Billy Gibbons has just released a new lyric video for "Standing Around Crying", taken from his upcoming album "The Big Bad Blues".
The song was originally released by Muddy Waters in 1969. You can listen to Gibbons' cover below.
In an interview with UCR, Gibbons said, "When we decided that our next solo album would focus on the blues ... make that The Big Bad Blues, we felt it was absolutely necessary to join with a Muddy Waters influence because if he hadn’t left Stovall’s Plantation and moved to Chicago where he ‘discovered electricity,’ we’d be living in a very different world."
Gibbons continued to say that Waters first recorded "Standing Around Crying" in 1952. He said it was a song that bridges the Waters' early days "rural blues" in Mississippi Delta and the electric blues during his time in Chicago.
"James Harmon, in tribute to the original, did a great job channelling Junior Wells' harmonica tone as this was recorded just as Little Walter left Muddy’s band and Junior came in to replace him for a short time," Gibbons said.