Clifton Chenier- “My Soul”. 1955. Etta James on backing vocals!
More Earl King! I’d say he was the best, but that doesn’t leave room for a whole bunch of other people. So how about: he was one of the greats. Hendrix did a nice job with this tune on Electric Ladyland.
George Lewis & His New Orleans Music - Willie the Weeper. Recorded in 1950.