Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Edition, Day 30

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Well June is over and it is time for the Soundtrack of a Lifetime to back into intermission for another year. 2020 has been a strange year in many ways, but the beat goes on. With each passing year our repertoire of songs grows larger and more varied.

I wanted to finish this season strong. So today you get something a little different.

The song is “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Written and originally performed by the great blues singer Etta James. The song is about a woman that realizes her love is leaving her. She cannot bear the thought.

The Etta James version was recorded in 1968 and has become a blues classic. It is so moving that Etta will bring a tear to your eye. You can listen to the Etta James version by clicking HERE.

Since we covered Etta James back in 2019 with another of her great songs "At Last", I decided offer you a version by another artist, that in my opinion is equally as good.

The song that we have the pleasure to enjoy today is performed by blues singer Beth Hart and recorded with the incredible blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. In this video, performed in 2014 in Amsterdam, Hart knocks it out of the park in a performance that matches Etta James for raw emotion.

But for me, the thing that makes this such an amazing performance is the guitar work that Bonamassa adds to the song. Each time I hear the song I am awestruck at the synergy between the vocals and the music. You can hear Bonamassa's guitar weeping along with Hart's vocals. There are only a handful of guitarists that can make a guitar sing like Bonamassa. I hope you enjoy it.

Until next year, The Soundtrack of a Lifetime bids you many happy days of listening pleasure.




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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great choice and love me some Joe Bo!

Jul 20, 2020 08:44 PM #1
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I honestly don't even remember what I posted in June.  July has my brain tired.

Jul 20, 2020 10:21 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joseph love it you will recreate the June days? Ha ha I must have written at least 40+ post and do not recall what I wrote, good for you....just be grateful you can post and comment again... no guarantee your footprint will stay:)Endre

Jul 20, 2020 10:37 PM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joseph. Must say love Etta but my mind draws a blank with Beth. Enjoy your day!

Jul 21, 2020 05:01 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph,  I know I had 5 posts that were lost some how also.  Not sure what is happening in the Rain.


Jul 21, 2020 07:18 AM #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Joseph,  I am glad you found this Soundtrack of a Lifetime - great listening. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 21, 2020 06:18 PM #6
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