Highway 61 Blues 35: The Great Debate

Scott Barretta features music fromThe Great Debate soundtrack in this week’s episode of Highway 61, including numbers by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, plus original versions by Booker White, Clara Smith, the Mississippi Sheiks, Bessie Smith, Rev. Utah Smith, Blind Willie Johnson, and Blind Boy Fuller.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, March 8, 2008 [18215]


Alvin Youngblood Hart: Change My Clothes

Booker White: Change My Clothes

Sharon Jones: It’s Tight Like That

Clara Smith: It’s Tight Like That

Mississippi Sheiks: I’ve Got Blood In My Eyes

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: Blood In My Eyes

Bessie Smith: I’m Wild About That Thing

Sharon Jones: Wild About That Thing

Rev. U. Utah Smith: I Got Two Wings

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Two Wings

Blind Willie Johnson: I’m Gonna Run to the City of Refuge

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: City of Refuge

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Carolina Chocolate Drops: Step It Up and Go

Blind Boy Fuller: Step It Up and Go

Alvin Youngblood Hart: Busy Bootin’

Alvin Youngblood Hart: My Soul Is A Witness



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.