She Caught the Katy

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"She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride)" is a blues standard[1] written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal's 1968 album The Natch'l Blues,[2] and is one of Mahal's most famous tunes.[3] It has since been covered many times, and is included on the soundtrack for the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers (the song greets Jake Blues as he leaves prison, in the beginning of the movie).[4] According to John Belushi's widow, it was Belushi's favorite blues song.[5]

The "Katy" refers to the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.[6]

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  1. ^ Ratliff, Ben (20 April 1997). "Yank Rachell, 87, Mandolinist And Elder Statesman of the Blues". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 801. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ Coyle, Jake (25 February 2009). "Taj Mahal to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame". FOX News. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Denisoff, R. Serge; William D. Romanowski (1991). Risky business: rock in film, Volume 1990. Transaction Publishers. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-88738-843-9. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Jeff (20 April 2004). "Blues Brothers bonanza: 12 of the best". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  6. ^ Scheer, George (1991). Booked on the morning train: a journey through America. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-945575-40-5. 
  7. ^ della Cava, Marco R. (21 July 1996). "Blues Brothers reborn Jim Belushi wails with late brother's soul". USA Today. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Strong, Martin Charles; John Peel (2004). The great rock discography (7 ed.). Canongate. p. 824. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2. 
  9. ^ Milano, Brett (4 June 2001). "MUSIC REVIEW; Cult hero Pena returns in glory after decades off the stage". Boston Herald. p. 35. 
  10. ^ "Phish setlist for July 21, 1998". phish.net. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Fraser, Doug (15 August 2009). "Raitt rates multiple ovations at Tent". Cape Cod Times. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Pareles, Jon (25 September 1993). "Review/Pop; A Night of Lullabies For Baby Boomers". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  13. ^ Brophy, Steven M. (30 June 1997). "Widespread Panic Sends Fans on a Musical Trip". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  14. ^ "Panic lifts crowd's spirits with bluesy jams". The Deseret News. 20 October 1999. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "Huey Lewis and the Rumors at Summer Camp". 

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