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The Cure For The Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
It's that time of the year and the only way to cure the summertime blues is to fight fire with fire (See blues videos below).  BTW, this is definitive version of the classic Rock 'N Roll song written and sung by Eddie CochranBlue Cheer does interesting psychedelic cover though.

Eddie Cochran (1959)
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Built for Comfort by Willie Dixon
Almost all of the great classic Blues songs were written by one man - Willie Dixon.  I can't imagine modern blues without Hoochie Coochie Man, Evil, Spoonful or Back Door Man, just to name a few.

Willie Dixon
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Wang Dang Doodle by Koko Taylor (featuring Little Walter)
I saw Koko Taylor sing her trade mark song live in the basement of the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI in the 1980's.  She was great!

Koko Taylor
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Killing Floor with Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton & Robert Cray
Hubert Sumlin is one the most innovative and influential guitar players of our times.  He was mentor to Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and many other famous rock guitarists.  Hubert also played lead on most of Howlin' Wolf's great hits like Killing Floor and Smokestack Lightning.  It's great to see the master guitar player is still kicking out the jams in his 70s!

Hubert Sumlin
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How Many More Years by Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf is my all time favorite blues singer.  He also wrote some blues classics of his own Killing Floor, Forty Four and Smokestack Lightning. He plays a mean harp too!   I also liked this more modern version of Evil too.  This clip is from the recent (2003) documentary movie on Howlin' Wolf's life - The Howlin' Wolf Story.  I saw it, and it's very good.

Howlin' Wolf (1966)
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Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters (live at Newport 1960)
This has got to be one of the two greatest blues songs (Smokestack Lightning by Howlin' Wolf is the other.) of all times sung by the King of Chicago blues - Muddy Waters.  Also, Got My Mojo Working is another great classic of Muddy's.

Muddy Waters (1960)
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I'm running out of time!  In short, here is Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker, John Henry by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Your Funeral and My Trial by  Sonny Boy Williamson, and last but not least T-Bone Walker backed up by Dizzy Gillespie (Live in 1964).

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Internet Weekly Report First Issued on 12/15/2001,
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Last Updated Wednesday, 04. July 2007 09:38:47.

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