sufferin’ With The Blues · Nancy Wilson
Associated Performer, Trumpet: Al Porcino Associated Performer, Trumpet: Carmell Jones Associated Performer, Trumpet: Jules Chaikin Associated Performer, Trumpet: Freddie Hill Associated Performer, Trombone: Bob Edmondson Associated Performer, Trombone: John Ewing Associated Performer, Trombone: Lester Robertson Associated Performer, Bass Trombone: Kenny Shroyer Associated Performer, Alto Saxophone: Paul Horn Associated Performer, Alto Saxophone: Joe Maini Associated Performer, Tenor Saxophone: Teddy Edwards Associated Performer, Tenor Saxophone: Harold Land Associated Performer, Baritone Saxophone: Don Ruffell Associated Performer, Piano: Jack Wilson Associated Performer, Bass (vocal): Jimmy Bond Associated Performer, Drums: Kenny Dennis Conductor: Gerald Wilson Producer: Tom Morgan Studio Personnel, Remixer: Malcolm Addey Associated Performer, Guitar: Joe Pass Composer: Teddy Conyers Composer: Lloyd Pemberton

“We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.”

~ Willie Nelson
Buddy Guy – I Suffer With the Blues

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”
~ Aristotle
Suffering The Blues · Ike & Tina Turner

“Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.”
~ Christiaan Barnard
Lou Rawls Suffering With the Blues

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
~ William Wordsworth
John Lee Hooker – serves me right to suffer

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Suffering with the Blues · World Saxophone Quartet
Alto Saxophone: Arthur Blythe
Tenor Saxophone: David Murray
Organ: Donald Smith
Piano, Vocals: Fontella Bass
Baritone Saxophone: Hamiet Bluiett
Alto Saxophone: Oliver Lake
Drums: Ronnie Burrage
Composer: Conyers Temberton
Arranger: Fontella Bass 
David Bromberg – Suffer to Sing the Blues

We deserve a leader gutsy enough to secure the peace. This did not happen in November 2016 or 2020 and will not happen until we demand it.

Til’ then we’re screwed.

“The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song,willie 
   inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”

~Willie Dixon

Who’s Been Foolin’ You by Buddy Guy

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