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.

52. Jolie Blonde (Sunshine)

The tune Jolie Blonde is sometime referred to as the "Cajun national anthem." There is lots of overlap with Cajun music, jazz and the blues. It is all mixed up in kind of a steamy gumbo. Frank is an LSU graduate. Eddie and Frank drove down the levee road near the small town of Sunshine and stopped on the side of road at a special place for a version of the "Cajun national anthem." The ground was muddy. Some of Louisiana stuck with them as they left.

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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