Blues Born and Learned: Bobby Rush & Sonny Landreth


January 26th, 2011 ~ Join us this week as we visit with the King of the Chitlin Circuit, Bobby Rush. The singer, songwriter, manager, harmonica player, guitarist and bus driver talks about a life in the blues and breaks down his famous stage show. Mississippi-born, Louisiana-bred guitarist Sonny Landreth drops by for a live set and reveals his special technique with the slide.

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  • Open Bed: 99 (Instrumental) Bobby Rush
    Live at Ground Zero, Deep Rush
  • Darktown Strutters Ball Fats Waller
    If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It, Bluebird/Legacy
  • Mama Told Me Not to Come Randy Newman
    12 Songs, Reprise
  • I Like 'Em Fat Like That Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll: 1938-1954 , Bear Family
  • Fine Fat Daddy Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith, Verve
  • The Rumproller (Pt. 1) Lee Morgan
    Blue 45s: The Ultimate Jukebox, Blue Note
  • Bowlegged Woman and Knock Kneed Man (Part 1) Bobby Rush
    It's Alright, Paula
  • Instrumental: Seven and 7 The Bo-Keys
    The Royal Sessions, Yellow Dog
  • SEGMENT: Bobby Rush
  • Instrumental: Fat Judy (Pt. 1) 'Big' John Patton
    Blue 45s: The Ultimate Jukebox, Blue Note
  • Blues for Smedley Oscar Peterson Trio with Clark Terry
    Oscar Peterson Trio + One, Clark Terry, Mercury
  • Chitlin' Hop Piano Red
    Piano Red a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood: The Doctor's In!, Bear Family
  • So Round So Firm, So Fully Packed Merle Travis
    The Best of Merle Travis: Sweet Temptation, Razor and Tie
  • Caledonia / Flip, Flop & Fly / Ragg Mop Rebirth Brass Band
    Take it to the Street, Rounder
  • Tipitina (American Routes theme) Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Sonny Landreth live at American Routes studio
  • Highway Blues Clifton Chenier
    Sings the Blues, Arhoolie
  • Deal Jerry Garcia
    The Very Best of Jerry Garcia, Rhino
  • Last Fair Deal Gone Down Cephas & Wiggins
    Somebody Told Me the Truth, Alligator
  • Mississippi River Blues Jimmie Rodgers
    The Singing Brakeman, Bear Family
  • Going to New Orleans Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Outtakes, Vigo
  • Shake Your Moneymaker Elmore James
    Blues Masters: The Very Best of Elmore James, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Allons a Lafayette Richard Fontenot
    Cajun Country Guitar, Folkways
  • Allons a Lafayette Harry Choates
    Fiddle King of Cajun Swing, Arhoolie
  • Grand Chenier Bluerunners
    Le Grande Bleu, Louisiana Red Hot
  • SEGMENT: Sonny Landreth
  • Instrumental: Sunny Jimmy Smith
    Talkin' Verve Groovy!, Verve
  • Sitting on Top of the World Johnny Shines
    Traditional Delta Blues, Biograph
  • Sittin' on Top of the World Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan
    Hall of Fame, United Artists
  • I Saw the Light Five Blind Boys of Alabama
    I Saw the Light, Liquid-8
  • That Lucky Old Sun The Isley Brothers
    Shout: The RCA Sessions, RCA
  • End Bed: Hallelujah Anyhow Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel Instrumentals, Arhoolie