For more than 30 years, the jazz pianist hosted one of public radio’s most beloved shows. She died of natural causes on Tuesday at the age of 95. McPartland spoke with Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross in 1987.
This deceptively simple blues song is a masterpiece of restraint and execution. Recorded first in 1964, it features the voice of Muddy Waters and the piano of Otis Spann in call-and-response. Buoyed by composer Willie Dixon’s bass, Waters slide guitar speaks only twice in the entire song, with bone-chilling results. As covered in may previous […]