Friday Jukebox Blues
Okay I did one a few weeks ago. If nobody objects though here’s a really cool blues song. The original, by Geeshie Wiley is one of the most haunting songs you’ll ever hear. Those of you that play guitar can probably tell just how difficult, and actually kind of weird, the playing is here. This is not an easy song to play, much less play while singing!
Now, here’s a recent cover by the Dexter Romweber Duo with Jack White. Dex was in an incredible rockabilly band called the Flat Duo Jets back in the 80s and 90s that never quite got the attention they deserved. There’s still time though- he’s just as great now as he was then!
Classic song, and the title track for this fantastic compilation of country blues from Mississippi Records (a stupidly awesome compiler of stupidly awesome blues and folk): http://bigstates.blogspot.com/2009/03/mississippi-records-last-kind-words.htmlReport
Indeed, Mississippi Records is a fantastic label. Thanks a lot for that link!Report