Mudcat Café message #913179 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21456   Message #913179
Posted By: Stewie
19-Mar-03 - 02:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Railroad Bill
Subject: RE: Help: Railroad Bill
As indicated by a posting from Dicho in the other thread linked at the top of this page, my comment that Frank Hutchison was the first white artist to record this was incorrect - as I recall, I took that bit of misinformation from notes on an reissue LP sleeve. Riley Puckett was first to record it in November 1924, but his recording remained unissued until November 1925 as Co 15040-D. Roba Stanley recorded it a month later than Riley, in December 1924, but her recording, OK 40295, was released months earlier than his - in March 1925. The Georgia Crackers recorded it in 1927, but this was unissued. [Info from Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources' p67].