THERE'S A MAN GOIN' AROUND TAKIN' NAMES

Latest update on 06/06/2015

Artist: Josh White
Author: traditional
Label: Banner/ARC
Year: 1933

From Carl Sandberg's American Songbag (1927), who collected it from a girl named Rebecca. It was also recorded in 1928 for OKeh in Atlanta by an unknown Sanctified group.

Covers:

1944:

Lead Belly [from now on no longer just about Death; might as well target Sen. Joe McCarthy, foremen in southern fields, the KKK or State prison personnel]

1949:

Paul Robeson

1971:

Mungo Jerry

2002:

Johnny Cash [connects with The Man Comes Around]

2011:

Hans Theessink [idem]

2012:

Roland Van Campenhout

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