Saturday, January 22, 2011

First Show: 1/10/2011

Starting off with Delta classics...

Charley Patton - Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan*
Tommy Johnson - Big Road Blues
Son House - Preachin' the Blues Pt. 1 & 2
Robert Johnson - Crossroads*
Leadbelly - Kansas City Papa
Skip James - Devil Got my Woman
Blind Willie McTell - Chainey
Blind Willie McTell - Murderer's Home Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Nobody's Dirty Business
Josh White - Get on Home
LeRoy Carr - Blues Before Sunrise
Blind Boy Fuller - Working Man's Blues
Josh White - Blood Red River Blues
Jelly Roll Morton - Hesitation Blues
Blind Boy Fuller - Rag, Rag
Leadbelly - On Monday
* Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce (Cream) will go on to cover Johnson's song in their numerous performances. Listen to the difference:

(psst...on this show, we like the former better all the way!)

*Blind Lemon Jefferson gets some contemporary rep:
Samuel L. Jackson does a rendition of the song for the movie Black Snake Moan

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