I know. I know. Bumbastories has already done Key to the Highway by the great Bill Broonzy, but it’s a song I play all the time. Yesterday I played it on the piano in a bit different style.
I first heard the song done by Brownie Mc Gee and Sonny Terry on that Pete Seeger Rainbow Quest program that aired on channel 13 back in New York. They opened the program with Key to the Highway. I remember that on the show Brownie, and Sonny nodded affirmatively and agreed with Pete that Big Bill’s spirit lives on when we sing his songs. I don’t know if it’s Bill Broonzy’s spirit specifically that lives on, but something lives on when we sing these songs. Once again, dear reader, sing along.