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' I've lost the power I had to distinguish between what to ignite and what to extinguish' – Rowland S. Howard

Month: May, 2015

Trucking, Driving, Rambling and Rollin’ Songs

Another return to the ‘theme time’ format. Idea came to me while listening to this excellent Son Volt song, so will start with it:

1. Son Volt, ‘Looking at the world through a Windshield’

Will follow it with one of the classics of the genre:

2. Little Feat, ‘Willin”:

3. Robert Johnson, ‘Rambling on My Mind’:

4. Merle Haggard, ‘Truck Drivers Blues”:

5. Don Baker, ‘Six Days on the Road”:

6. Woody Guthrie, ‘Ramblin Round”:

7. Tom Paxton, ‘Rambling boy”:

8. Charley Patton, ‘Down the Dirt road Blues”:

9. Bob Dylan, ‘Ramblin, Gamblin Willie”:

10. The Dubliners, ‘Champion at Keeping Them Rolling”:

Video of Paul Clayton

Extraordinary video footage of the great Paul Clayton. Up to when this appeared, it was believed that none existed. And, to make it even better,  he is singing ‘Jesse James’ – one of his finest interpretations of a folk song:

Footage was posted by the team around the new Paul Clayton play now running in New York.

A great day for us small but happy band of Claytonites…