This is the latest from The Bluesmobile’s C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the dirt of the Delta on her hands, she sleeps in the shadow of the giants on whose shoulders popular music now stands.
As long as there’ve been songs there’s been fools to sing ‘em and fools to sing about in ‘em. And you know all the foolin’s usually on account of love and lovin’. Sometimes you’re crazy in love, and you’re feelin’ like the fool. Tina Turner can tell us all about that one. Yeah, sometimes you been fooled, and other times you’re watchin’ someone else lose their head. Bobby Blue Bland knows all about that. Bobby Bland pities that fool, but Johnny Winter warns us to watch out for his. Now take all those fools and string ‘em together. What do you get? A chain, chain, chain. Here’s the queen to take us home. Aretha Franklin, and her “Chain of Fools.”