This week it's the Howlin' Wolf classic, "Killing Floor." Performed by The Electric Flag, one of the first electric horn groups (along with Blood, Sweat, and Tears) and featured Buddy Miles on drums, Nick Gravenites on vocals, Barry Goldberg on keyboards, Harvey Brooks on bass and Michael Bloomfield on lead guitar. This song, from A Long Time Coming, features one of the tightest horn riffs ever...and was quite controversial in it's day because of its spoken lead-in by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The second version is a more relaxed interpretation by slack key Hawaiian guitarist and blues man, Freddie Roulette who was born and in Evanston, Ill.and learned to play steel guitar in high school.He started playing in clubs around Chicago in his teens, and laterwork in Earl Hooker's band. This tune is from his album, Back In Chicago, with Willie Kent and the Gents !