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Smoke on the Bayou

What if Deep Purple were a Delta Blues band…

Thanks to Justin Johnson for this little gem, and to Hein B. for bringing it to your attention.

12 Comments to “Smoke on the Bayou”:

  1. 1
    DeeperPurps says:

    Smoke on the Swamp Water! Love it!

  2. 2
    Pieter van der Velde wzn says:

    Since Deep Purple & CCR are my 2 favourite bands, you can imagine what a great this is👍🎸

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    very nice



  4. 4
    aireight says:

    Very well done. A one man band in a way. Maybe that style doesn’t allow for a solo.

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    Well played, thanks. Cheers.

  6. 6
    Andy says:

    This is a really nice version. When Steve Morse joined purple he and Roger (possibly the whole band) were on a radio show, I think it took place in South Africa (I’m not really sure). Somewhere I have a cassette recording of the show. They did an acoustic version of Knocking On Your Back Door. What I remember about it was when Steve played the riff, he gave it a southern twang, somewhat similiar to what Justin Johnson is doing to SOTW.

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Très lovely!

  8. 8
    janbl says:

    How about Judith Owen:


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    stoffer says:


  10. 10
    Micke says:

    @6 And they did a super version of King of Dreams too! In SA yes.

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    Dr. Bob says:

    A perfect balance of being true to the original but making it your own.

  12. 12
    Andy says:

    @10 That was a different interview, but I agree with you, that was a super version of King of Dreams. JLT used to have that version on his website, I’m not sure if it is still posted.

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