Week 1: "Me, My Guitar, and the Blues"
Originally by Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins
(October 24th 1936 – April 10th 2013)
Walter Talks About the Song:
"Dawkins was born in Mississippi and moved to Chicago in 1955 like so many people from the South did.
He gained a reputation as a session musician, and in 1969, thanks to the efforts of his friend, Magic Sam, his first album was released. He is generally considered to have been a practitioner of the “Westside Sound” of Chicago blues.
"Me, My Guitar, and the Blues", is the title track of an album he released in 1997. I consider this song one of the most beautiful and iconic blues songs of all time. "