Highway 61 Blues 34: They’re Red Hot

Scott Barretta spotlights the Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker in MississippI for this week’s episode of Highway 61 with music by Robert Johnson, Son House, Cousin Leroy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Leroy Carr, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny Shines, Lonnie Pitchford, and Cassandra Wilson.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 1, 2008 [18201]


Robert Johnson: Kind Hearted Woman Blues

Robert Johnson: Stop Breaking Down Blues

Son House: My Black Mama

Robert Johnson: Walking Blues

Robert Johnson: Hellhound On My Trail

Robert Johnson: Me And The Devil Blues

Robert Johnson: Cross Road Blues

Cousin Leroy: Crosssroads

Peetie Wheatstraw: King of Spades

Robert Johnson: Little Queen of Spades

Leroy Carr: When the Sun Goes Down

Robert Johnson: Love In Vain Blues

Robert Johnson: They’re Red Hot

Robert Johnson: Terraplane Blues

Robert Lockwood Jr: Dust My Broom

Johnny Shines: Rambling On My Mind

Lonnie Pitchford: Last Fair Deal Gone Down

Lonnie Pitchford: If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day

Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago

Cassandra Wilson: They’re Red Hot



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amstredam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2008, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.