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Thread #169891   Message #4107935
Posted By: GUEST,#
28-May-21 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: RE: US Highways and Songs About them
pattyClink, Big Joe Williams wrote "49 Highway Blues" and it was first released in 1935. The title was rearranged for most (if not all) subsequent recordings. The song's recording history--which probably isn't complete--can be seen at

Bonzo3legs, the group Downliners Sect has lots on YouTube, but I was unable to locate that song. You have one heck of a memory to recall hearing that back in 1964. Dollars to donuts they picked-up on the Howlin' Wolf version, ya figure?