Remixed Blues Songs: Ramblin´ On My Mind Robert Johnson Remix
Ramblin’ On My Mind was recorded on November 23, 1936 by the great Robert Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. The influence of Robert Johnson in the history of music is huge. From Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton, Johnson’s music was an inspiration for all of them. Beside the musicians who cover Johnson’s music acoustic or in a band, a lot of DJ´s find inspiration for a bluesy remix in Johnson´s music. DJ Chamber remixed the song Ramblin´ On My Mind strikingly. This is a blues remix to remember.
Blues remix by DJ Chamber
DJ Chamber is a globetrotting, and award-winning DJ who has been touring internationally since the age of just 21. Originally from Bristol, UK, but currently living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The remix of Ramblin´ Man contains a steady and groovy drumbeat complimented by remixed vocals of Johnson. When the bass is introduced in this remix you will find a blues / dubstep sound. The song is setup around the continuing guitar sample. DJ Chamber did a great job.
Ramlin’ man DJ Chamber – Blues Remix Robert Johnson
Cover version of Ramblin’ on my Mind
Eric Clapton, Simply Red, Ike Turner, Otis Spann and John Mayall are just a few musicians who covered Ramblin´ On My Mind. Eric Clapton´s version is a revival version of Johnson original recording. Simply Red´s version is almost A capella. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers made a great honky tonk Blues track of this traditional. You will notice that all cover versions keep the bluesy feeling, like Robert Johnson recorded it.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg
The raw edged version of Ramblin’ on My Mind by Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg is worth listening. Beside the cool vocals the honky tonking piano tune make this song. It may be the most badass version of Johnson’s song ever recorded.
Some of the greatest hits in blues are an inspiration for DJ’s to be remixed in danceable songs. Earlier we wrote about Son House and Muddy Waters who where brilliantly remixed. Today a re-production of Keb’ Mo’s song Am I Wrong from his 1994 album Keb’ Mo’.
Keb’ Mo’ a three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician is compared to most of the great blues musicians a young dog. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach through an R&B group. It resulted in his 1980 debut album “Rainmaker”. Mo’ recorded during his 34 year career 14 records.
Am I Wrong
Am I Wrong’ is a great song recognizable for the groovy slide guitar and vocals. That combination of guitar and vocals must have been the inspitation for some of the remixes you will find on this page.
Thomas Calame Demarcq remixed the blues song by adding a heavy bass and danceable beat to it. It is a easy listening good feeling song.
Other Blues Remixes
Ice One’s remix is recognizable for the heavy beat. It is build on the same groovy slide guitar. Listen to it here:
Son House never thought when he picked up his guitar back in 1928 that his songs would be remixed 90 years later. A lot of producers and DJ’s remix songs and of course the Blues is not forgotten. This first article in the ‘Blues in the remix’ serie: Son House who was brilliantly remixed by Karlo FInkers.
Remix John The Relevator
Karlo FInkers made a fantastic summer feeling blues song remix of ‘John The Relevator’, the combination of the relaxing beat, piano and the deep soul of Son House is the key to this hit.
Origins of John The Relevator
John the Relevator refers to the Apostle John in his role as the author of the Book of Revelation the last book of the new testament. A portion of that book focuses on the opening of seven seals and the resulting apocalyptic events. In its various versions, the song quotes several passages from the Bible in the tradition of American spirituals. The song is a Gospel Blues traditional, first recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1930.
Son House Blues remix John the Relevator
Son House recorded the song in the 1960s a couple of times. His version is very soulful his deep voice is truly the blues feeling. The song is without instrumental backing.
Other Remixes of hte Blues song
Other DJ’s also made a remix of the great song, this is a more reggae influenced remix of the blues.