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The music of Pullman Porter Blues
 
 

The Blues were originally inspired by rhythms and chants from field songs and spirituals brought over from Africa and repeated by slaves. Blues were one of the first genres to gain popularity with both white and black audiences as the American recording industry came of age in the 1920s. Some of the legendary Blues performers of the era included Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Mamie Smith, who was the first African American to record a blues record.

Pullman Porter Blues features 15 classic blues songs. Over the past one hundred years, the Blues have become one of the most popular forms of American music. The Blues are the foundation of rock and roll, hip hop, jazz and other forms of contemporary music.

MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Title Artist
1. Hezekiah’s Song Sykes Men & Band
2. This Train Sykes Men
3. Sweet Home Chicago Monroe & Band
4. Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues Sister Juba & Band
5. Panama Limited Chant Sykes Men & Tex
6. Panama Limited Blues Sister Juba & Band
7. 900 Miles Tex
8. Joe Louis Blues Sykes Men & Band

ACT TWO

Title Artist
9. Hop Scop Blues Sister Juba, Sykes Men & Band
10. That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away Cephas & Lutie
11. Trouble in Mind Sister Juba & Sylvester
12. Grievin’ Hearted Blues Sister Juba & Band
13. Hezekiah’s Song (Reprise) Sykes Men

SWEET HOME CHICAGO
composed by Robert Johnson
arranged by Andy Clark
© Birch Island Music Press (ASCAP)
Used by permission

SEE SEE RIDER
composed by Ma Rainey
© Universal Music Corp (ASCAP)
Used by permission

WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES
Composed by Ida Cox
© UNIVERSAL-NORTHERN MUSIC COMPANY (ASCAP)
Used by permission