CANDY MAN

Latest update on 07/08/2017

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

He didn't perform it live. That was against his religious principles. An instrumental version was all you could get. He learned it from Will Bonds while with the Greenville String Band in North Carolina.

Covers:

1957:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

1961:

Bob Dylan [Minnesota Hotel tape saved up for the Great White Wonder bootleg]

1964:

Dave Van Ronk

1965:

Rising Sons [with Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal]

1966:

Gram Parsons

1967:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1969:

Taj Mahal

1971:

Hot Tuna

1977:

Bert Jansch

1977:

Eric Bibb

1995:

Guy Davis

2017:

Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton [on American Epic]

Not to be confused with Mississippi John Hurt's (see there).

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