Telephone Blues

Johnny Woods & R.L. Burnside

A Revamped Blues Classic

R.L. Burnside (guitar) and Johnny Woods (harmonica) perform together in 1984.

Two bluesmen from the hill country of Northern Mississippi perform “Telephone Blues” a number most famously associated with Chester Burnett (aka Howlin’ Wolf).

Set to the droning single-chord rhythmic strum of Burnside, Johnny Woods strays from the song’s standard treatment making this blues classic his own.

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