EVERYBODY'S DOWN ON ME

Latest update on 20/11/2014

Artist: Deacon Leon Davis
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1926

Half as a sermon, craving for heaven after a life of misery. See also: Didn't It Rain.

Covers:

1930:

Eddie Head & His Family [sanctified pater familias from Atlanta as Down On Me]

1934:

Josh White [idem]

1940:

Dock Reed [John A. Lomax recording]

1959:

Odetta

1963:

Eric Von Schmidt

1965:

Mary Pinckney [on Johns Island, South Carolina, a Guy Carawan recording]

1966:

Big Brother & The Holding Company [early live version; with a really downhearted Janis Joplin; "...Looks like the whole damn world is down on me"]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape as Down On Me]

1997:

Paul Black [all as Down On Me]

Lightnin' Hopkins' Everybody's Down On Me ('51) was all his own.

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