Apropos of just posting a review of a July 4th show: the other night I'm sitting on the porch with a good friend and "U.S. Blues" comes on. He casually remarks, "you know they totally stole this from Jimmy Reed?" Oh really? See what you think:
For you non-blues fans, Jimmy Reed's the guy who wrote "Baby, What You Want Me To Do," "Big Boss Man," and "It's a Sin." Pretty foundational stuff for the Dead and for rock & roll in general.