The Songs of
Songs Performers Albums Audio

1. Old Dan Tucker
2. Jesse James
3. Mrs. McGrath
4. O Mary Don't You Weep
5. John Henry
6. Erie Canal
7. Jacob's Ladder
8. My Oklahoma Home
9. Eyes On the Prize
10. Shenandoah
11. Pay Me My Money Down
12. We Shall Overcome
13. Froggie Went A Courtin'
14. Buffalo Gals
15. How Can I Keep From Singing


American Land Edition Additional Songs:

16. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live
17. Bring 'Em Home
18. American Land


Seeger Sessions Tour Songs:

1. Long Black Veil


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RecordingsNotes

Jesse James

Artist
Year
Genre Album Notes
Alan Lomax
1958
  Alan Lomax Sings Great American Ballads http://www.alan-lomax.com/media_records_disco.html
Almeda Riddle
1959
Folk Southern Journey, Vol. 5: Bad Man Ballads  
Arlo Guthrie
1972
Folk Tribute to Woody Guthrie "Jesus Christ"
Aubrey Haynie, Wayne Benson, Rob Ickes, Mark Schatz and Rickie Simpkins
1997
Country Bluegrass '97 instrumental
Austin Harmon
1939
Folk field recording by Herbert Halpert http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html
Bascom Lamar Lunsford
1942
Folk Riverside Folklore Series: Singing the American Roots, Vol. 2 "Poor Jesse James"
Becky Drury
1967
  The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/1305/index.html
Bentley Ball
1991
Folk Folk Song America: A 20th Century Revival verify date
Bill Bonyun
1950
Folk Who Built America: American History Through Its Folksongs  http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=1313
Bob Seger
1972
Rock Smokin' O.P.'s  
Burl Ives
1942
Folk Sings His Favourites also on "I'm Goin' Away"
Carl Sandburg
1945
  Cowboy Songs and Negro Spirituals http://www.wirz.de/music/sandbfrm.htmhttp://www.wirz.de/music/sandbfrm.htm
Cisco Houston
1963
Folk Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie "Jesus Christ"; posthumous release
Dink Roberts
1974
Folk field recording by Cece Conway and Tommoy Thompson http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html
Don Reno & Red Smiley
1960
Country On the Air banjo/guitar/fiddle instrumental
Ed McCurdy
1955
Folk Songs of the Old West http://www.atsf.co.uk/elektra/discography.php?from=350&to=850
Eddy Arnold
1959
Country Thereby Hangs a Tale  
Episode Six
1968
Rock Cornflakes & Crazyfoam: 1964-1968 released 2001
Eric Weissberg, Mike Seeger, and Ralph Rinzler
1990
Country American Banjo - Tunes and Songs in Scruggs Style "Jesse James / Hard Ain't it Hard (medley)"; banjo instrumental; 1990 release date' http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=2102
Falling Run Bluegrass Band
2000
Country New River Train  
Fiddlin' John Carson
1927
Country Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4  
Fields Ward with Bogtrotter Band
1941
  The Ballad Hunter http://www.loc.gov/folklife/folkcat.html
Glenn Orhlin
1969
  The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0734/index.html
Golden Ring
1964
Folk Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends For Making Music I wonder where my poor old Jessie's gone...
Grandpa Jones
1962
Country Do You Remember?  
Great American String Band with The Jones Brothers
1991
Country 200 Years of American Heritage in Song: 100 Song Collection  
Harry McClintock
1996
Country When I Was a Cowboy, Vol. 2 check date
Harvey Reid
1994
Folk Chestnuts 6-string banjo instrumental; http://www.woodpecker.com/audio/jessejames.mp3
Henry E. Briggs
1941
  The Ballad Hunter ttp://www.loc.gov/folklife/folkcat.html
Jackson C. Frank
1997
Folk Blues Run the Game [Sanctuary] posthumous release, 2003
Jeff Autry
2005
Country Ultimate Pickin': The Best of Istrumental Bluegrass check artist listings; banjo instrumental
Jerry Silverman
1966
Instructional The Flat-Picker's Guitar Guide: An Advanced Instruction Record http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=1431
Jim Greer and the Mac-O-Chee Valley Boys
195?
Folk 25 Classic Train Songs: Songs of Rural America check date; also on "Outlaws, Renegades & Rogues: Songs of the Badman" and "Songs of Rural America"
Jim Hendricks
?
  West of the Pecos "The Ballad of Jesse James"; instrumental
Jimmie Driftwood
195?
Folk How the West Was Won check date (1957-61)
Joseph Aiken
1966
Folk field recording by Alan Jabbour http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html
June Bugg
195?
  Hootenanny Folk Festival stream at http://www.engine-studios.com/vpp/Folk/Pages/JuneBugg_ChadMitchellReflecting.html
Ken Maynard
192?
Blues My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Vol. 1 check date
Killbilly
1994
Country Foggy Mountain Anarchy  
L.O. Smith
1960
  The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0480/index.html
Lesley Schatz
1992
Country Banjo Pickin' Girl released 1994
Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
195?
Folk As Good as It Gets: Skiffle check date
Luther Bryant
1969
Folk field recording by Mike Seeger http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html
Mahones
1997
Rock T.A.F.K.A.H.I.M. "Jesus Christ"
Marc Williams
??
  ?? Brunswick 269 (78 rpm) "Jessie James"
Mason Brown
2001
Folk Am I Born to Die: An Appalachian Songbook  
Michael Martin Murphy
1993
Country Cowboy Songs 3 "The Ballad of Jesse James"; alternate lyrics/arrangement
Mitch Harrell
199?
Country Twenty Dollar Man check date
Mother Leeds
2002
Rock Mother Leeds  
Mountain Ramblers
1959
Blues Sounds of the South released 1993
Paul & Margie
1998
Folk 40 Most Popular American Folk Songs  
Pete Seeger
1957
Folk American Ballads http://www.npr.org/dmg/dmg.php?
mediaURL=/atc/20060426_atc_seegerjames2&mediaType=RM
Pete Seeger with Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Ed McCurdy and Sandy Bull
1963
Folk A Link in the Chain  
Peter Calo
2001
Jazz Cowboy Song guitar instrumental
Phil and Gaye Johnson
 
