How about some blues today? And if we are going there why not go with the finest?
Sadly taken from us at the age of 27 Robert Johnson is considered by many to be the creator of rock n roll, and by pretty much most of us the King of the Delta Blues.
Hellhound on my Trail
Maybe he did this one after his meeting with the devil at the crossroads.
According to legend, as a young black man living on a plantation in rural Mississippi, Robert Johnson was branded with a burning desire to become a great blues musician. He was "instructed" to take his guitar to a crossroad near Dockery Plantation at midnight. There he was met by a large black man (the Devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The "Devil" played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument. This was, in effect, a deal with the Devil mirroring the legend of Faust. In exchange for his soul, Robert Johnson was able to create the blues for which he became famous.
Sweet Home Chicago
Pretty much accepted as being Buddy Guy's signature tune, but it was written and first performed by Robert Johnson. This is a great video covering the early days in Chicago.
Come on in my Kitchen
A great song covered by a great many artists, makes sure to listen to the Allman Brothers version. But the original, as always, is best.
Me and the Devil Blues
Maybe he did have a thing about the devil. We'll never know.