I’m a semi-fan of the blues – i.e., I have to be in the mood for it, otherwise I find it a bit dull.
But when I am in the mood I love it, even when it’s a remake of an old blues song recorded for a movie:
Here’s the original:
Thanks to Stephen for letting me know about “My Babe”. Thanks, Stephenita!
By the way, the drumming in Columbus Short’s version of “My Babe” reminds me of a Squeeze song:
Thanks to Duncan’s comment I’ll present you with “This Train”. Sister Rosetta Tharpe recorded it four times in her career: in 1939, 1943, and twice in 1947.
Being the completist I am, here’s the first recorded version of “This Train”:
Wood’s Famous Blind Jubilee Singers – “This Train Is Bound For Glory” (1925)