Broke Down Engine

I feel like a broke down engine ain’t got no drivin’ wheel. Tonight’s Daily Dose takes us back to Blind Willie McTell and his 12-string guitar. Here he is from 19 and 33.

I was a teen-aged blues freak, and it didn’t stop into early adulthood either (I hadn’t yet discovered how cool the diatonic accordion really was). I know a lot of blues is what I’m trying to say, and this one remains one of my all-time faves.

Here’s Johnny Winter’s take on it…

Townes Van Zandt is known for his songwriting but he also played his share of blues…

If you like this tune, also listen to World Gone Wrong by Bob Dylan. He did a terrific job on this song as well.

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