To pay tribute to the song’s roots, the band shot the accompanying performance video at Jimmy Duck Holmes’ Blue Front Café, the oldest active juke join in America. Other landmarks highlighted in the clip are the town of Como, Mississippi, the home to Mississippi Fred McDowell, Chulahoma Community, the Burnside Palace, Aikei Pro’s record shop, and Blues Alley in Holly Springs, the hometown of Junior Kimbrough.
Watch the video below.
During an interview on Apple Music 1 with Zane Lowe, Dan Auerbach discussed why the duo covered the song.
“I had a session here with Robert Finley and I invited these guys up, this one guy in particular, Kenny, who was the guitar player for R.L. Burnside. And he played on a ton of records that I love, Junior Kimbrough records, all kinds,” said Auerbach. “I also invited this guy named Eric Deaton. He’s a bass player, crazy good player. Hill country, he’s just like an encyclopedia with that kind of music, with hill country music in particular. And I invited him up, we had such a good time. I called Pat, I was like, ‘Man, you got to come over here, we got to just play a little bit for fun.’ Because I just figured he’d really liked Kenny. And a day and a half later, yeah, we have a record done.”
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