…didn’t really happen for the Kickster this year, did it? I had no time due to pressures of work and family to get anything together. Still, you don’t want my excuses. I’ll just wish you all a merry Christmas for tomorrow, hope to see you back here after the festivities are all done, and leave you with a little bit of blues that you’ll love if you like Canned Heat. Peel played this on one of his BFBS shows from a CD he’d been given as a present. Eddie C. Campbell learned the blues from Muddy Waters and rubbed shoulders with luminaries such as Willie Dixon and Howlin’ Wolf (other Peel favourites). This track is just about as cool as you’re going to get for the Yule, and it’s comforting to know that at the age of 70, Campbell released a new album and is still active in Chicago today.
Eddie C. Campbell, Santa’s Messing With The Kid