Diddy Wah did it again. That fucking rascal. He posted Otis Rush's "Homework", which many of you older Bic lighter wavers might know from the J. Geils version. Rush's original version just sent me right into a clicking frenzy, through the series of semi-related songs below. It's compare and contrast night over here..
I dig the production on all of these, as different as they are. In varying amounts of rawness, most could easily have been cut live in the studio with no overdubs, if that's any kind of reference. It's all some kind of electric blues, done by a black dude, a greasy rock band, some ticking time bomb-weird spit shined Canadian white kids, a British blues demigod, and a really, really white guy from Texas.
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Listen:Otis Rush - All Your Love mp3 at Susan Piver (?)
Richie Knight and the Mid-Knights - Homework (streaming) at YouTube
J. Geils Band - Homework (streaming) at YouTube Studio version
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - All Your Love (streaming) at YouTube
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - Parchman Farm mp3 at Lake Tahoe Real Estate (?)
Johnny Winter with the Traits - Parchman Farm mp3 at Lake Tahoe Real Estate (?) 1967