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Tribute to Todd Park Mohr

by Soulo Jacob Bourgeau

swaying on stage you implore we
pay tribute to blues conquistadors
yet IÂ’m in my second decade
of tithing to you
paying honors to you
expressing my gratitude
for indelible rhythms
with a tapping toe


Author's Note: I saw Big Head Todd & the Monsters for the 26th time on Monday in Tempe, AZ. "Conquistador" is a song dedicated to the memory of Muddy Waters, Johnny Lee Hooker, and Howlin' Wolf, amongst other blues legends. I'll post the lyrics in my journal. For anyone who cares, a lot of their music is available for free download at www.bigheadtodd.com .

Posted on 02/22/2007
Copyright © 2020 Soulo Jacob Bourgeau

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 02/23/07 at 12:56 AM

Hi Soulo. Yes, "blues conquistadors", I think is just right. And, Todd and company are amazing! Nice piece. Thanks.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/23/07 at 03:10 AM

I don't remember how long I've loved blues, but I do recall that I didn't choose the blues, they invaded my soul and haven't let go yet. "...indelible rhythms..." For Sure!

Posted by Christel Crews on 02/23/07 at 09:05 PM

a very well written tribute.. what is it about the blues that grabs our spirits and resonates through our souls...

Posted by Alisa Js on 02/25/07 at 07:24 AM

beautiful and soul stirring... aloha..

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/26/07 at 05:50 PM

This poem has a nifty feel to it, beat, flow and vocabulary-wise. Thanks for sharing it!

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 02/28/07 at 05:10 PM

How'd you flirkdazzle that word "tithing" to mell this poem so well???

Blues—Ribbon! :)

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 08/23/08 at 11:01 AM

Great write. Congratulations on POTD, a worthy choice.

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 08/23/08 at 08:59 PM

Congrats of POTD and thanks for this post. I've heard of the group, but never heard the music. The bluesmen you mentioned are some of the pantheon of heros I listened to for the last 45 years. I'll check out those lyrics and make a point of giving BHT a listen. - Oh, a nice poem too! (smile) - R-Blues-Cat

Posted by Laurie Blum on 08/24/08 at 12:50 AM

I love this tribute to a musician! I hope he knows how much he has inspired you! Wonderful! Congratulations on POTD!

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