Published on July 8th, 2013 | by msalt

Still A Fool

Something a little different — I’m going to trace back several versions of a favorite blues song, known alternately as “Still a Fool,” “Catfish Blues,” and “Rolling Stone.” Muddy Waters had the most famous version with the last of those versions, the song that gave the Rolling Stones their name. He released both “Rolling Stone” and “Still A Fool,” which are very similar but significantly different; the former is just him on guitar, the latter a band featuring the criminally underrated Willie Dixon.

I’m going to show this evolution backwards, starting with the Stones’ 1968 (unreleased) cover of Still A Fool. You know a song’s great when every single version of it kicks ass. Next up: Henxrix’s “Catfish Blues.”

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Mark Saltveit is a writer, standup comedian, skimboarder and dad based in Middlebury, Vermont. His improv show "Palindrome Fight!" will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aug. 5-29th 2022 at the Kilderkin Pub, 67 Canongate, at 7:30pm each night except Tuesdays.

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