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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #51 ‘Detroit Blues’ with Stefan Matussek

22 September 2020
  • Blues
  • Boogie
  • Soulful
  • Melancholy

Detroit holds a significant place in the music history of the 20th century, as it is both the birthplace of Motown and Techno. When speaking of urban blues however, it is usually overshadowed by other midwestern cities such as Chicago and St.Louis. Detroit Blues still has its own unique flair and certainly stands out in its own right. For one, it gave rise to notable artists such as John Lee Hooker and Big Maceo Merriweather . Like with all other northern US urban blues styles its origins lie in the Second Great Migration, when many black Americans moved northwards after WWII in order to flee the economic deprivation they were experiencing in the south. Many of these migrants were blues musicians who continued to make music in the various northern cities.

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Grievin' Blues - John Lee Hooker
Worried Life Blues No. 2 - Big Maceo Merriweather
Hastings Street Opera (Part 1) - Detroit Count
Lillie Mae - Calvin Frazier
Hastings Street Boogie - L.C. Green
Detroit Jump - Big Maceo Merriweather
Going Down to Tijuana - Andre Williams & The Don Juans
Thirty-Five Thirty - Paul Williams Sextette
Gonna Play My Guitar - Playboy Fuller
Remember - Alberta Adams
Ten Below Zero - Bobo Jenkins
Notoriety Woman - Eddie Burns
Goin' Mad Blues - John Lee Hooker
Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell
Washboard Blues (Part 1) - Washboard Willie
My Baby Ooo - One String Sam
Industrial Boogie - Doctor Ross
Alabama Bus -Brother Will Hairston
In the State Highway - Eddie Burns
Soft Pillow - Joe Weaver, Johnnie Bassett & New Blue Note Orchestra
Messin' Around With the Blues - Alberta Adams
Love Come Knocking - Tiny Legs Tim
Nowhere to Go - Eric Johanson
Need Another Favor Featuring Baxter Robertson - AJ Crawdaddy Band