TERRAPLANE BLUES

Latest update on 13/07/2020

Artist: Robert Johnson
Author: Robert Johnson
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1936

From his first recording session and the biggest success he witnessed. Melodically related to Police Station Blues ('32) and So Long Blues ('30), both by St. Louis bluesman Peetie Wheatstraw. For once the north influenced the Delta. See also: I'm A Steady Rollin' Man and Ain't It A Pity And A Shame.

Covers:

1946:

Johnny Shines [as Dynaflow Blues]

1964:

Big Joe Williams

1968:

Canned Heat

1973:

Mickey Baker

1975:

Foghat

1975:

John Hammond

1978:

Jim Colgrove

1986:

Roy Rogers

1991:

Rory Block

1992:

Lonnie Pitchford

1999:

Paul Geremia

2006:

Dion

A Terraplane Hudson was a cheap sedan with a six cylinder engine, popular among gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

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