Friday, November 8, 2013

Bonnie Raitt was born this day in 1949

Bonnie Raitt was born this day in 1949.  Raitt has released 18 albums so far (including her most recent Souls Alike).  She has incorporated Blues, Soul, Folk, Country and Rock into her recordings.  Her biggest commercial hits came along in the early 90's with the hugely successful string of hits like "Something To Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up On You", "I Can't Make You Love Me" and others.  Her love for the Blues came from spending time with Dick Waterman (an important Blues concert promoter) while in college in the late 60's.  Soon she found herself playing clubs with the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, John Lee Hooker and other blues legends.  Raitt was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000.  Enjoy some select video choices from Raitt's career here...

"Right Down The Line"

"Runaway" (Del Shannon cover)

"In The Mood" (with John Lee Hooker)

"Something To Talk About"