Dem Bones Dem Bones

JC Burris Sings 'Highway Blues'


Burris was the nephew of old time bluesman Sonny Terry, and together with Brownie McGee played and recorded together. This song is a solo performance by Burris from a video recording made by Ed Michaels, and is used with permission. In this recording Burris sings and plays rhythm bones and harmonica, and there is a great bones solo at 2:50 into the song. He calls his bones his 'African Rhythm Bones.' The video also has Burris singing with harmonica, hand jive and dancing limberjack doll. If you are interested in the entire video, you can contact Michaels at