RY COODER

RY COODER (1970)
Alimony (Brenda Jones, Welton Young, Robert Higginbotham) Tommy Tucker [1965, Checker 1112]
France Chance (Joe Calicott) "Love Me Baby Blues" by bluesman (Calico) Joe Calicott, who first recorded in 1930 [rec. '67, on '69 Mississippi Delta Blues, Vol. 2, a compilation featuring primarily Calicott and R.L. Burnside, Arhoolie 1042]
One Meat Ball (Louis Singer, Hy Zaret) Josh White ['44, Asch 348-2], covered by Andrews Sisters ['45, B-side of Decca 18636] , Dave Van Ronk ['66, No Dirty Names, Smithsonian Folkways FVS-3009]. Adapted from 1855 poem "The Lone Fish Ball", set to music as Italian-opera parody "Il Pescebello." (Rypens)
Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie) Written in 1937 by Woodie Guthrie, recorded in 1940 Alan Lomax session for Library of Congress; later that year for Victor [Dust Bowl Ballads, Vol. 1, Victor 26620-A]. Recorded for Asch in 1947 [released '56, Bound for Glory, Folkways LP FP 78/1].
My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine) (Randy Newman) Alan Price Set ['68, Brit. Decca single F12808]. Covered by Osborne Brothers ['70, Decca 32746].
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? (Alfred Reed) Blind Alfred Reed (white) ['29, Victor V-40236], covered by the New Lost City Ramblers ['59,Songs of the Depression, Smithsonian Folkways FA 5264].
Pigmeat (Huddie Ledbetter) Recorded by Leadbelly ['35, "Pig Meat Papa", ARC 6-04-55, and '46 for Asch, Disc 5501, with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee]
Police Dog Blues (Arthur Blake) Blind Blake ['29, Paramount 12888]
Goin' to Brownsville (John Estes) Sleepy John Estes ['62, Testament LP 6008; doesn't seem to be related to '38 'Brownsville Blues']
Dark Is the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) Blind Willie Johnson ['27, "Dark Was the Night-Cold Was the Ground", Columbia 14303-D]
INTO THE PURPLE VALLEY (1971)
How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too)(Agnes Cunningham) Written by the founder of Broadside, recorded by the New Lost City Ramblers ['59, Songs of the Depression, "Keep Moving," Smithsonian Folkways FA 5264].
Billy the Kid (traditional; actually, Re. Andrew Jenkins. '27; adapted by Cooder) Commemorating William H. Bonner, killed in 1881; recorded several times in 1927 by Vernon Dalhart [Brunswick 3469, Okeh 45102, Columbia 1513-D, Victor 20966]; later recordings by Sons of the Pioneers ['38, "Billie the Kid" Vocalion 04136], Bill Bender ['39, Elite X17], Woody Guthrie [1944 outtake], Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston [rec. between '44 and '47, released on Cowboy Songs, Stinson 10" LP SLP-32], and Marty Robbins ['59, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Columbia 1349]. There's a version on the '45 Capitol album Children's Songs and Stories by Cowboy Tex Ritter; this album was so important to Ry's producer Jim Dickinson that he modeled one of his own LPs (Free Beer Tomorrow) after it. Cooder said he learned this song from a record by folksinger Sam Hinton, but there is no evidence of a recording. I think Ry is misremembering here. Hinton does several songs on the 1960 RCA 'concept album' album How The West Was Won, which does include "Billy the Kid", but it's sung there by the great historical storyteller Jimmy Driftwood.
Money Honey (Stone) 1953 R&B hit by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters [Atlantic 45-1006] Covered by Elvis Presley ['56, RCA Victor EPA-821]
F.D.R. in Trinidad (Fitz Maclean) Popular calypso recorded in 1936 (?) by several Trinidadians, most notably Attila the Hun (Raymond Quevedo) as "Roosevelt in Trinidad"
Teardrops Will Fall (Dickey Doo & Marion Smith) Dickey Doo & the Don'ts ['59, Swan 4025], Wilson Pickett ['65, Atlantic LP In The Midnight Hour].
Denomination Blues (Washington Phillips) Two-part recording by Washington Phillips ['27, Columbia 14333]
On a Monday (Huddie Ledbetter) Leadbelly ['43, Asch 343-3]
Hey Porter (Johnny Cash) Johnny Cash ['55, Sun 221]
Great Dream from Heaven (Joseph Spence) From the 1966 LP The Real Bahamas in Music and Song [Nonesuch H-2013], sung by the Pindar Family and Joseph Spence.
Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All (traditional) By Fiddlin' John Carson ['34, Bluebird B-5742; "The Farmer Is the Man That Feeds Them All" is from '23, Okeh 40071], covered by the New Lost City Ramblers ['59, Songs of the Depression, Smithsonian Folkways FA 5264].
Vigilante Man (Woodie Guthrie). Inspired by the film Grapes of Wrath, adapting a Carter Family melody "Sad and Lonesome Day," Woody wrote this for Dust Bowl Ballads ['40, Victor single 26624, album P28 - Dust Bowl Ballads - Vol. 2]
BOOMER'S STORY (1973)
Boomer's Story (trad.) "The Railroad Boomer" was recorded several times, including by Bud Billings (Frank Luther) and Carson Robison ['29, Victor V40139, and other versions], George Riley (Goebel Reeves) ['30, "The Railroad Bum", Banner 32098]. Moonshine Kate ['30, "The Poor Girl's Story", Okeh 45547]. the Pine Ridge Boys ['41, Bluebird B8671], the Rice Brothers Gang ['41, Decca 5971], and Riley Puckett ['41, Bluebird B8989]. Cisco Houston included it in his 1952 LP 900 Miles [Folkways FA 2013] (as "The Rambler"); see "Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man" below. Cooder's flat black album cover for Boomer's Story seems to be modeled after Houston's 900 Miles as well.
Cherry Ball Blues (Skip James) Skip James ['31, Paramount 13065, and in the '60s several versions, including Skip James Today!, '66, Vanguard VRS 9219].
Crow Black Chicken (Lawrence Wilson) Leake County Revelers ['28, Columbia 15318-
D]. Covered by the New Lost City Ramblers ['61, Tom Paley, John Cohen, Mike Seeger sing Songs of the New Lost City Ramblers, Folkways FA 2494; '62, Volume 4, FA 2399; '64, Old Timey Music, FF 102]
Ax Sweet Mama (Sleepy John Estes) This seems to be a different song from Estes' "Sweet Mama" ['30, Victor 23318]. Liner notes give the copyright as 1972, and since Estes performed on one of the songs on the album, it could have been learned directly by Cooder from Estes.This song was recorded by Sleepy John Estes with the title Milk Cow Blues.
Maria Elena (Lorenzo Barcelata) A hit guitar instrumental from 1963 by the Brazilian duo Los Indios Tabajaros [RCA 8216] It is a Mexican song first recorded in 1934 by the Hermanos Castilla [Victor]. Other Spanish-language versions include Orquesta Pajara Azul [‘34], Felix Tamez [‘34], Cuarteto Carrey, vocal by Panchito Riset [‘36], and the song’s writer Lorenzo Barcelata [‘40]. When English lyrics were added (by Russell in 1940) the song became a hit in several versions: first by Lawrence Welk [rec. 9/40, Okeh 9939], then by Jimmy Dorsey [Decca 3698], Wayne King [Victor 26767] and Tony Pastor [Bluebird 11127]; and other versions were recorded by Adolph Hofner & his Texans [2/40, Bluebird B-8416] and Gene Autry [‘41, Okeh 06435].
Dark End of the Street (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) An often-recorded song introduced by James Carr ['67, Goldwax 317]. It appeared on the Flying Burrito Brothers classic LP The Gilded Palace of Sin ['69, A&M SP-4175].
Rally 'Round the Flag (trad.) Rypens reports that it was "originally written as "The Battle Cry Of Freedom", introduced in Chicago by the Lombard Brothers and spread all over America by The Hutchinson Family (1850s). In modern times, it was sung by Miriam Hopkins in the 1940 film Virginia City (again, from Rypens), and recorded by the Weavers ['63, Weavers' Almanac, Vanguard VSD-2101].
Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer (Harold Adamson, Jimmie McHugh) A big hit from 1943, by the Song Spinners [Decca 18553], with other versions by Willie Kelly [Hit 7046], R&B group the Four Vagabonds [Bluebird 30-0815], and gospel group the Golden Gate Quartet [Okeh 6713]. Also recorded by Joseph Spence ['59,Bahamian Folk Guitar, Folkways FS 3844; and '72, Good Morning, Mr. Walker, Arhoolie 1061].
