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