The Record of the Day is Charlie's rendition of "Big Boss Man", a song originally a hit for Jimmy Reed in 1961. This song was composed in part by Luther Dixon who is best known for his work with The Shirelles. I have an affinity for "Big Boss Man" because it challenges the powers-that-be and can have nuanced meanings depending on who is singing it. It can be a song challenging racial power structures, it can be taking on gender power dynamics, it can be a protest song about class issues, OR it can be all three of those things at the same time. It's pretty fantastic!
What do you hear when Charlie performs it?