Best Jazz and Blues for the Snowbound

Best Jazz and Blues for the Snowbound
January 11, 2011
Rhetta Akamatsu

The amazing amount of Atlanta snow has, of course, got everyone thinking about the weather, so I decided to share some jazz and blues songs on the subject that you can enjoy while you are snowbound!

First of all, of course, there's the classic weather song: "Stormy Weather," with the incomparable Ms. Lena Horne. Click on the link for the original video performance!

Then, certain lyrics in Lonnie Johnson's version of Careless Love will certainly resonate at the moment:

"Careless love, you drove me through the ice and snow,
Careless love, you drove me through the ice and snow,
You robbed me out of my silver and out of all of my

Then, B.B. King finds his love gone after "Three days of snow in Birmingham..." in Never Make Your Move Too Soon."

The great Nina Simone tells us that

"With you beside me,
No wind would ever blow
WIth you beside me,
A rose would bloom in the snow..."

In "If I Should Lose You."

And then we can bring back out those "Christmas" songs that are all about the snow and the cold, like "Baby, It's Cold Outside." This amazing version is Norah Jones and Willie Nelson:

Or how about "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"? Here are Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

"Walking in a Winter Wonderland": I chose the amazing Eurythmics version.

And, last but not least, the classic "Let It Snow." I almost hesitate to include this one. We are genuinely snowbound, and the roads need to get cleared, but hey, first let's get the roads prepared and then,

"Let it Snow!" with Ella Fitzgerald!

There you go! Turn up the heat, get some hot chocolate, and snuggle up to a warm computer! The snow is here, and we might as well make the most of it!

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