It Hurts Me Too — Tampa Red (Bluebird, 1940)

Tampa Red proved himself a master of many moods during his long recording career, and with the classic line "When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me too," he showed how the blues can be an expression of empathy and tenderness. Tampa, who was known as "The Guitar Wizard," takes solos on both slide guitar and kazoo on this May 10, 1940, recording, accompanied by Blind John Davis on piano. The song became a Top 10 rhythm & blues hit when Tampa rerecorded it in 1949 as "When Things Go Wrong," and gained new life with covers by Elmore James, Junior Wells, Eric Clapton and others.

2016-11-10T17:07:41+00:00 November 10th, 2016|