The Cure For The Summertime Blues
Summertime Blues by
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
Blue Cheer does
interesting psychedelic cover though.
Eddie Cochran (1959)
Built for Comfort by
Almost all of the great classic Blues songs were written by one man -
I can't imagine modern blues without Hoochie Coochie Man, Evil, Spoonful or
Back Door Man, just to name a few.
Wang Dang Doodle by Koko
Taylor (featuring Little Walter)
I saw Koko Taylor sing her trade mark song live in the basement of the
Pig in Ann Arbor, MI in the 1980's. She was great!
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!
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
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)
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 -
Got My Mojo Working is another great classic of Muddy's.
Muddy Waters (1960)
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).