There was a special on Jimi Hendrix tonight, and I saw him playing the blues classic "Killing Floor" at Monterey (same stage where I saw Chuck Berry do a dynamite show in 1974). And since my guitar is always near my television I checked the key. A flat. I guess it was those piano keys, again. What would Keith say? Wouldn't a real guitarist move up to A to take advantage of those open strings? (Insert smiley face or Dr. Evil's laugh here.) Anyway, what a version!
I couldn't find Howlin' Wolf doing it, but I found something better: Hubert Sumlin, playing it at B.B. King's last May. My brother Paul (who just accompanied me to Blueberry Hill, Wentzville, and The Pageant) was there that night. He might enjoy this clip. (I haven't actually been able to watch yet. Bad connection. But I'm betting from the first couple of notes that it's great.)