Travelin' Blues

Travelin’ Blues

This week’s episode of Deeper Roots focuses on gospel, blues, and tradition with a theme being the “travelin’ blues”. Whether that’s a long ride to perdition or salvation on the King’s highway or a ready roll down the road apiece…our journey will avoid the toll roads, whether they be the sacred or the profane. Performances this morning feature Rory Block, Chris Smither, Eric Clapton, Freddie King, and The Golden Gate Quartet. The show is a ‘first installment’ of traveling songs…songs about the highways…told in the key of blues with the followup in coming months being one that focuses on the country and bluegrass sound. But not today. Today’s about the blues and the gospel. Drop by.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
3Blind Sammie (Blind Willie McTell) Travelin' Blues Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
4Taj Mahal Farther On Down The Road The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
5Roland Stone Down The Road The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
6Freddie Slack Down The Road Boogie Woogie [Disc 10] Amazon
7Eric Clapton Further On Down the Road Old Sock Amazon
8Chris Smither Look Down the Road I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
9Mattie Delaney Down The Big Road Blues Mississippi Masters Amazon
10Unidentified Quartet I Look Down The Road And Wonder Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11The Golden Gate Quartet I Looked Down The Road And Wondered Travelin' Shoes Amazon
12Vera Ward Hall Travelin' Shoes Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
13Rory Block If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14Paul Butterfield's Better Days Highway 28 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
15Johnny "Guitar" Watson Highway 60 Space Guitar Amazon
16Lowell Fulson Highway 99 Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
17Gatemouth Moore Highway 61 Blues Hey Mr. Gatemouth – Complete King Recordings Amazon
18Honeyboy Edwards Strollin' Down Highway 61 Roamin and Ramblin Amazon
19Snooks Eaglin Traveling Mood Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
20Doc Pomus Traveling Dog Singer & Songwriter Amazon
21Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Get On Down The Road Go Ahead And Rock And Roll Amazon
22Ernie Andrews With Maxwell Davis Orchestra Travelin' Baby Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
23Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners Travelin' Blues Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24T-Bone Walker Travelin' Blues The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
26Howling Wolf Driving This Highway Sings The Blues Amazon
27Freddie King Key To The Highway Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Freddie King Living On The Highway The Best Of Freddie King: The Shelter Records Years Amazon
29Little Walter Key to the Highway Chess Blues Disc 3 Amazon
30Eric Clapton Traveling Riverside Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
31Tommy McClennan Travelin' Highway Man The Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942 Disc 2 Amazon
32Cripple Clarence Lofton Traveling Blues Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol. 1 (1935-1939) Amazon

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