ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE

Latest update on 16/09/2015

Artist: Vera Hall
Author: Vera Hall
Label: L.o.C./Rounder
Year: 1940

Recorded by father (and mother) Lomax in Livingston, Alabama, where Vera lived. Alabama chain gang lament slightly related to Alabama Bound and Baby Please Don't Go. Reissued on Deep River Of Song: Alabama, a volume in the Alan Lomax Collection. Son Alan Lomax selected an excerpt for his Blues In The Mississippi Night radio program (1948). Both father and son Lomax shared credits.

Covers:

1950:

Willie Turner [long term inmate of Camp Livingston in Alabama, recorded by Harold Courlander; that's near where father Lomax heard Vera Hall sing this same song ten years earlier]

1954:

Odetta

1954:

Gordon Heath & Lee Payant

1960:

Harry Belafonte

1963:

Johnny Cash [with Anita Carter]

1966:

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers [as Another Man (with Eric Clapton)]

1970:

Ella Jenkins

1982:

Sugar Blue [landing him a Grammy]

1986:

Savoy Brown

1994:

Jorma Kaukonen

2006:

Irma Thomas

2006:

Carolina Chocolate Drops

2015:

Bruce Molsky & Margaret Glaspy [as Now Your Man Done Gone on Jayme Stone's Lomax Project; inspired by the Willie Turner version; translates the fear of the long-termer: suppose he does returns home to find out his woman was no longer waiting]

Worksong about a man bound for the 'county farm' (prison camp). Probably picked up by Joe Williams for his Baby Please Don't Go while he served time (see there).

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