Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win by Brownie Mc Gee is one of his greatest compositions, and certainly one of my favorites. It features a somewhat sophisticated blues progression together with some wonderful lyrics, and anyhow, here it is again. I’ve noticed that my posts of this song are almost popular – which means every blue moon somebody … Continue reading Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

One of my favorite songs of all time, this blues classic by Brownie McGee exemplifies something indominable about the human spirit. As we continue to fight (peacefully) for justice, as we navigate our way through the “constitutional crisis” (which is what we are entering into, so we better see a lot of people (like you) marching and demonstrating), we keep on fighting on no matter … Continue reading Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun trying to Win

Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win is one of the finest song lyrics I know. It’s one of my favorites; Maybank and I were playing it the other night, so here it is again. I’ve also posted on x and z. It’s even on that Up in the Bronx/Down in LA CD that I recorded to accompany my first novel … Continue reading Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun trying to Win

Key to the Highway posting

Here’s another Key to the Highway hot off the press. For more Key to the Highway posts click on Key of X or Key of Y , or Key of Z to the Highway or another On some of the other posts I talked about Key to the Highway, so you can consult them for more information on the song if you like. There are … Continue reading Key to the Highway posting

Fightin’ a Losin Battle

Fightin’ a Losin Battle But Havin’ a lot of fun Tryin to Win The great song by Brownie McGee. It was always one of my favorites. It’s such a great progression. Brownie throws that dramatic third into the blues (in the refrain) and later throws in two extra fifths (sorry, I couldn’t refrain after that first refrain). And if you add them all up you … Continue reading Fightin’ a Losin Battle

Here’s To Brownie McGee

Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Havin’ a Lot of Fun Trying to Win ranks as one of the greatest songtitles of all time. And the way Brownie used to sing it was just something beautiful. The lyrics and the progression are both things of beauty. Check out Brownie McGee. Meanwhile click below to hear Bumba do it. The song is: Fightin’ a Losin Battle But … Continue reading Here’s To Brownie McGee

Fighting A Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fighting A Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win is one of my very favorite songs. And I hope you enjoy it too. Written by the great Brownie Mc Gee it has a marvelous lyric, an exquisite tune…. and, well I’ve always enjoyed singing it, so here it is. You know it’s hard to love another man’s girlfriend Can’t see her … Continue reading Fighting A Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

This great Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry favorite is available on record, CD, iTunes, etc. It’s a great song to play, so I wanted to put it on the blog. It’s already recorded on my CD (see Up in the Bronx page above). This time, I tried using two tracks, adding the harmonica on the second track. If it sounds at all like the way … Continue reading Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win