Week 7 - Survivor Blues History

Week 7: "Red Sun"

Originally by Floyd Lee

(Ted Williams, 1933)

 

Walter Talks About the Song: 

 

"Lee was born in Lamar Mississippi. He learned to play the blues while staying with his aunt in Memphis from his father, Guitar Floyd. He started wandering around the country playing music, before he, in 1972, moved to Harlem, New York, where he played in the subways of the city. He has played with various musicians including Jimmy Reed, Wilson Pickett, and Bo Diddley, as well as fronted his own band. The song, Red Sun, was written by bandmate, Canadian Joel Poluck. When I heard this song, I was completely floored by the lyrics and the groove. I knew I had to record it because of how profoundly it spoke to me."

 

Lee's Version:

 

Our Version:

 

 

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