Highway 61 Blues 06: Covering Robert Johnson

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
COVERING ROBERT JOHNSON
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES 06

Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Radio, February 11, 2006 [HW-0006]
Scott Barretta investigates some of the many recordings inspired by the Robert Johnson Vocalion sessions of 1936-37 including music by Tommy McClennan, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters, Robert Lockwood Jr., Walter Davis, Elmore James, Boyd Gilmore, Homesick James, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Lonnie
Pitchford, Pian Threadgill, Flaming Groovies, Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf, and
Led Zeppelin.

COVERING ROBERT JOHNSON
[01] Scott Barretta Opening Comments over Theme Music: 61 Highway
[02] Tommy McClennan: Don’t You Wanna Go
[03] Johnny Shines: Ramblin’
[04] Muddy Waters: Kind Hearted Woman Blues
[05] Robert Lockwood Jr.: Black Spider Blues
[06] Walter Davis: Sweet Home Chicago
[07] Johnny Shines: Fishtail
[08] Elmore James: Dust My Broom
[09] Boyd Gilmore: Ramblin’ on My Mind
[10] Homesick James: Cross Road Blues
[11] Alvin Youngblood Hart: Hellhound on My Trail
[12] Lonnie Pitchford: If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
[13] Pian Threadgill: Phonograph Blues
[14] Flaming Groovies: 32-20 Blues
[15] Rolling Stones: Stop Breaking Down
[16] Howlin’ Wolf: Dust My Broom
[17] Johnny Shines, Robert Lockwood et al.: Sweet Home Chicago
[18] Closing Music: Led Zeppelin: Traveling Riverside Blues

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Written & programmed by Scott Barretta
Executive Producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Andy Harper
Produced & recorded by Joe York at the Center for Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi
Production assistant: Mark Coltrane
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam