Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Songs for a Tuesday Morning - "Who's the other guy playing with him?"

The story goes that when Brian Jones played a Robert Johnson record for Keith Richards, Richards gave Jones a puzzled look and said, "So who's the other guy playing with him?"

And there will be a bunch of other guys playing him tonight at the Apollo Theatre, where they're holding a Robert Johnson at 100 concert (which I would love to be going to but I can't) (and technically he's almost 101--he was born on May 8, 1911).

So, in case you too have other plans, here are three versions of his most famous song. 

The original:

The Cream version:

And the Ry Cooder (yes--honest) gospel version from that Ralph Macchio/Jami Gertz movie in the 80's: