I've been listening to Henry Thomas, a 1920s bluesman.
Bull Doze Blues. I was pointed to it by a reference to Canned Heat. Isn't Going Up Country oddly similar?
I'm classing it as an hommage rather than a rip-off, as Canned Heat's hearts always seemed to be in the right place.
You know what both of them remind me of?
Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime.
And that always reminds me of:
The Mixture's Pushbike Song.
From country blues progenitor to the lightest of throwaway summer pop. Guess which artist I spent a few minutes chasing down on teh interwebs last night?
Ans.: Henry Thomas.