by Todd McGovern
No doubt about it, 1974 was a funky time.
If you need an exclamation point on this claim, look no further than this version of Junior Parker’s 1953 single on Sun Records, “Mystery Train.” With a band that includes A.C. Reed on saxophone, Buddy Guy and his younger brother Phil on guitars, Junior Wells brings the funk to this early rock-and-roll classic.
Sit back, crack open a tall cool one and relax, here’s Junior Wells performing “Mystery Train”
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Todd McGovern is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY.