Is credited because she was the first to record it, with Louis Armstrong (cornet) and Fletcher Henderson (piano). See See or C.C. Rider was the black denomination for a country circuit preacher (C.C.), half errand entertainer half outlaw.
Tommy Johnson [in Maggie Campbell Blues (see there)]
Big Bill Broonzy [see footnote]
Lead Belly [as C.C. Rider]
Chubby Checker [as The CC Rider Stroll]
Freddie King [as See See Baby]
Johnny Rivers [Live At The Whisky A Go-Go in medley with Got My Mojo Working]
Muddy Waters [as C.C. Woman]
Mitch Woods [with Van Morrison and Taj Mahal]
Big Bill Broonzy claimed he met the real See See Rider, a contemporary of his uncle Jerry Belcher and of Stonewall Jackson. C.C. never spent a cent on transportation, food or lodging. This blew young Bill's mind, who was raised in a family with 21 children. Big Bill told this same story to Alan Lomax. See his book The Land Where The Blues Began (Pantheon).