Episode 2 – Duets

June 2013

From earliest times partnerships have been a tradition in blues music. Maybe it was a sighted person leading a blind musician from street corner to street corner to play for pennies, or a duo of talented players each adding to a greater whole. Thanks to the popularity of “crossover” music we can throw in a few surprises as well. Checkout what we’ve dug up.

Play List

Song Title Performer Album Record Label
Ganges Delta Blues Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt A Meeting by the River Water Lily Acoustics
Blues Before Sunrise Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell Blues Before Sunrise CBS
Women Be Wise, Don’t Advertise Your Man Bonnie Raitt and Sippie Wallace The Bonnie Raitt Collection  Warner Bros.
Mountain Blues Big Bill Broonzy and Black Bob The Classic Sides, 1928 – 1937 JSP Records
The Healer John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana  The Best Of Friends Chameleon
County Jail Blues Big Maceo and Tampa Red Black and White Vol. 9 Victor
What’s The Matter Blues Beale Street Sheiks Ten Years In Memphis, 1927 -1937 Yazoo
Ain’t No Sunshine Tracy Chapman and Buddy Guy Bring ‘ Em In Silvertone
No Matter How She Done It Tampa Red and Georgia Tom Dorsey The Guitar Wizard Columbia
Matchbox Blues Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King n/a n/a
Let The Good Times Roll Tony Bennett and BB King Playing With My Friends – Tony Bennett Sings The Blues RPM Records/Columbia


Producer: David Sillery
Show host: Marie Eleniak
Technical production: Dieter Gade at SilkeSound Studio, Haines Junction, Yukon