On 4/4/2018 5:42 PM, David Katznelson wrote:
> This is my first e-mail to this list. Hello everyone!
> I am helping to run a class musicology project for the 8th graders at Marin
> Country Day School.
> The kids are using recordings from the Great Depression to understand the
> time period.
> One of them has a version of GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD. It is a song
> that has been used often by many different musicians over the years. I was
> wondering if anyone had any knowledge about where the song originally came
> from (and writer). On line, we can get as far back as 1917....
According to the Traditional Nallad Index, The earliest known recording
was by Henry Whitter; he recorded it in 1923 for OKeh, though it was
issued in 1924.
On the Whitter record, authorship credit was given to "Austin-Mills".
What is your 1917 source?
The Ballad Index entry is here:
> Here is the version we are working with:
> David Katznelson
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