She'll Grow Back: Stagger Lee Saturdays - Frank Hutchison

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Stagger Lee Saturdays - Frank Hutchison

Frank Hutchison was the first white blues singer to make recordings. He only recorded for three years, from 1926 to 1929, but his legacy inspires a lot of blues and folk artists to this day.

This version of Stag is odd for folk scholars, as it contains bits from "Frankie and Albert" (AKA "Frankie and Johnnie") and also "Delia's Gone". This is the version Bob Dylan covered when he recorded Stag in 1993, and is the only version on Harry Smith's legendary Anthology of American Folk Music.

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