President Kennedy (Sleepy John Estes) Also with a 1972 copyright, this was also performed by Estes in 1969 at the Memphis Blues Festival ["President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long", Blue Thumb BT 6000]. It originated as "Blues for J..F.K." in 1964 on Delmark DL611.
Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man (trad.) "Danville Girl" was one of Woody Guthrie's Asch recordings from 1944; the CD liner notes (Asch Recordings Vol. 2) state that "the lyrics are from the "Poor Boy" family and sung to the traditional "Cannonball Blues" melody." One website (ciscohouston.com) reports that Alan Lomax pulled it together from various sources and published it in his 1934 American Ballads and Folk Songs [Macmillan]. The same website reports that Cisco Houston included it in his 1952 LP 900 Miles [Folkways FA 2013] (as "The Gambler") and his 1962 LP I Ain't Got No Home (aka The Legendary Cisco Houston) [Vanguard VSD-2107]. It was recorded by Pete Seeger on his 1950 Darling Corey [Folkways FA 2003] and the New Lost City Ramblers ['63, Gone to the Country, Folkways FA2491]. Earlier sources may include "Danville Girl" by Dock Boggs ['27, Brunswick 132] - at least one verse is the same. This was a variation of a song frequently recorded in the '20s under various titles, such as "Wild and Reckless Hobo" and "Ten Thousand Miles from Home" (See Meade, Spottswood & Meade).
PARADISE & LUNCH (1974)
Tamp 'Em Up Solid (trad.) Appears on several Library of Congress recordings: Rochelle Harris '33, Sam (Old Dad) Ballard '34, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet '40 and Manuel (Peter Hatcher) Jones '40. Josh White recorded this as "Tap 'Em Up Solid" on his album The Beginning, Volume 2 ['63, Mercury SR 60821].
Tattler (Washington Phillips, Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman) Based on a 1929 recording, originally unissued, by Washington Phillips, "You Can't Stop a Tattler - Part 2."
Married Man's a Fool (Willie McTell) From Blind Willie McTell's '56 Bluesville LP 1040, Last Session, recorded in '56 and released in '70. It was originally recorded in 1924 by Butterbeans and Susie [Okeh 8180].
Jesus on the Mainline (trad.) From the 1959 Sounds of the South series (Negro Church Songs) on Atlantic 1351, performed by James Shorty, Viola James, and the Congregation of the Independence Church in Tyro, MS. Other contemporary recordings were by Rev. Dwight 'Gatemouth' Moore ['60, Audio Fidelity LP 1921], the Whispering Spirits of Baltimore, MD ['60, Choice 11, "Jesus Is On the Mainline"], (Mississippi) Fred McDowell with the Hunter's Chapel Singers ['66, "Jesus Is on the Mainline", Amazing Grace, Testament T 2219] and several other gospel performers. Earlier recordings by the same name was by Mrs. Lillie Knox ['37, Library of Congress]. the Plantation Echoes ['37, "Jesus on De Main Line Too" Library of Congress], the Jordan River Singers ['51, Nashboro 512]; "Jesus Is on the Mainline" was recorded by Maceo Woods in 1954 but unissued.
It's All Over Now (Bobby & Shirley Womack) 1964 recording by Bobby Womack's group the Valentinos [SAR 152] was famously covered by the Rolling Stones ['64, London 9687], and has since been recorded by many others.
Fool For a Cigarette (Sidney Bailey) Rypens reports that this originated as an unissued demo by Bobby Ray Watson ['74], with Cooder on guitar.
Feelin' Good (J.B. Lenoir, Jim Dickinson) J.B. Lenoir ['66, Down in Mississippi, L+R 42.102 or Polydor 24-4011].
If Walls Could Talk (Bobby Miller) A 1969 R&B hit for Little Milton [Checker 1226].
Mexican Divorce (Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard) B-side of the Drifters' 1962 release "When My Little Girl Is Smiling" [Atlantic 2134].
Ditty Wah Ditty (Arthur Blake) Blind Blake ['29, "Diddie Wa Diddie", Paramount 12888, followed by No. 2 in 1930, Paramount 12994].
CHICKEN SKIN MUSIC (1976)
The Bourgeois Blues (Huddie Ledbetter/Alan Lomax) Leadbelly ['39, Musicraft 227, Musicraft Album 31 Negro Sinful Tunes; '44 Folkways FP 34 Leadbelly's Legacy, Vol. 4: Easy Rider].
