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Show 52 - Ford Blues

Show 52 - Ford Blues

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Transportation is one of the most common themes in the blues. These were men and women who like to get around. Walking and trains come up often, but by the 1920s when recording blues became common, it was the car that was dominating American culture. Blues musicians sang about all kinds of makes and modes, but this time we’re gonna look at songs about Fords. The mass production of the Model T had made Ford the car of the people. A lot of bluesmen may have wanted a Cadillac, but they were driving a Ford.In DB Blues, Blind Lemon Jefferson singing about a few different kinds of cars after he shows up in his new Ford:(Oh, here come Lemon in that new Ford sedan. Oh, listen to the motor roar.)Who is that coming, hey, with his motor so strong?I say, who is that coming, hey, with his motor so strong?That's Lemon and his DB, people thinks he's got his good luck(?) onGonna get out of my four-cylinder Dodge, I'm gonna get me a Super SixGet out of m