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Father of the blues and interpretations. Robert Johnson – 1911-1938 27 years, 29 songs.

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1 Father of the blues and interpretations

2 Robert Johnson – years, 29 songs

3 The Rolling Stones – 1969

4 John Lee Hooker

5 Hellhound on my Trail Robert Johnson Ive got to keep movin-2x Blues fallin down like hail-4x And the days keeps on worryin me, theres a hellhound on my trail-3x If today was Christmas eve-2x, and tomorrow was Christmas day -2x All I would need my little sweet rider just, to pass the time away, huh huh, to pass the time away You sprinkled hot foot powder, mmm, around my door-2x It keep me with ramblin mind, rider Every old place I go-2x I can tell the wind is risin, the leaves tremblin on the tree-2x All I needs my little sweet woman, and to keep my company, hmm hmm hey hey, my company

6 Robert Johnsons Love in Vain-1937 And I followed her to the station with a suitcase in my hand – 2x Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell when all your love's in vain All my love's in vain When the train rolled up to the station I looked her in the eye-2x Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome and I could not help but cry All my love's in vain When the train, it left the station with two lights on behind – 2x Well, the blue light was my blues and the red light was my mind All my love's in vain Ou hou ou ou ou hoo, Willie Mae Oh oh oh oh oh hey hoo, Willie Mae Ou ou ou ou ou ou hee vee oh woe All my love's in vain

7 Love in Vain – 1969 The Rolling Stones Well I followed her to the station With a suitcase in my hand Yeah, I followed her to the station With a suitcase in my hand Whoa, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell When all your love's in vain When the train come in the station I looked her in the eye Well the train come in the station And I looked her in the eye Whoa, I felt so sad so lonesome That I could not help but cry When the train left the station It had two lights on behind Yeah, when the train left the station It had two lights on behind Whoa, the blue light was my baby And the red light was my mind All my love was in vain All my love's in vain

8 all about Boom Boom and John Lee Hooker Boom boom, you late again –recorded 1961 A talking blues style Step father was earliest blues influence Ran away from home at 15 Recording career began in 1937 A prolific lyricist. He was illiterate. Guitar playing akin to piano boogie-woogie Was in the movie The Blues Brothers (1980)

9 Boom Boom lyrics Boom, boom, boom, boom I'm gonna shoot you right down Right o your feet Take you home with me Put you in my house Boom, boom, boom, boom I love to see you strut Up and down the oor And when you talking to me that baby talk I like it like that Oh, when you talk like that You knocks me out Right o of my feet Hoo, hoo, hoo, whoa, yeah Walk the walk baby Talk that talk right now And talk that talk right now, baby Whoa, yeah And talk that talk And walk that walk Walk the walk, baby And talk that talk And you whisper in my ear I can't take it like that You knocks me out And when you talk like that I can't take it like that Oh, when you talk like that You knocks me out Right o of my feet Hmm, hmm, hmm, hoo, hoo, hoo Walk the walk baby Talk that talk right now baby You can talk that talk, baby Talk that talk, that baby talk Can't take it like that No baby


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