BLUES TOUR - Ridin' the Road

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Eddie and Frank Thomas Traveled the Blues Highway for Three Years, recording its story...

BLUES TOUR - Ridin' the Road

Need a good Journey of Discovery; Want to see The Delta; Like to hear and see what Alan Lomax called 'the land where the blues began'? 

Try Ridin' the Road with Eddie and Frank.  Sixty-one, 30 second clips work hand in hand with the Thomas brothers' new, 240 page memoir, 61 Down the Highway.

17. Cross Road Blues

Robert Johnson went to the crossroads and sold his soul to the devil for the ability to play the blues. So they say. Where is the crossroads? Lots of folks have been looking for it. Eddie and Frank found it in the middle of a cotton field outside of...well...somewhere. With the sun going down and cotton pickers off in the distance headed their way, they did Robert Johnson's Crossroad Blues. In a day or so, the field was picked and plowed under. The cross roads...gone.

Watch the Clip (above) - Choose Your Stop and Listen (below) 

CHOOSE YOUR STOP

(below)

  1. Mississippi Blues (Memphis) 
  2.  St. Louis Blues (Memphis) 
  3. Memphis Blues (Memphis) 
  4.  Downtown Blues (Memphis) 
  5. Mississippi Bottom Blues (Peabody Hotel, Memphis)
  6.  Rocket 88 (Memphis) 
  7. Memphis Jug Blues (Memphis) 
  8.  Downhearted Blues (Orpheum Theater) 
  9. That's No Way (Central Station, Memphis) 
  10. Big Road Blues (Memphis) 
  11. When the Levee (Walls) 
  12. Kansas City (The Levee) 
  13. 61 Highway (Lake Cormorant)
  14. Shetland Pony (Clack's Store) 
  15. Future Blues (Robinsonville) 
  16. Sweet Home (Robinsonville) 
  17. Cross Road Blues 
  18. Hollywood Rag (Hollywood) 
  19. Born Blind 
  20. M & O Blues (Coahoma)
  21.  Country Blues (Stovall Farms) 
  22.  Ham Hound Crave (Mattson)
  23. Depot Blues (Mattson) 
  24. Bull Frog Blues (Dublin Break) 
  25. Poor Boy (Tutwiler, MS)
  26. Special Streamline (Swan Lake)
  27. Little Red Rooster (Swan Lake)
  28. Pea Vine Blues (Dockery Farms)
  29. Avalon Blues (the Valley Store) 
  30.  Mule Ridin' Man (Scott, MS)
  31. High Water (Mounds Landing)
  32. Catfish Blues  (Greenwood) 
  33. Yellow Dog Blues (Moorhead)
  34. Bright Lights (Dunleith) 
  35. Nelson Street (Greenville) 
  36. Vacation Blues (Hollandale) 
  37. Mean Old 'Frisco (Midnight) 
  38. Baby Please Don't Go (Rolling Fork)
  39. Kassie Jones (Vaughan) 
  40. Cypress Grove Blues (Bentonia) 
  41.  Saturday Blues (Jackson) 
  42. Sitting on Top (Jackson) 
  43. Dust My Broom (Richland) 
  44. Old Devil (Bolton) 
  45. Vicksburg Blues (Vicksburg)
  46. You Can't Judge a Book (Vicksburg) 
  47. New Someday Baby (Port Gibson) 
  48. Mississippi River Blues (Natchez) 
  49. Pres Returns (Woodville) 
  50. Juke (Marksville, Louisiana) 
  51. Midnight Special (Angola) 
  52. Jolie Blonde (Sunshine) 
  53. Buddy Bolden's Blues (New Orleans) 
  54. Bamboula (New Orleans) 
  55. Mamie's Blues (New Orleans) 
  56. Mr. Jelly Lord (New Orleans)
  57. Wolverine Blues (New Orleans) 
  58. Basin Street (New Orleans) 
  59. Hotter Than That (New Orleans) 
  60. Tomorrow Night (New Orleans) 
  61. Sweet Hour of Prayer

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