TRAVELING RIVERSIDE BLUES

Created on 19/03/2004
Latest update on 22/02/2021

Artist: Robert Johnson
Author: Robert Johnson
Label: Columbia
Year: 1937

Mentioning Mississippi river towns Vicksburg, Friars Point and Rosedale, minutes away from the crossroads used in film Crossroads (Beulah, MS). See also: When You Got A Good Friend. The groove flirts with the one in Rollin' And Tumblin' / Minglewood Blues, just like in If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day from his San Antonio sessions. The lyric line You can squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg, borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, was too obvious so it couldn't be released at the time.

Covers:

1964:

John Hammond

1969:

Led Zeppelin [BBC session; the squeeze my lemon lyric line resurfaced in The Lemon Song on Led Zeppelin II ('70)]

1990:

Hindu Love Gods

1990:

Dave Hole

1993:

Jimmy Thackery

1997:

John Mooney

1997:

Peter Green

1997:

Paul Geremia

2003:

Rory Block

2004:

Eric Clapton

2006:

Dion

2017:

Cash Box Kings

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