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Radio 2's Blues Playlist

Diving deep into the blues, from new to old, from the Mississippi delta to the Malian desert. This week's playlist theme is "Travellin' Blues" with music from Otis Taylor, Henry 'Ragtime Texas' Thomas, Jackie Brenston and many more...

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Blind Willie McTell

    Travelin' Blues

    • Blind Willie McTell 1927-1949.
    • Wolf Records.
    • 4.
  • Jo Ann Kelly

    Ain't Nothing But Ramblin

    • Woman In (E)Motion.
    • Tradition & Moderne.
    • 6.
  • Travis Wammack

    Night Train

    • That Scratchy Guitar From Memphis.
    • Bear Family Records.
    • 1.
  • Hymn for Her

    Devil's Train

    • Drive Til U Die.
  • Elvis Presley

    Mystery Train

    • I Forgot to Remember to Forget.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Jackie Brenston

    Rocket 88

    • Rocket 88.
    • Chess Records.
  • Watermelon Slim and the Workers

    Dumpster Blues

    • Watermelon Slim & The Workers.
    • NorthernBlues Music.
    • 2.
  • Daddy Long Legs

    Motorcycle Madness

    • Blood From A Stone.
    • Norton Records.
    • 5.
  • Helen Humes

    Airplane Blues

    • Simply Blues.
    • Simply.
    • 6.
  • Modou Touré & Ramon Goose

    Journey to Casamance

    • The West African Blues Project.
    • Arc Music.
    • 8.
  • Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

    Greyhound Bus

    • Mean Ole Frisco.
    • Blue Horizon.
    • 2.
  • Johnnie Allan

    Promised Land

    • Rhythm On The Radio - Oval Records Singles 1974-1987.
    • Ace.
    • 1.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock

    Travelling Shoes

    • Sweet Honey In The Rock.
    • Flying Fish Records.
    • 12.
  • Memphis Minnie

    Chickasaw Train Blues

    • Pickin' The Blues.
    • Catfish Records.
    • 10.
  • Henry Thomas

    Railroadin' Some

    • Ragtime Texas: 1927-1929.
    • Document Records.
    • 22.
  • Otis Taylor

    Ten Million Slaves

    • Respect the Dead.
    • Northern Blues Music.
    • 1.
  • Eric Bibb

    Prayin' For Shore

    • Migration Blues.
    • DixieFrog.
    • 4.
  • Bryan Adams

    Heaven

    • Bryan Adams - Reckless.
    • A&M.

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