Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.
This is Chicago blues -- today’s Chicago -- as good as it gets.
7 Walkers, Anders Osborne, EOTO, Leftover Salmon, Los Lobos, Grammy Award Winners Rebirth Brass Band, & more
The Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love, have received the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. The duo's vast collection of musical accomplishments are almost unmatched.
They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!
Best Blues Album - Revelator by the Tedeschi Trucks Band