BULL DOZE BLUES

Latest update on 14/07/2017

Artist: Henry Thomas
Author: Henry Thomas
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1928

Quills playing songster in a league of his own; older than all reputed early bluesmen. Born in 1874. Quills was a slave instrument straight from Africa, easy to hide and easy to make.

Covers:

1929:

Charley Patton [as Green River Blues]

1945:

Bill Monroe [same melody in Rocky Road Blues (see there)]

1968:

Canned Heat [as Going Up The Country with Alan Wilson on quills and taking all credits, lyrical inspiration came possibly from Barbecue Bob's Goin' Up The Country ('29) and Texas Alexander's Farm Hand Blues ('27)]

1992:

Nieuwe Snaar [as De Buiten]

1995:

Blazers [as Going Up The Country]

2007:

Jimbo Mathus [idem]

2008:

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis [idem]

2009:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [idem]

2015:

Bros. Landreth [idem]

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