In the Acoustic Music Source Book filed under LONESOME ROAD BLUES (but also
referencing GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD): it says:
"banjo player Tommy Jarrell learned the tune around 1917 from Carlie Holder"
And here is the site where I found this information:
On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> that has been used often by many different musicians over the years. I
>> 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:
> Paul Stamler
> Here is the version we are working with:
>> David Katznelson
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