Highway 61 Blues 22: Deep South Blues Piano

This week’s episode of Highway 61 with Scott Barretta features the music of blues pianists from the Sparks Brothers of Tupelo, Mississippi to Skip James, Little Brother Montgomery, Walter Davis, Doctor Clayton with Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Duskin, Memphis Slim, Little Johnny Jones, Willie Mabon, Henry Gray, Otis Spann, Detroit Junior, Professor Longhair, Champion Jack Dupree, Katie Webster, and James Booker.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 19, 2006 [18061]


The Sparks Brothers: 61 Highway

Skip James: 22-20 Blues

Little Brother Montgomery: Vicksburg Blues

Walter Davis: M&O Blues

Doctor Clayton with Blind John Davis: Moonshine Blues

Sunnyland Slim: No Whiskey Blues

Leroy Carr: Sloppy Drunk Blues

Big Joe Duskin: Beer Drinking Woman

Memphis Slim: Whiskey & Gin Blues

Little Johnny Jones: Big Town Playboy

Willie Mabon: I’m Mad

Henry Gray: I Declare That Ain’t Right

Otis Spann: What’s On Your Worried Mind

Detroit Junior: Call My Job

Professor Longhair: Bald Head

Champion Jack Dupree: Frankie & Johnny

Katie Webster: I Feel So Low

James Booker: Goodnight Irene

Little Brother Montgomery:: Farrish Street Jive



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2006, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.