I Got Mine (trad.) Intoduced in 1902 by Arthur Collins and Joe Natus ["I Got Mine - Coon Song" on Monarch] Subsequently recorded by country artists Fiddlin' John Carson ['24, Okeh 40119], the Skillet Lickers ['26, Columbia 15134-D] , John McGhee ['27, Gennett 6403], and black artists Big Boy George Owens ['26, "The Coon Crap Game", Gennett 6006], Frank Stokes ['28, Victor V38512], and Robert (Barbecue Bob) and Charlie Hicks ['30, "Darktown Gamblin' - Part 1 (The Crap Game), Columbia 14531-D]. Pink Anderson revived it in 1950 [Riverside RLP 12-611 Carolina Street Ballads] and 1961 [Bluesville LP 1051, Pink Anderson Vol. 2 Medicine Man Show], and appeared on Jim Kweskin's Relax Your Mind ['66, Vanguard VRS-9188].
Always Lift Him Up (Alfred Reed) Blind Alfred Reed ['29, "Always Lift Him Up and Never Knock Him Down", Victor 21360].
Kanaka Wai Wai (trad.) A Hawaiian song. A website (geocities.com) gives its full title as "Iesu me ke Kanaka Waiwai" (Jesus with the Rich Man). The song may have been around since the 1800s. The websites lists the composers as John K. and Pua Almeida, copyright 1971, and says that Almeida rewrote this version for the Mormon Church in 1915, although the original composer may have been the grandfather of entertainer Moe Keala. It was popularized in the early '70s by Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawai'i, and it has been much recorded.
He'll Have to Go (Allison, Allison) The classic country crossover hit by Jim Reeves ['59, RCA 7643], first done by Billy Brown [‘59, Columbia 41380].
Smack Dab in the Middle (Charles E. Calhoun) Introduced by its writer Charles Calhoun (aka Jesse Stone) and Orchestra ['55, MGM 11989]. Recorded by the Jacks ['55, B-side of "Why Don't You Write Me", RPM 428], Count Basie with Joe Williams ['56, Verve 89169] and several others. Charted for Ray Charles ['64, ABC-Paramount 10588]
Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 1961 hit for Ben E. King [Atco 6194].
Yellow Roses (K. Devine, S. Nichols) Hank Snow ['55, RCA 6057].
Chloe (Gus Kahn, Neil Moret) Introduced by Lee Barton Evans in 1927, it as popular in several versions in 1928: the Singing Sophomores [Columbia 1257-D], the All-Star Orchestra [Victor 21149], Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists [Victor 21298], Paul Whiteman, feat. Austin Young [Victor 35921], and Bessie Brown [Brunswick 3817]. Although recorded by several artists in subsequent years, its next chart success was the Spike Jones parody ['45, Victor 20-1654].
Goodnight Irene (Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax) "Irene", by Leadbelly, first on Library of Congress recordings ['33, '34, '35], an unissued recording for ARC ['35], WNYC broadcast transcriptions ['41-'42]. It was recorded and released in 1943 [Asch 343-2, in Asch album A343, Songs by Lead Belly, alternate take released on Melodisc 1151 and later on Stinson SLP 17 Leadbelly Memorial: Volume I], 1944 [Capitol 40130], 1945 [Folkways LP FC 7533], 1948 [Folkways LP FA 242 Leadbelly's Last Sessions, Vol. 1] and 1949 [Playboy LP PB 119]. Rypens reports that it may have been written by Gussie Davis in 1885, and was learned by Leadbelly from his uncle Bob Ledbetter (who recorded it for Library of Congress in 1940). It brought folk music to the pop mainstream in 1950 in a version by Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers [Decca 9-27077], with other charting versions by Frank Sinatra [Columbia 4-38892], Jo Stafford [Capitol F1142], Dennis Day [RCA Victor 47-3870], the Alexander Brothers [Mercury 5465-X45], Red Foley and Ernest Tubb [Decca 9-46255], Moon Mullican [King 886] and Paul Gayten [Regal 3281].
SHOW TIME (live) (1977)
School Is Out (Anderson, Barge) 1961 hit for Gary U.S. Bonds [Legrand 1009].
Viva Sequin (Santiago Jimenez) Recorded by Don Santiago Jimenez, Sr., between 1947 and 1951 (later released on Arhoolie).
Volver, Volver (Fernando Z. Maldonado) Introduced in 1974 as title song of LP by Vicente Fernández [CBS], according to Rypens. A live version was recorded by Los Lobos in '87 [compilation Just Another Band from East L.A.]. (Maldonado was born in 1916.)
