Today, this blues song is mostly recognized with the "Blues Brothers" Movie featuring Dan Akroyd and John Belushi.
it was composer and recorded as early as 1937 by Robert Johnson. Johnson (1911-1938) is one of the greatest composers and performers of the delta-blues. He recorded only 42 songs throughout his short career and all of his recordings was made during the last three years of his life.
Many great artists like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan are inspired by Robert Johnson.
Score sample is also available as PDF from the "Additional Files" Section.
BJØRN MORTEN KJÆRNES
Bjørn Morten Kjærnes (b 1952) is one of Norway’s most published wind band composer and arranger. Starting out as a 7-year-old Euphonium player (and later, trombone) in a local school band, he has learned this instrumentation from the inside and as an arranger, composer and conductor he has been working with wind bands all his life. The first education was to be a music teacher, but then composing and arranging became more important and led to composition studies at the Music Academy of Oslo. As a composer he is inspired by an aural based serialism, and with a strong influence of jazz, many of the pieces have mild dissonances and tonal centrums. Some of this can also be heard in some of his arrangements. Children’s experience of music has always been important to Kjærnes and working as a teacher, and later headmaster of a music school led to developing many of the flexible instrumentations that today are published. Today he is working as headmaster of Kontra kulturskole in Ski municipality. As the leader, for many years, of the Norwegian Band Federations adjudicating committee, he is also much used as a guest conductor and adjudicator in local and national competitions.
|Arranger||Kjærnes, Bjørn Morten|
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Film/TV/Musicals, Popular music|
|Series||Noteservice Challenge Series|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2014|