Highway 61 with B.B. King


August 18th, 1999 ~ Travel down Highway 61 in a conversation with blues legend B.B. King. Plus variations on "St. Louis Blues," and music from Eartha Kitt, Little Feat, Miles Davis, and Robbie Robertson.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: My Home is in the Delta Muddy Waters
    Folk Singer, Chess/MCA
  • Delta Dawn Tanya Tucker
    Delta Dawn, Columbia
  • Rock Island Line Kelly Pace
    Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings, Rounder
  • Night Train to Memphis Roy Acuff
    The King of Country Music, ASV
  • Country Honk Rolling Stones
    Let It Bleed, Abkco
  • Looking at the World Through a Windshield Son Volt
    Feeling Minnesota Soundtrack, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Beale Street Boogaloo Preston Shannon
    Deep Blue, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: B.B. King
  • Why I Sing the Blues B.B. King
    The Definitive B.B. King Collection, MCA
  • I'll Survive B.B. King
    Blues on the Bayou, MCA
  • Beale St. Blues Eartha Kitt
    Miss Kitt, To You, RCA
  • Memphis Slim USA Memphis Slim
    Born With the Blues, Jewel
  • Instrumental: Beale Street Breakdown Jed Davenport
    Memphis Masters - Early Blues, Yazoo
  • Lure of the South Mamie Smith
    Stars of the Apollo, Columbia/Legacy
  • I Wanna Go Back to Dixie Tom Lehrer
    Songs and More Songs by Tom Lehrer, Rhino
  • Dixie Fried Carl Perkins
    Perkins & Vincent, TKO
  • Dixie Chicken Little Feat
    Dixie Chicken, Warner Brothers
  • St Louis Blues Don Byron
    Bug Music, Nonesuch
  • St. Louis Blues W.C. Handy
    Memphis Blues Band, Memphis Archive
  • St. Louis Blues Machito
    Mucho Macho, Pablo
  • St. Louis Blues Herbie Hancock with Stevie Wonder
    Gershwin's World, Verve
  • Ghost of St. Louis Blues Leon Redbone
    Sugar, Private Music
  • You Came a Long Way From St. Louis Peggy Lee & George Shearing
    Beauty and the Beat!, Capitol
  • How Strong is a Woman Ann Peebles
    St. Louis Woman/Memphis Soul, Hi
  • That's How I Got to Memphis Tom T. Hall
    The Hits, Mercury
  • Instrumental: Bag's Groove Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
    So What, Acoustic Disc
  • In a Silent Way Miles Davis/Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa, Columbia
  • Red Mud Chris Thomas King
    Red Mud, Black Top
  • Instrumental: Sailing on the Robert E. Lee Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Orchestra
    Riverboat Shuffle, Memphis Archives
  • Roll on Mississippi Boswell Sisters
    Riverboat Shuffle, Memphis Archives
  • Lazy River Mills Brothers
    The Best of the Decca Years, MCA
  • Somewhere Down the Crazy River Robbie Robertson
    Robbie Robertson, Geffen
  • Get Down River Bottlerockets
    Leftovers, Doolittle/Mercury
  • Proud Mary Jr. Walker & the All Stars
    Gotta Hold On to this Feeling, Motown
  • End Bed: Proud Mary The Ventures
    Hawaii Five-O/Swamp Rock, One Way