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the devil's music
October 31, 2010 12:20 AM   Subscribe

Happy Halloween, y'all! The Devil has some music he'd like you to hear today... Me and the Devil Blues - Devil Is Watching You - Devil's Got The Blues - The Devil's Woman - The Evil Devil Blues - Devil Got My Woman.
posted by flapjax at midnite (24 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very nice. Thanks.
I'm not really much of a Cowboy Junkies fan, but I absolutely love "Whites Off Earth Now", which includes their version of "Me and the Devil Blues." (Very odd video.)
posted by zoinks at 12:56 AM on October 31, 2010


"The devil's got 90,000 women...and he only needs one more!"

Thanks so much for posting this. My dad loves this old, old blues, and I"m pretty sure he doesn't have "The Devil's Woman." I shall send him this. Awesome!
posted by deep thought sunstar at 12:59 AM on October 31, 2010


Speak of the Devil.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:08 AM on October 31, 2010


"But that one song, 'Devil Got My Woman'... I mostly just keep playing that over and over. Do you have any other records like that?"

"There are no other records like that."
posted by NoraReed at 1:11 AM on October 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'd rather be the devil, than to be my woman's man.
posted by kenko at 1:14 AM on October 31, 2010


Best devil-related song ever? Please allow me to introduce myself...
posted by amyms at 1:18 AM on October 31, 2010


Devil Woman?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:20 AM on October 31, 2010


whoops wrong genre according to the tags
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:22 AM on October 31, 2010


whoops wrong genre according to the tags

Here's one more according to the tag: The Devil Blues.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:27 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Devil went down to Georgia.
posted by Substrata at 5:21 AM on October 31, 2010


Well, son, let me tell you, I'm so pleased to meet you,
The boys and I been expectin' to greet you,
As guest of honor in the House of the Dead . . .

[NSFW]

oh Danny, you will always be the devil to me
posted by Countess Elena at 6:25 AM on October 31, 2010


I'm not really much of a Cowboy Junkies fan, but I absolutely love "Whites Off Earth Now", which includes their version of "Me and the Devil Blues."

On the Pump Up The Volume soundtrack, they did another, more spooky version of the song.

And the Junkies are one of the best bands ever.
posted by nomadicink at 6:35 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


EVER
posted by nomadicink at 6:36 AM on October 31, 2010


Also, no need to be so literal, down here at the Crossroads, which the Cowboy Junkies also did a version of.
posted by nomadicink at 6:50 AM on October 31, 2010


Friend of the Devil is a friend of mine.
posted by rdone at 8:23 AM on October 31, 2010


Don't forget about when the devil went down to newport.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:43 AM on October 31, 2010


Thanks for the post flapjax.

Not necessarily "Devil Blues," but folks reading this thread might be interested in a new local (to me) record label Devil Down Records has released a collection of previously unreleased 1967 recordings of Mississippi Fred McDowell. I read about it in the newspaper today.
posted by marxchivist at 11:14 AM on October 31, 2010


I had a pretty lame high school experience. These folks did play this at one of our dances (leaving it entirely to your own good selves to determine whether that reinforces or refutes the impression of my high schooling as lame. Never mind the hat.)
posted by Mike D at 12:24 PM on October 31, 2010


Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil
posted by daniel_ at 10:05 PM on October 31, 2010


Bo Carter - Old Devil Lyrics Guitar details
posted by y2karl at 11:06 AM on November 1, 2010


Like John Miller said in the details, it takes some practice to get those fills between verses up to speed. Or so I have been told.
posted by y2karl at 11:10 AM on November 1, 2010


Oh, and here's The genesis of the myth that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil from Jerry Jazz Musician's interview with Barry Lee Pearson, co-author of Robert Johnson: Lost and Found.
posted by y2karl at 11:25 AM on November 1, 2010


See also
posted by y2karl at 11:26 AM on November 1, 2010


john martyn does skip james. sort of.
posted by peterkins at 11:38 AM on November 1, 2010


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