Playlist: Blues Breakers 5/9/2011

robert385 Playlist: Blues Breakers 5/9/2011

Blues Breakers Artist of the Week: Robert Johnson

blues 125 Playlist: Blues Breakers 5/9/2011Hi. This is the playlist for the Blues Breakers show that aired on Monday, May 9th. Our Artist of the Weekwas [lastfm]Robert Johnson[/lastfm].

  • I BELIEVE I’LL DUST MY BROOM – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON[/lastfm] – San Antonio, 1936. From The Centennial Collection, the just released double CD of remastered recordings that might be a little improved over earlier releases.
  • SWEET HOME CHICAGO – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON [/lastfm] -San Antonio, 1936.
  • RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND – [lastfm]ERIC CLAPTON [/lastfm] – This is from an album called Sessions for Robert J.
  • COME ON IN MY KITCHEN- [lastfm]KEB’ MO'[/lastfm] -This is from Keb’ 1994 debut album.
  • CROSS ROAD BLUES – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON[/lastfm] – Recorded in San Antonio, 1936.
  • CROSS ROADS BLUES – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON [/lastfm] -This is the so called time-corrected version of the 1936 recording
  • MALTED MILK – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON[/lastfm] – Dallas, 1937.
  • WALKIN BLUES – [lastfm]BONNIE RAITT[/lastfm] – From an unreleased live recording by Bonnie from 1972.
  • HELL HOUND ON MY TRAIL – [lastfm]ROBERT JOHNSON [/lastfm] – Dallas 1937.
  • STOP BREAKIN’ DOWN BLUES – [lastfm]ROLLING STONES [/lastfm] – With Mick on harp from the Exile on Main Street album.
  • IF I HAD POSSESSION OVER JUDGEMENT DAY – [lastfm]BIG HEAD BLUES CLUB[/lastfm] – This track is from the 2011 [lastfm]Robert Johnson[/lastfm] tribute album by [lastfm]Big Head Todd and the Monsters[/lastfm] and friends. Here they are joined by friend [lastfm]David “Honeyboy” Edwards[/lastfm], [lastfm]Cedric Burnside[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Lightnin’ Malcom[/lastfm].
  • I’M A STEADY ROLLIN’ MAN – [lastfm]ROBERT JR. LOCKWOOD[/lastfm] – After [lastfm]Robert Lockwood[/lastfm]’s parents divorced when he was a kid, [lastfm]Robert Johnson[/lastfm] lived with his mother on and off for about ten years. That’s how he came to be referred to as [lastfm]Robert Jr. Lockwood[/lastfm] though he is sometimes incorrectly called Robert Junior Lockwood. This song is from his first recording as a band leader, a 1970 recording for Chicago’s Delmark Records.
  • RORY BLOCK – [lastfm]ME AND THE DEVIL BLUES[/lastfm] – This song can be found on Rory’s 2006 release, The Lady and Mr. Johnson, an album paying tribute to Robert. This lady has just this spring released an album of [lastfm]Mississippi Fred McDowell[/lastfm] songs.

See the line-up for this summer’s Chicago Blues Festival here.

  • Camille

    A fine set list. Robert would be beaming with pride.

  • Doug Cunningham

    Tom, Thank you so much for one of the very best Blues Breakers shows ever! – and I listen every week

  • RoadDog

    Always enjoy your Blues Breakers show.

    Ideas for future Robert Johnson shows:

    Play one of his songs then a cover of the same song.
    Do a show playing just the updated versions of his songs.

    By the way, I see that the Drive is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Any idea what happened to that great old Blues Guy, Mr. A, who had the night Blues and R&B show on the former station?

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