WHITE HOUSE BLUES

Latest update on 28/02/2006

Artist: Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Author: Wilbur Jones
Label: Columbia
Year: 1926

Commenting the murder of President William McKinley by young anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY in 1901. Reissued on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music.

Covers:

1927:

Ernest V. Stoneman [as The Road To Washington, one year later also as The Unlucky Road To Washington]

1929:

Frank Hutchison [as Cannon Ball Blues on Okeh, lacking the link with McKinley]

1930:

Carter Family [as Cannonball Blues]

1949:

Bascom Lamar Lunsford [as Zolgotz]

1950s:

Bill Monroe [bluegrass standard]

1959:

Greenbriar Boys [as McKinley]

1962:

Flatt & Scruggs [as McKinley's Gone]

1964:

Doc Watson

1972:

John Renbourn

1975:

Norman Blake [as McKinley's Blues]

1977:

Vassar Clements

1990:

Boiled In Lead [as Hard Times]

1994:

Roy Harper

1996:

Jerry Douglas & Peter Rowan [as Cannonball Blues]

2001:

Del McCoury

2003:

John Mellencamp [as To Washington]

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