Playlist Project: The (end of spring break) blues

Spring break is over and we’re now in the abysmal period of preparing for final exams, papers and projects. The end is in sight but the blues are inevitable as we push through the ever-growing mound of work that is the end of the semester. Take a listen to these soulful laments while you slave over your unrelenting assignments.

1. “You Gotta Move,” Mississippi Fred McDowell

2. “The Ones I Love,” Colin Lake

3. “Blind Lemon and the Hook Man,” Luther Dickinson

4. “Medicine,” Tab Benoit

5. “Ball and Biscuit,” The White Stripes

6. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” Nirvana

7. “Next Door Neighbor Blues,” Gary Clark Jr.

8. “Write Me a Few of Your Lines,” Seasick Steve, Jack White, Alison Mosshart and John Paul Jones

9. “Leaving Trunk,” Taj Mahal

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