Can’t you imagine Ray Charles’ rhythm section playing behind this? I hear it so vividly in my head. Raw Raw Raw. On top of that, I love this one for a few reasons.
The first is the gritty and deep feeling of the blues. Man, can’t you feel that too? The twelve measure loop. Thank goodness she sings it twice. It’s a great Call, Elaborate, Response form. You sure can tell the blues came from the south.
And the second is the cool phrasing. Typical folk style, where the muic follows the vocal line, and where resting isn’t a matter of beats, but of time. Starting and stopping at whim, and what decides this is the feeling in your gut. Tell me music that is more free than that?