This tune was a favourite of my dad's. In fact, it was my dad who told me about Tampa Red. I like his clean and stylish slide playing. Tampa Red was the first to record this tune in 1940, although many people think of it as an Elmore James tune, because of the following version from the mid-50s.
Here's Bob Dylan's take on the song:
There are plenty more versions of this great blues around, but let's wrap up with The Grateful Dead. I think this is the first time I've posted anything by the Dead on this blog. There's a first time for everything.
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