John Henry – Furry Lewis

Memphis Blues: Beale Street - Furry and Sleepy

Episode 4

Episode date - July 14, 2023

How Music Changed

    Part four of our Memphis Blues series finds us focusing on two legendary bluesmen whose fame outlasted most of their contemporaries, because they lived long enough to reap benefits as ‘rediscovered idols’ of the ‘60s folk era.

    Featured tracks include:

    Furry’s Blues – Furry Lewis

    John Henry – Bruce Springsteen

    John Henry – Harry Belafonte

    John Henry – Furry Lewis

    I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis

    Billy Lyons and Stack-o-Lee – Furry Lewis

    Goin’ to Brownsville – Ry Cooder

    Brownsvile Blues – Furry Lewis

    The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair – Sleepy John Estes

    Ax Sweet Mama – Ry Cooder

    Milk Cow Blues (Ax Sweet Mama) – Sleepy John Estes

    Trouble No More – Allman Brothers Band

    Someday Baby Blues – Sleepy John Estes

    I Ain’t Gonna Be Worried No More – Sleepy John Estes

    Lawyer Clark Blues – Sleepy John Estes

    Expressman Blues – Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell

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