This one day, it was a summerday in 2008 I sat outside a bar in my hometown Rotterdam and thought about visiting a concert, there are plenty of music festivals during that time. The thing is a lot of bluesdogs passed away over the years. So my dream to see Junior Wells or Johnny Copeland has been dead and gone for many years. I had to attent at a concert of young musicians.
Johnny Copeland’s daughter Shemekia Copeland made quite a career as a bluesartist. She was nominated for a Blues Music Award this year, and received the crown as Queen of the Blues. Mud Morganfield is busy continuing his fathers legacy. So this day in 2008 I heard these folks play “I Got My Mojo Working” and it made quite an impression. They swinged, grooved, and sounded like an old chess recording, one room filled with bluesmusicians having fun, but then fifty years later. I found some new music.
Kitty Daisy and Lewis
I heard these two girls sing and swing, It was great. So I ask the bartender the name of these guys. He picked up some coasters and wrote Kitty, Daisy and Lewis on it. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis are three siblings of the Durham family. They play swinging blues rock ‘n roll with a Hawaiian flavor. It is music for the summer, it is the blues through sunglasses. The song I heard was a Muddy Waters classic, a 1956 song written by Preston Foster and first recorded by Ann Cole.
I got my Mojo Working Blues song
When I got home that day I searched around and found my favorite song “Going Up The Country” a cover from Canned Heat and a traditional.
Another song I really like is “Polly Put The Kettle On”, a cover of an old English language nursery rhyme. The song was transformed into a Blues song By Sonny Boy Williamson I in the 1940s, and later also covered by Big Walter Horton. And now I heard Kitty Daisy and Lewis played it. I haven’t heard a groovier version of it since then.