I've always been one of those "songs behind the song" kind of people. Dunno why... but research has always involved allowing me to be aware of why things are the way they are, or why they even exist at all.
Hence my stance on existence period... But that's another day, another cup of joe.
A few weeks ago, I posted a pair of songs on the link side of my happy little Facebook profile. One was an (albeit rare) bright and hopeful blues song that became one of the quintessential Woodstock anthems that I never knew the name of until I decided to look it up.
The second was a blues song of heartbreak that few people know the first song came from, notably the flute melody that almost anyone familiar with what happened in America in the 60s has heard one time or another. (I for one remember the Woodstock 25th Anniversary Pepsi commercial back in '94 that featured it.)
[There was a lot of self-loathing emo trash/bullshit I'm not accustomed to posting in the original post.]
The first song was Canned Heat's "Goin' Up the Country."
The second was performed by Henry Thomas, right before the Great Depression in 1928...