This is the title track from American bluesman Seasick Steve's fourth album.
On this track, Steve reflects back to the time when life was simpler. He told Uncut magazine that he's a bit bewildered by the stature he's acquired having found fame so late in his life. He explained: "I'm not trying to be modest, but three years ago, the odds against me doing any good would have seemed about four billion to one. And like I say in the song, I do feel lost in the new world. The only modern thing I want is a mobile phone – I've been sick a few times, so my wife won't let me travel without one."
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.