Another live clip today. One of my very favorites from YouTube.
Ry Cooder is known for his fantastic blues-rock slide guitar. This collaboration with The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces is just fantastic soulful blues. I'm pretty certain this is a Staple Singers song originally. This version of course features Cooder on guitar, but the whole thing just turns me on. Everything is soul, from the horn section, to the raspy vocals, to the insistent bass. And speaking of bass, pay special attention to the tall skinny fellow with the trucker cap on. He's singing a bass line that's so low I first thought it was a brass instrument playing his part.
Down In Mississippi, some blues for your Tuesday.