MILK COW BLUES

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Kokomo Arnold
Author: traditional
Label: Decca
Year: 1934

Sleepy John Estes' Milk Cow Blues (see there) is another song, where Ry Cooder based his Ax Sweet Mama on. Kokomo Arnold also cut a Milk Cow Blues N°2, N°3, N°4 and N°5.

Covers:

1934:

Big Bill Broonzy

1935:

Tampa Red

1935:

Josh White

1935:

Bumble Bee Slim

1936:

Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers

1937:

Robert Johnson [as Milkcow's Calf Blues and Stones In My Passway]

1938:

Bob Crosby

1941:

Johnny Lee Wills [Bob's younger brother; influenced Elvis' version]

1946:

Moon Mullican [as New Milk Cow Blues]

1947:

Bob Wills [as Brain Cloudy Blues; his Western Swing arrangement filled the dance floors but disregarded Kokomo Arnold\'s basic influence]

1948:

Maddox Brothers & Rose

1954:

Elvis Presley [as Milkcow Blues Boogie, lyrically matching John Lee Wills version, but crediting Kokomo Arnold exclusively]

1960:

Eddie Cochran

1960:

Rick Nelson

1962:

Bob Dylan [as Quit Your Low Down Ways]

1964:

Scotty Moore

1965:

Kinks [influential arrangement]

1965:

Tom Rush

1968:

Chocolate Watch Band

1970:

Merle Haggard [as Brain Cloudy Blues]

1973:

Commander Cody

1975:

Steve Young [as Brain Cloudy Blues]

1977:

Aerosmith

1983:

Nomads [crediting Estes]

1998:

BR5-49 [as Brain Cloudy Blues]

1999:

Asleep At The Wheel [with Tim McGraw]

2000:

Willie Nelson

2000:

Peter Green

2002:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [on Will The Circle Be Unbroken III]

2004:

Eric Clapton [as Milkcow's Calf Blues]

2006:

Rory Block

2007:

George Strait [live at Texas Stadium]

And the milking goes on and on.

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