MMMM: JohnFest!

We’re supposed to imagine we have to plan a four-day music festival, choosing four acts and telling when each one will play (and of course pick appropriate music). So, get ready for


Four days of my favorite music!


Mannish Boy (with Johnny Winter And James Cotton)

Honey Bee

Got My Mojo Workin’

Day 2: THE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE! (Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli)

Minor Swing


Limehouse Blues


Classical Gas

Beatles Medley

Avalon (with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo)


My Old School (Steely Dan Cover)

Street Player (Chicago cover, featuring Arturo Sandoval)

The Speck Of Dust

I spread these out rather than sticking them in a playlist. If you would prefer a playlist, you can find it here.

That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 6, 2023.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

22 thoughts on “MMMM: JohnFest!

  1. I knew Johnfest would not be like your usual music fest, and I was right. I enjoyed Tommy Emmanuel (especially Avalon) and Leonid and Friends (especially The Speck of Dust – wow). Three cheers for your performers. Alana ramblinwitham


  2. John,

    I came by yesterday, listened to your entire playlist, and then forgot to leave a message. smack forehead I’m losing my mind! Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this concert from Muddy Waters to Leonid & Friends – they have such a fabulous sound just like Chicago back in the day. The Speck of Dust isn’t a Chicago song, right? Ahh, I just did a quick search and learned it’s an original. That’s cool! Thanks for the entertainment and for joining the 4M party, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!


  3. Trying to leave a comment for ya John. Awfully nice to talk to you again and naturally I love your songs! You surely know your rock & roll my friend. I missed ya and all of your talent. Well, I’m not goin’ anywhere so hope to talk to you again soon! YOU TOTALLY ROCK MY FRIEND! Hugs… How’s the wife? Great I hope! Have a great evening!


    1. Glad you enjoy the music! I had a whole bunch more bands and singers I would have added, but I didn’t want to go TOO overboard.

      Mary’s doing well, though we’re both tired. Our last remaining cat is not too long for this world, I’m afraid. We decided we’re going to wait a year before we decide whether or not to adopt a new one. I’m handicapped and as such can’t do a lot of the physical work, which means it falls to Mary, and she’s already done so much. We’ve had a lot of kitties pass through our doors in 45 years, so we’ve more than done our share. But Molly’s still with us and shows no sign of being in pain, so we’re just going to make her comfortable and love her until we all feel it’s time….

      Sorry, don’t mean to be such a bummer.

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      1. Not a bummer ol’ friend! I asked how you were doing that means I care and I really do. I know the feeling of being disabled after 3 back operations. Bummer! I walk with a cane & when I want to take a walk I have a walker (kind with wheels & a seat just in case), but I’m fortunate right across the street from us is a park. Cool, huh? Well, dear friend l’m on my way over! hugs XmasDolly

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    1. I debated whether I should feature him, Howlin’ Wolf or one of the other Chicago blues greats, but I’m happy I went with him. I saw him a lot when I was younger, and to me, he IS the blues.

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  4. Simply….amazing! I’d be there in a heartbeat!! Love Muddy Waters especially that first song with that beat.
    You introduced me to Django and I love his musical style.
    That man with the guitar…I have no words. He is beyond brilliant.
    Again, you introduced me to Leonid and they are a band I’d love to see. The last song with the Spanish feel to it and the bongo drums made me want to just dance to the feel of it. Great choices!


    1. I’m assuming you’re talking about Tommy Emmanuel as “that man with the guitar,” and yes, he’s amazing, and seems to be having such fun when he plays…

      That last song is an original. It just blew me away the first time I heard it and it still does every time I hear it. Ksenia Buzina, who sings it, should be an international star by now: she has the looks, the brains, and the talent. I’m very impressed with her.


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