From Mississippi to Northern Ireland to Australia, this classic has inspired musicians from around the world. But can the original be beaten?
Charley Patton’s equine tale has inspired generations of blues singers, but can we separate the lame nags from the thoroughbreds?
It’s the song that has ruffled feathers from the moment it first appeared, but did The Rolling Stones or Howlin' Wolf create version of has the most to crow about?
Sonny Boy Williamson's tale of playground love was transformed to fit swinging London by The Yardbirds. But which version is top of the class?
A down-by-the-river country standard about casting a rod competes with Chicago electric blues and swing-dance. Which version is catch of the day?
A blues about death first recorded in 1927, and then taken for a walk on the wild side in 2003. But which version is the buried treasure?
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