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A blues standard written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal's 1968 album The Natch'l Blues, and is one of Mahal's most famous tunes. It has since been covered many times, and is included on the soundtrack for the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers (the song plays over the opening credits, as Jake Blues leaves prison). According to John Belushi's widow, it was Belushi's favorite blues song.

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  • Avatar for MrBlueswalker
    Not bad, but look at the version from Blues Brother's . I think it's better
  • Avatar for jimboeck
    funkieeeeeeeeeeee
  • Avatar for mitchn
    Thirty-five years listening to this great song and never understood the "Katy" reference. Thank you @HODBass and @Tucanista!
  • Avatar for Tucanista
    The Katy was the MKT railroad .
  • Avatar for HODBass
    The "Katy" in the song refers to the Missouri Kansas and Texas railroad, whose nickname was the Katy.
  • Avatar for Cate77
    Hi LondonLouis, I once heard a guy sing "Caddy" instead of Katy. So that would be a - well - a Cadillac maybe? Makes sense to me: Caddy and a mule....
  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    What would the "Katy" be which she caught? (am genuinely curious).
  • Avatar for Hendrix_7
    Ciao
  • Avatar for brijounet
    bon
  • Avatar for bongosam
    Still crazy 'bout that hard headed woman o'mine..............................OK Then!

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