So what can a blues legend do with a legendary trucker song? He can turn it into a funked up rocker that sounds just as slick today as it did upon its release 45 years ago.
Everyone’s got a favorite artist and when it comes to the blues, I’m a Taj Mahal man. Not the building, the man. And if you’ve never heard the work of the man named Taj Mahal, check out his pulse-quickening version of “Six Days On The Road.” Everything about it — from the guitars to the vocal delivery — is dead-on perfect.
If you think you know the song without ever hearing this version… you don’t know the song.
“Got my air hose runnin’ clear, baby, you ought to watch the way I shift my gears.”