I got an offer to write a guest article for a pretty popular music blog. Super excited, I immediately got started on the topic I'm most enthusiastic about...the blues. Well, my article was rejected! I guess the blues is too much of a niche nowadays eh?!? Anyway, I know you guys will appreciate this and probably add to it with stuff I've never heard so here ya'll go. I put a link to the minilog (video playlist) at the bottom (edited for length) : Here's six badass blues tracks your Dad should've told you about. 6. I'm Goin Upside Your Head - Jimmy Reed Blatantly sexist lyrics from a rampant alcoholic? Violent undertones over a bouncy shuffle? Yep. This is what's missing from today's music. 5. Diddy Wah Diddy - Captain Beefheart This is the swamptastic blues rock cover version of a classic Bo Diddley song penned by one of the best blues songwriters ever. Willie Dixon wrote most of Howlin' Wolf's hits and was the most important link between blues and rock and roll. Captain Beefheart was a borderline lunatic who influenced a whole bunch of other influential people like Frank Zappa and Tom Waits. Let this one soak in. It's good for you. 4. Delaware Slide - George Thorogood and the Destroyers Yeah, you may remember your old man gettin down to "Bad to the Bone" when the classic rock stations still existed. You may have even heard "I Drink Alone" or George's fantastic cover of Hank Williams' "Move it on Over" but this debut album gem shows just how badass George and the Destroyers were in their prime. Driving songs don't get much better. 3. Shake it Baby - John Lee Hooker While the Beatles were singing "Love Me Do" and other stupid ****, John Lee Hooker was stomping his foot and laying it out like the boogie king four white guys could never be. You could light your damn beard on fire and still feel this beat. Do it. 2. All your Love - Magic Sam Heard this one yet you goofy sumbitch? If so, why the hell haven't you been tellin everybody about it? That jump. That groove. It's like....magic! Magic Sam was one of the most powerful and influential blues guitar players there ever was. Listen. 1. Jumper on the Line - RL Burnside Wouldn't be no damn Black Keys if not for RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. All you gotta do is write a few tunes almost as good as this and you could win "best rock album". Johnny Depp might even show up. If you can't tap your foot to this one, you should punch yourself in the genitals until you black out. http://minilogs.com/lrdik8w NOW GIVE ME YOUR FAVORITES YOU TWANGERS!!!