CRIPPLE CREEK

Latest update on 21/10/2016

Artist: Stovepipe #1
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1924

In medley with Sourwood Mountain. Became a Bluegrass Classic. There's a real Cripple Creek in the TenneVa border region (near Galax and Bristol).

Covers:

1924:

Powers Family [for Victor]

1925:

Three Tweedy Brothers

1927:

Fiddlin' Doc Roberts

1927:

Fiddlin' John Carson [as Going Down To Cripple Creek]

1928:

Charlie Poole [as Shootin' Creek]

1929:

Skillet Lickers

1935:

Milton Brown

1936:

Jimmie Strothers

1950s:

Pete Seeger

1953:

Woody Guthrie [with Cisco Houston and Sonny Terry]

1960:

Duane Eddy

1960:

Roscoe Holcomb

1960s:

Bill Monroe

1961:

Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys

1961:

Wade Ward [the real Cripple Creek flew just a few miles down the road from where he lived (Grayson Co, VA)]

1962:

Dillards

1964:

Buffy Sainte-Marie

1967:

Monkees

1969:

Humblebums [with Billy Connolly]

1970:

Mike Seeger

1971:

Leo Kottke

1974:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1976:

Don McLean

1988:

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers

1992:

Michelle Shocked [as Contest Coming (Cripple Creek)]

2008:

Ralph Stanley

2008:

Roger McGuinn

Up On Cripple Creek by The Band is a different song. So is Skip Spence's Cripple Creek on his Oar album ('69), covered by Mark Lanegan ('99) and Beck ('09).

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