Liner Note Authors: Robert G. Koester; Bob Koester.
Recording information: Hall Recording Studios (07/13/1961/07/20/1961).
Photographer: Burton Wilson.
One of Big Joe Williams's better releases, Blues on Highway 49 is a tense, gritty set of roadhouse blues. Williams's stinging playing and singing brings out the best in such songs as "Tiajuna Blues" and "45 Blues" -- he shows exactly how Delta blues could be updated. ~ Thom Owens