Week 2 - Survivor Blues History

Week 2: "Be Careful How You Vote"

Originally by Sunnyland Slim

(Albert Luandrew, September 6th, 1906 – March 17th, 1995)

 Walter Talks About the Song: 

 

"He was born in Mississippi and moved to Chicago to pursue his dream of making a living as a blues pianist. He played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Lockwood, Jr., and Little Walter.

 

His first recording as a singer was in 1946, and he continued performing until his death. In the later 60s, he played piano on the track, Turpentine Moan with my old band, Canned Heat. Canned Heat backed Slim on a record he released in 1968, which also featured Mick Taylor.

 

Slim’s “Be Careful How You Vote” spoke to me immediately, and I feel that people on both sides of the political spectrum can relate to it. I consider it quite profound."

 

Slim's Version:

 

Our Version:

 

 

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