JAZZ (1978)
Face to Face That I Shall Meet Him (trad.) "Face to Face I Shall Know Him" by Joseph Spence ['59, Bahamian Folk Guitar, Folkways FS 3844]. Songs of this title were recorded by Laura Smith ['25, Okeh 8252] and Edna Gallmon Cook ['50-'51, Gospel 151].
Davenport Blues (Beiderbecke) Bix Beiderbecke ['25, Gennett 5654]. Other recordings include Bunny Berigan ['38, Victor 26121]
In a Mist (Beiderbecke) Bix Beiderbecke, also known as "Bixology" ['27, Okeh 40916]. Other recordings include Bunny Berigan ['38, Victor 26123].
Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now (Ager, Yellen) Introduced in '24 by Margaret Young, with other recordings by Billy Murray, Ernest Hare and Emmett Miller ['25]. Contemporary versions include a live version by Merle Haggard ['73, I Love Dixie Blues, Capitol 11200] and Leon Redbone ['78, Champagne Charlie, Warner Brothers 2165].
Happy Meeting In Glory (trad.) Joseph Spence "There Will Be a Happy Meeting in Glory" ['59, Bahamian Folk Guitar, Folkways FS 3844]. Cooder's source, though, was actually another Spence recording, "That Glad Reunion Day" on the '65 Nonesuch LP, The Real Bahamas. Also a guitar-picking piece by Davy Graham ['78, The Complete Guitarist, Kicking Mule 138].
We Shall Be Happy (trad.) Joseph Spence ['64, Happy All the Time, Elektra EKL 273].
Nobody (Williams) Bert Williams' classic song ['06, Columbia 3423, and '13, Columbia 1289] (recorded first in 1905 by Arthur Collins for several companies).
Shine (Brown, Dabney, Mack) "That's Why They Call Me Shine" was introduced by Ada Overton Walker in the 1911 black vaudeville show His Honor the Barber. Published in 1924, it was recorded by Herb Wildorf's Cinderella Roof Orchestra [Brunswick; according to Rypens, the B-side of "Cinderella Blues"] , the California Ramblers [Columbia 127-D], the Virginians [Victor 19334], and Van & Schenck [Columbia 149-D]. It as recorded in 1932 by Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers [Brunswick 6276] and Louis Armstrong [Columbia 2707], and was sung by Dooley Wilson as Sam in the 1942 film Casablanca. It was revived again in 1948 by Frankie Laine [Mercury 5091], Ella Fitzgerald [Decca 25354], and the Mills Brothers [Decca 24382].
Flashes (Beiderbecke) Piano composition published by Beiderbecke. Recordings include "In the dark: Flashes" by Jess Stacy ['35, European labels] and "Flashes" by Bunny Berigan ['38, Victor 26121]
The Dream (Jack the Bear, Pickett) "The Dream Rag", or the existing fragment of it, may be the earliest surviving piece in the ragtime genre. It was written by Jesse Pickett (although sometimes attributed to a contemporary Jack "the Bear" Wilson) and a young Eubie Blake learned it from Pickett at the Chicago World's Fair of 1894. (Ragging It: Getting Ragtime Into History by H. Loring White, and Dvorak to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Explains America's Music by Maurice Peress.) Rypens states that it was introduces by Blake on AEI in the '20s, but I don't see it mentioned in Lord's discography. After a couple of unreleased recordings for Circle ['49 and '51] it was finally recorded and released by Blake on The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake ['68, CBS C2S847]. James P. Johnson recorded it for Alan Lomax as "The Bull Diker's Dream", an unreleased Library of Congress Recording, in 1938, and then in 1944 as "The Dream" [Asch 551-1, Stinson SLP21].
Pearls (Morton) Jelly Roll Morton ['23, piano solo, Gennett 5323, '26 Vocalion 1020; '27, with Red Hot Peppers, Victor 20948]
Tia Juana (Morton; actually, Conley, Rodemich) Gene Rodemich Orchestra ['24, Brunswick 2680], Jelly Roll Morton (piano solo) ['24, Gennett 5632], the Wolverine Orchestra ['24, Gennett 5565].
BOP TILL YOU DROP (1979)
Little Sister (M. Shuman, D. Pomus) Elvis Presley ['61, RCA Victor 47-7908]
Go Home, Girl (A. Alexander) Arthur Alexander ['63, Dot 16425]
The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor) (Sidney Bailey) This may have been introduced on this album.
