Been traveling around the Mississippi Delta (presently in Greenwood, MS) for over a week now, doing juke joint research and eating all manner of fried food, soul food, crawfish, et al (speaking of, might I recommend Lusco’s restaurant in Greenwood, MS).
Look for the next installment of Car Jamming soon-ish. Right now though, we’re going to literally tackle the phrase as it pertains to road music, and Dale Hawkins’ 1969 LP LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas most definitely fits the bill. A Louisiana native, Hawkins’ tunes embody some of my favorite things: rock & roll, the King, country and blues swagger, and honky tonkin’.
Note: Look for LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas on vinyl at your neighborhood used record shop, or hit up the Amazon “import” link below. From what I can tell, the U.S. iTunes store does not seem to carry the album.