  Folk Songs from Carl Sandburg's The American Songbag http://www.radioyur.com/pgrec2.html
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
1955
Folk Bad Men and Heroes stream at http://www.engine-studios.com/vpp/Folk/Pages/FolkBox1_2.html
Rhubarb Red
194?
Country Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs of the West alternate arrangement/lyrics; check date
Rick Pickren
2003
Country Songs from the Lonesome Prairie http://weedtracks.com/shnyfile/download/93419.wma
Ross Nickerson
2003
Country Blazing the West banjo instrumental
Ry Cooder
1980
Rock Long Riders instrumental
Sam McGee
1969
Country Grand Dad of the Country Guitar Pickers verify date
Sara Carter
196?
Country In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain Poor old Jessie...; check date
Sara Jo Fendley
1962
  The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection different melody; http://www.missouristate.edu/folksong/maxhunter/1410/index.html
Sid Hemphill Band
1942
Folk Traveling Through the Jungle: Fife and Drum Band Music from the Deep South fife and drum instrumental
Sis Cunningham
1972
Folk Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion additional lyrics; http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=978
Stanley Alpine
 
Country Bluegrass 5 String Banjo  
Tennessee Riders
1998
Country Best of Country & Western "Jessie James"  
The Bergerfolk
1971
Folk Bergerfolk, Vol. 1: Sing for Joy Poor old Jesse; http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=1943
The Chad Mitchell Trio
1965
Folk Typical American Boys don't know where my poor old Jessie's gone...
The Clancy Brothers
1966?
Celtic Ain't It Grand Boys: Unissued Gems released 1995; different lyrics
The Clumsy Lovers
199?
Rock Still Clumsy After All These Years "Jesus Christ"
The Country Gentlemen
1960
Country Country Songs Old & New  
The Gatemen
1964
Folk In Concert - Everybody's Listening released on a Chad Mitchell album, not live despite the album title
The Grease Band
1971
Rock Grease Band  
The Jones Brothers
1989
Country World's Greatest Bluegrass Bands check date
The Kingston Trio
1961
Folk Close-Up  
The Migil 5
1964
Rock Mockin' Bird Hill  
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1970
Country Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy  
The Osborne Brothers
1962
Country Bluegrass Instrumentals  
The Pogues
1985
Rock Rum Sodomy & the Lash  
The Sons of the Pioneers
1965
Country Legends of the West verify date
The Sons of the Pioneers & Roy Rogers
1936
Country Memories of the Range: Standard Radio  
Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
195?
Country Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered [Box Set] check date
Tradewinds 1962 Folk The Folksinging Favorites Of The Nation's Campuses "Saga of Jesse James"; see http://www.live365.com/stations/kengl/schedule for online radio schedule
U2 1988 Rock A Vision Shared based on the Woody Guthrie song
Uncle Dave Macon with Sid Harkreader 1929 Folk Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy "Life and Death of Jesse James"
Van Morrison 1998 Rock Skiffle Sessions: Live in Belfast 1998 "The Ballad of Jesse James"; released 2000
Wade and Fields Ward and Glen Smith 1967 Folk Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge: A Half Century of Change: Country Band Music of Virginia  http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=605; verify recording date
Wade Ward with the Bogtrotters string band 1937 Folk field recording by John A. Lomax http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html
Whitey & Hogan 2004 Country Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered [Box Set] check date
Will Geer and Dick Wingfield 1973   Woody's Story: As Told by Will Geer and Sung by Dick Wingfield "Jesus Christ"
Woody Guthrie 1940 Folk WNYC "Adventures in Music" mp3
Woody Guthrie 1940 Folk Library of Congress Recordings "They Laid Jesus Christ in his Grave"; reuses melody and some lyrics from "Jesse James"; variant released as "Jesus Christ" on Asch Recordings vol. 1
Yannick Huet/Christian Bon 1978 Country Banjo Express