Retrofit: Blues Covers

Photo: Muddy Waters 'Mannish Boy' single

We know that Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jack White and so many others were profoundly influenced by early American blues that sprang up from the Mississippi delta, the Chicago night spots, even a recording studio that was a side project of a Wisconsin furniture enterprise. Hear the originals and the updates, the similarities, the differences, and what it's like to have a "fore day creep" or even a "black cat moan."

Blues Covers on Retrofit, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Have mercy.

Enjoy a mashup of great blues originals and covers via the playlist and videos below!