Monday, June 24, 2013

CAN’T GO DOWN THIS DARK ROAD BY MYSELF

Here’s Floyd Jones with a très hypnotic remake of his classic “Dark Road;” Little Walter on harmonica. . . .


Floyd Jones & His Guitar • Dark Road • 1951




3 comments:

  1. Love this, Frank! Do you happen to know what label it was on? (Chess, Aristocrat?) When was his original version recorded? Thanks.

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    1. Well now, Ms. Spins, it goes like this: Floyd Jones first recorded his version of Tommy Johnson's 1928 "Big Road Blues," now called "Dark Road" for J.O.B. in early 1951; then nine months later rerecorded it for Chess (this is the version here, today). Then in early 1953 Floyd recorded another version, again for J.O.B., this time titled "On the Road Again." (You can hear that one here: http://magicjukebox.blogspot.com/2011/07/magnetic-dog-maw.html

      Jones recorded "Dark Road" yet again in 1966 for Testament. In 1969, Canned Heat based their version pretty much on the 1953 recording. All good.

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  2. Thanks for the extra info, Subliminal Kid.

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