BUCKET'S GOT A HOLE IN IT, The

Latest update on 17/11/2014

Artist: Tom Gates
Author: Lee Blevins/Victor Sells
Label: Gennett
Year: 1927

Recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota. Melody already used by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings in their She's Crying For The Blues ('25 - Victor), also by Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight in '27 as To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa-Yale Blues. Audio of all these oldest versions on www.redhotjazz.com. Not to be confused with There's A Hole In My Bucket (see: Wenn der Topf aber nun a Lock hat').

Covers:

1937:

Lil Johnson [reissued on Document cd Lil Johnson & Barrelhouse Annie - Complete Recorded Works Vol. 3.]

1938:

Washboard Sam [as My Bucket's Got A Hole In It]

1946:

Kid Ory [idem]

1949:

Hank Williams

1949:

T. Texas Tyler

1949:

Fat Man Robinson [R&B cover with on the B-side an R&B version of Blues Stay Away From Me]

1950:

Louis Armstrong

1958:

Sonny Burgess

1958:

Ricky Nelson

1964:

Hank Williams Jr.

1967:

Bob Dylan [Basement tape]

1968:

Commander Cody

1968:

Barney Bigard & Art Hodges

1978:

Whirlwind

1984:

Andy Fairweather Low

2001:

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

2005:

Tab Benoit

2006:

Van Morrison

2008:

Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson [all as My Bucket's Got A Hole In It]

Even Hank Williams, father of the post war country, was influenced by the blues. According to Texas producer Huey P. Meaux (who dated Hank's first wife Audrey), she kept a boxload of her ex husband's blues recordings under her bed.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter