COCAINE BLUES

Latest update on 28/02/2014

Artist: Rev. Gary Davis
Author: Gary Davis
Label: Folklyric/Shanachie
Year: 1957

As an instrumental (Coco Blues) and vocal version ('62). The line "I got cocaine, round and around my brain" in several vocal versions resurfaced in Dillinger's Cocaine In My Brain. He refused to sing the vocal version live (see: Candy Man).

Covers:

1958:

Rambling Jack Elliott [first released vocal version]

1961:

Bob Dylan [Minnesota tape bootleg]

1963:

Dave Van Ronk

1963:

Richard Farina & Eric Von Schmidt [with Bob Dylan alias Blind Boy Grunt]

1963:

Hoyt Axton

1964:

Davy Graham

1965:

Tom Rush

1966:

Fred Neil

1967:

John Martyn

1968:

Nick Drake

1977:

David Bromberg

1977:

Townes Van Zandt

1978:

Jackson Browne [with David Lindley on Running On Empty]

1982:

UK Subs

1985:

Stefan Grossman & John Renbourn

1993:

Keith Richards

See also the Cocaine Blues from '27 (Luke Jordan), '47 (Red Arnall) and see also Little Sadie.

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