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Thread #95428 Message #1855550
Posted By: rich-joy
11-Oct-06 - 01:37 AM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
I recall that this song - when played on the Hit Parade of the early to middle 1960s, amongst The Beatles, Cliff Richard, etc etc (and around the time of the Nashville Teens' version of "Tobacco Road" I think) - had a HUGE effect upon this 13 y.o. white girl from West Aussie!!! I think it was my introduction to the sound of "The Blues" - great stuff!! I s'pose it must've been the Howling Wolf version then????