I Think It's Going to Work Out Fine (R. McCoy, S. McKinney) Ike & Tina Turner ['61, Sue 749]
Look at Granny Run Run (J. Ragovoy, M. Shuman) Howard Tate ['66, Verve 10464].
Trouble, You Can't Fool Me (F. Knight, A. Varnell) Frederick Knight ['72, Stax 0139]
Don't Mess Up a Good Thing (O. Sain) Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure ['65, Checker 1097].
I Can't Win (L. Johnson, D. Richardson, C. Knight) The Invincibles ['66, "Can't Win", Loma 2032]
BORDERLINE (1980)
634-5789 (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) Wilson Pickett ['66, Atlantic 2320]
Speedo (Esther Navarro) The Cadillacs ['55, Josie 785]
Why Don't You Try Me (E. Young) Maurice & Mac ['68, Checker 1206]
Down in the Boondocks (Joe South) Billy Joe Royal ['65, Columbia 43305]
Johnny Porter (Bobby Ray Appleberry, William Cuomo) The Persuasions ['77. Chirpin', Elektra 7E-1099] (not sure if this is the original)
The Way We Make a Broken Heart (John Hiatt) This may be the first version released. It became a hit for Rosanne Cash in 1987 [Columbia 07200].
Crazy 'Bout an Automobile (William R. Emerson) "Every Woman I Know" by Billy (The Kid) Emerson ['55, Vee Jay 219].
The Girls from Texas (James Lewis, Jimmy Holiday, Cliff Chambers) Jimmy Lewis ['67, Minit 32017]
Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Will Jennings, Nesbert Hooper Jr.) "Never Make a Move Too Soon" by B.B. King (backed by the Crusaders) ['78, ABC 12380,Midnight Believer LP 4256].
THE SLIDE AREA (1982)
Leaving off songs co-written by Cooder, we have:
I Need a Woman (Dylan) Recorded as "Need a Woman" by Bob Dylan in 1981 during Shot of Love sessions, released in 1991 [The Bootleg Series 3].
Gypsy Woman (Mayfield) The Impressions ['61, ABC-Paramount 10241]
Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins) Carl Perkins ['56, Sun 234], Elvis Presley ['56, RCA Victor EPA-747]
CROSSROADS (1986) This is the only Cooder soundtrack I am including.
Crossroads (Robert Johnson) "Cross Road Blues" by Robert Johnson ['36, ARC 7-05-81]
Down in Mississippi (J.B. Lenoir) J.B. Lenoir ['66, Down in Mississippi, L+R 42.102 or Polydor 24-4011].
Viola Lee Blues (Noah Lewis) Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers ['28, Victor V38523], covered by the Grateful Dead ['67, The Grateful Dead, W1689]
Nitty Gritty Mississippi (Fred Burch, Don Hill) This one is a puzzle, without hearing it. A song by the same name was apparently recorded by Billy Lee Riley on Sun, but not released for many years. It is included in an anthology of Cooder originals. I can't find any information about it.
He Made a Woman Out of Me (Fred Burch, Don Hill) Betty LaVette ['69, Silver Fox 17], Bobbie Gentry ['70, Capitol 2788]
Somebody's Callin' My Name (trad.) No audio confirmation - but a song with this name or "Hush - Somebody's Callin' My Name" was recorded by several gospel groups, including the Golden Gate Quartet ['46, Columbia 30136], the Celestial Choir [late '40s, Flash 105], the Silveraires ['50, Gotham 668], the First Church of Deliverance Choir [c. '50, F.C.D. 102], the Spiritual Wayfarers ['52, Dootone 307], Brother Joe May ['58, Nashboro 643], and Leon Pinson ['67, Fat Possum CD 1041].
GET RHYTHM (1987)
Get Rhythm (Cash) Johnny Cash - the B-side of "I Walk the Line" ['56, Sun 241].
13 Question Method (Berry) Chuck Berry ['62, New Juke Box Hits, Chess LP-1456].
Women Will Rule the World (Quevedo) Calypso by Trinidadian Atilla the Hun ['35]
All Shook Up (Blackwell, Presley) Elvis Presley ['57, RCA Victor 47-6870].
I Can Tell By the Way You Smell (Davis) Walter Davis ['35, Bluebird B6059].
Let's Have a Ball (Allen Bunn) The Wheels ['56, B-side of "My Heart's Desire", Premium 405].