Blues cars - Car songs and the Blues, a long lasting relationship | Hagerty Magazine


The train will always have a prominent spot in blues lore because so many great musicians made the trek from the Delta to Chicago via rail. But the car began to enjoy a much more prominent place in blues lyrics as it emerged as a status symbol in the post-war years. In urban areas such as Chicago, St. Louis and Memphis, successful bluesmen rewarded themselves with Cadillacs, Lincolns and Oldsmobiles and worked them into the fabric of their songs.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2011/03/08/cars-of-the-blues