The second incarnation of my blog
Many years ago I picked up a blues CD, pretty much at random in a record shop (remember them?). It was a cheap collection of very old blues songs, mainly recorded in the 1940’s. Most of the tracks were standard 12 bar blues and only a couple really stood out.
This song by Memphis Slim has been on my “I know this great song that no-one else knows” list for a couple of decades… and then Hugh Laurie spoils it but recording his own version. OK, Hugh may put on a silly voice for the recording but he has good taste.
I’ve always loved this simple blues song and the original is infinitely better than Hugh’s cover version. It’s just a cool song and is by far the oldest song I am likely to recommend.
If you like this song, check out the other recommendations I have made recently here.