Number 35 – This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Blues!


I’m feeling comfortable on the front porch….
Just me and my harmonica…

This one drops 29 spots from last year, and I might just be scratching my head on the reasons why? But as I’ve said many times now, when you make up a list like this, over 2 months ago now, things change,…
Which is why it dropped, right?

Love this song, and I love the way boys do it!
Elvis has definitely left the building, and Aerosmith walked in!

What were Kokomo Arnold, Sleepy John Estes, Muddy Waters, Elvis, Eddie Cochrane, and even Tim McGraw really trying to say? I’m thinkin’ there was a lot being said, that just wasn’t being said on the original version. Great song, but damn it didn’t make a lot of sense, start to finish.

A lot like the song “Come Together”, the boys didn’t come in and try to cover a Beatles song. They came in and recognized the song was written for Aerosmith to play, simple as that. They realized it truly was an Aerosmith song. They didn’t change it all that much, they just Aerosmith’ed it up! This song is similar in that fashion. Elvis, Nugent, and others have done the song. It just took a group like Aerosmith, and a vocalist like Tyler to make it completely their own.

They did change it, although the changes to the lyrics were mild, they have a powerful effect on the theme of the song. Elvis and the others were singing a very confusing, yet typical “I’m lonely because my baby left me” blues song, and not having any milk or butter. The main character is basically “Head in Hands” crying and sad all the way through. The lyrics go on about this guy’s girl who’s not around, but then he talks about leaving her…. Excuse me… uhm, she already left. Now, in the Aerosmith version, and yes some would say typical Aerosmith, Tyler turns the whole song around and makes it about a chick having something going on with the main character, when her husband/boyfriend isn’t around. She’s the one crying and whining.

I should probably say at least one more time, that the Top 100 can change, depending on mood, depending on the time of day, depending on what I’ve been listening to. But I have to say, if you give me an Aero song where Steven just blows, and the guys just “GO”, I’m gonna’ dig it. Sometimes it’s a piece of the song, more than the whole song, sometimes it’s some of the pieces, and sometimes it’s the “sum” of all the pieces. I love this song! I love how they take the “Blues” and make it “Bloozy”, a little blues, a little rock, a little whiskey, and a little floozy all rolled up in to a “Bloozy” song.

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
This ain’t your daddy’s blues!

The 1st ink is to the version Pandora’s Box, the 2nd from Unplugged, both different in style and verse…
Short intro, short song, just enjoy…

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