DIAMOND JOE

Latest update on 23/04/2010

Artist: Cisco Houston
Author: traditional
Label: Folkways
Year: 1952

On lp Cowboy Ballads; used to work on western ranches and knew this canon as no other.

Covers:

1964:

Rambling Jack Elliott

1965:

Tom Rush

1978:

Joe Val

1989:

Jerry Garcia

1992:

Bob Dylan [knew it from Cisco Houston]

Charlie Butler's field holler, recorded by the Lomaxes in '37 and the Georgia Cracker's stomp from '27 (Okeh) are a different Diamond Joe, covered by John Mellencamp ('03).

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