JIMMY CRACK CORN

Latest update on 22/02/2021

Artist: Sons Of The Pioneers
Author: Dan Emmett
Label: Decca
Year: 1934

Radio transcription. In fact much older; published in Baltimore in 1846 as Blue Tail Fly. Sometimes credited to Dan Emmett, the same who wrote Dixie (see American Trilogy).

Covers:

1948:

Burl Ives [with the Andrews Sisters as Blue Tail Fly]

1948:

Lead Belly [idem]

1950:

Big Bill Broonzy

1957:

Pete Seeger [as Blue Tail Fly]

1960:

Johnny & The Hurricanes [as Beatnik Fly]

2006:

Eminem feat. 50 Cent

Blue Tail Fly was collected from agricultural workers from the Upper Thames region by Alfred Williams (Folk Songs Of The Upper Thames), adopted by A.L. Lloyd.

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