Week 1 - Survivor Blues History

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. "

 

Jimmy's Version:

 

 

Our Version:

 

 

 

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