BIG BAD BILL IS SWEET WILLIAM NOW

Latest update on 07/01/2017

Artist: Margaret Young
Author: Milton Ager/Jack Yellen
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1924

Inspired a blackfaced act with William LeMaire (William) and John Swor (Bill). Possible source of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love.

Covers:

1924:

Ernest Hare

1924:

Bill Murray

1924:

Clementine Smith

1929:

Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers [with Eddie Lang; the cross between western swing and blackfaced minstrelsy]

1940:

Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch.

1941:

Spike Jones [vocal: Del Porter]

1962:

Peggy Lee

1973:

Merle Haggard [live; inspired Cooder]

1976:

Leon Redbone

1978:

Ry Cooder

1982:

Van Halen

More Milton Ager/Jack Yellen stuff, see: Ain't She Sweet. Other Yellen compositions without Ager: Alabama Jubilee and Down By The O-Hi-O.

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