Back in 1977, The Downchild Blues Band had been together for almost a decade. They'd met a young comedian named Dan Aykroyd, who would rip off their schtick for The Blues Brothers the next year. They'd almost stopped recording covers since the band's leader, Donnie Walsh, was becoming such a proficient songwriter. But until 1977, they hadn't recorded "Stagger Lee."
Here it is, an electric blues cover of Lloyd Price's version of the song.
(Trivia for "Six Degrees of Lou Reed" fans: Downchild now features Michael Fonfara on trumpet, though he isn't on this record. At the time, he was working with Lou Reed. In 1974, Fonfara appeared on Lou's album Sally Can't Dance along with Alan Rubin and Lou Marini, who'd later appear in, yes, The Blues Brothers Band.)