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The iconic, legendary blues titan talks about why the blues isn’t on major radio, John Lee Hooker stealing his guitar cords, and a possible movie about his life!

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.

Beyond the quick wit and self-deprecating brand of humor lies a man that has a vast amount of knowledge about music and life; the type of knowledge that can only obtained by living through it, not reading about it. Check out Todd Sharpville’s story!