Walkin’ blues

A few people asked me this week, after James Gandolfini died, if the name for this blog came from the opening line of the theme song from the Sopranos.

It didn’t.

It’s the opening line to the classic blues song, Walkin’ Blues.

The first time I heard it was when my summer camp counselor, Jon Ross, put the Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the turntable and said I could play this stuff. Three minutes that changed my life. Here’s what I heard:


I later learned that it was a Robert Johnson song:


And today, I woke up this mornin’ and listened to this version by Taj Mahal:


I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow mornin’.