Maybe my favourite blues piece of all time. Robert Johnson actually recorded two versions of this that I know of in his San Antonio session on November 23rd, 1936. And, of course, thousands of guitarists since have gone ahead and added their own verses.
For this version, I’ve taken verses from both takes and slightly rearranged them. I don’t play it with a slide when I play it in public- who wants to compete with Johnson’s version? – but on this occasion I’ve overdubbed a little slide, and damn the torpedoes.
Another review for Folking.com, this time of two fascinating albums by The Lowest Pair.
Another review for Folking.com, this time of two fascinating albums by The Lowest Pair. I even managed to resist including any banjo jokes. Though my wife will tell you that my banjo-playing is a joke.
These guys, however, not only play rather well, but write some great songs: country-ish with a tinge of old-time and bluegrass with some really clever lyrics.