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.

57. Wolverine Blues (New Orleans)

Only a few years after Buddy Bolden played the first notes of jazz at the Odd Fellows and Masonic Hall, Jelly Roll, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet and everybody who was anybody were down the street blasting away at the Red Onion. This old building at 762 South Rampart Street is no longer a dance hall, but has indeed seen many a dancing shoe. Eddie and Frank consider themselves among the lucky few, and maybe even the last, to add their humble notes to the great ones that were sounded here. They did Jelly Roll's The Wolverine Blues.

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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