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Highway 61 in pictures...

.. captured over twenty one days driving down Highway 61 en route to New Orleans with photographer Richard Brown.  A journey that left me with a ‘deep vein thrombosis’ and a spider bite , lanced in a clinic in Clarksdale Mississippi, not that there’s any place more apposite for a blues traveller to have one’s toe cut open without anaesthetic. 50 more words

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Derek Bright talks to Sarah Ward on Jazz FM about blues pilgrimage on Highway 61

To coincide with the launch of his latest book Highway 61 – Crossroads on the Blues Highway, author Derek Bright guested on Sarah Ward’s Jazz Travels show on Jazz FM.  172 more words

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North St.Louis, a mix of urban decay and renewal...

…confronts visitors seeking out the Greater Ville neighbourhood of North St. Louis, where Chuck Berry grew up.  Photographs of the area’s architecture together with the neighbourhood’s history and reminiscence’s from those that once lived in the Ville can be found at Mark Groth’s excellent  563 more words

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Highway 61 in the press...

“Having read the book cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed it, I wished it was with me when I went.”

Dave Stone, Blues Matters, August/September 2014… 212 more words

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The Road

Road trips. Car trips. Traveling. Those words conjure up a certain set of feelings. At least in The United States they do. Other countries probably share those feelings. 405 more words

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Stockyard Blues...

by Floyd Jones is just one of many blues songs that reflect the new urban environment that African Americans found during the Great Migration from the South to Mid-west cities like Chicago… 256 more words

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open the passenger door and climb in...

..writes rock’n’roll author and ex-Clash Road Manager, Johnny Green in Highway 61’s foreword.  Johnny should know because when the Clash first toured the States in 1979, Bo Diddley was the band’s support of choice. 425 more words

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