Big Road Blues - How Many

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Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby bruneau » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:26 pm

How many versions do you think exists from this song and wich version do you like the best.
I start with a Few
1 Canned Heat
2 Rory Block
3 Dharma Blues Band
4 Tommy Johnson
5 Correy Harris
And ..................?

I lke the nr 4 Tommy Johnson version best. So far
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby bruneau » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:48 am

No one of you knows other versions of this song??!!
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby stumblin » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:29 am

I play it. I've heard some other cats play it too, but I wasn't counting.
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby allanlummox » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:44 am

I just wanted to mention the version I recorded on my release "Streetwise". As Andy says, lots of cats play it.
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby bruneau » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:08 pm

Who wrote this song, was it Tommy Johnson?
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby ricochet » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:56 pm

It's funny, but I've seldom heard this song.
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby goldbrick » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:24 pm

Not one of my favorites in general -but I like this version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBX_ba90W8Q

Unusual to hear Tampa Red on regular guitar and not playing slide.



( Although I hear his great grandson Tampon Red plays regular Johnson )
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby allanlummox » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:39 pm

Yea, Bruneau, Tommy Johnson wrote it.
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Re: Big Road Blues - How Many

Postby Les R Forgue » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:10 pm

I like the way Floyd Jones used to play and sing this song.
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