KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Latest update on 30/07/2015

Artist: Charlie Segar
Author: Charlie Segar
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1940

Piano player from Pensacola, Florida who lived in Chicago since the twenties. Two months before Jazz Gillum and a full year before coauthor Big Bill Broonzy and differently arranged (12 bar blues). Segar plays piano, Gillum harmonica, Broonzy guitar. Reissued on the Frémeaux collection Chicago Blues 1940-1947.

Covers:

1940:

Jazz Gillum [the familiar version (8 bar blues) with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar]

1941:

Big Bill Broonzy [with Jazz Gillum on harmonica]

1952:

John Lee Hooker [with Eddie Kirkland]

1952:

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

1958:

Little Walter

1961:

K.C. Douglas

1964:

Rolling Stones

1967:

Eddie Boyd

1968:

Steve Miller

1968:

Band [bonus track on cd version Music From Big Pink]

1970:

Derek & The Dominos

1970:

Led Zeppelin [outtake Led Zeppelin III]

1971:

Freddie King

1975:

Rod Piazza [with Hollywood Fats]

1981:

Sonny Landreth

1989:

Spencer Bohren

1992:

Zora Young

1992:

Marc Lelangue

1993:

Dave Hole

1995:

Next Generation

1996:

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

2000:

B.B. King & Eric Clapton

2001:

John Weston

2009:

Rod Piazza

2010:

Derek Trucks Band

2014:

Dave & Phil Alvin

2015:

Sonny Landreth

Big Bill Broonzy knew this tune from his uncle, banjo player Jerry Belcher, Stonewall Jackson's partner. Uncle Jerry was from the same Belcher family that was brutally murdered in the Arkansas woods in 1913 (story told by Big Bill on Alan Lomax document Blues In The Mississippi Night - Ryko).

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