Tuesday, January 6

Devil Got My Woman Blues at Newport 1966

"Howlin' Wolf, Skip James, Son House, Bukka White and Rev. Pearly Brown Imagine you've stumbled into a juke joint where the mentor of Robert Johnson, Son House, and the idol of the Rolling Stones, Howlin' Wolf, 'dis' one another. Picture a place where Wolf taunts Bukka White while the robust Parchman Farm alumnus spins his proto-funk dance grooves and the spectral Skip James weaves his haunting Devil Got My Woman. It's an archetypal blues 'crossroads' where legends of the 1920s Delta and 1950s Chicago share the same musical space, suspended out of time in a super-real present, a non-specific 'bluestime.' This is no fantasy. ... The resultant film footage captures the blues experience in its first and truest milieu, one in which African-American men and women drink, dance, and share their troubles and triumphs. Brooding faces absorbing the wailing pleas of Son House and rubber-legged dancers strutting to Bukka's buoyant blues are as much a part of the mise-en-scene as the legendary principals of the cast."
Wild Realm Reviews
YouTube: Devil Got My Woman by Skip James, Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years, Howlin' Wolf - Meet Me In The Bottom, Howlin' Wolf - Dust My Broom, Skip James - I'm So Glad, Pearly Brown - Blues