Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 4

Today’s selection has been around the block a few times since Walter Jacobs and Lonnie Carter — the Mississippi Sheiks — wrote it and recorded in 1930.

It’s been a bluegrass tune, covered by Bill Monroe and Don McLean.

It’s been electric blues, covered by Howlin’ Wolf and the Grateful Dead.

Today, it’s rocking country blues, with the great Sleepy LaBeef giving his big baritone quite a workout.

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“Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “Strange Things Happening,” 1994.

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