GEORGIA BLACK BOTTOM

Latest update on 30/06/2017

Artist: Georgia Crackers
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1927

Black Bottom was the red light district of Columbus, Georgia. Ma Rainey also sang about it (in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). Columbus, GA was where she came from (and where she was buried).

Covers:

1933:

Lone Star Cowboys [as Deep Elem Blues; Deep Elem is Dallas' red light district]

1935:

Prairie Ramblers [idem; as Blue Ridge Ramblers]

1935:

Shelton Brothers [idem; version that made it (crediting themselves); in '36 a Deep Elem #2 followed, in '37 a #3]

1936:

Bunny Berigan

1941:

Richard O. Hamilton [Frank Warner recording]

1964:

Red Allen

1969:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1970s:

Rory Gallagher & Roland Van Campenhout

1981:

Grateful Dead [crediting the Delmore Brothers]

1997:

Red Dirt Rangers [all as Deep Elem Blues]

2011:

Levon Helm [Live at the Ryman; vocal: Buddy Miller]

2017:

North Mississippi Allstars [as Deep Ellum]

Both songs carry out the same warning: whether you walk through Deep Elem or the Black Bottom, "put your money in your boots".

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