I've been listening to "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters - the version from "Hard Again", with all the "YEAAAAHHH"s and "WOOOOOOO"s, not the more sterile earlier studio version. For me, this is music at its most primal.... monumental 12 bar blues with the only embellishment being the odd single note eeked out of a guitar, the whooping, and Muddy's growling vocal.
Delta Blues. Often imitated, never bettered.
You have to listen to this stuff LOUD....
(I am going to talk at some point about my obsessive-compulsive nature, and how this manifests itself in the fit of my glasses, but I've had an especially bad day with them today, and I'm off to watch JJ72 at the Rescue Rooms tomorrow, so it will just have to wait until another day.... I've caught myself starting to be secretive about it though, which is a really bad sign, so I will definitely be talking about it here....)
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