Covers: Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad

“Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” was first recorded in 1924 as “Lonesome Road Blues”.

This lists all of the recorded versions.  I first heard it by the Grateful Dead in 1971 (in a medley with Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”.  According to this 

“This song became a concert staple for the Grateful Dead, and Jerry Garcia related that he picked it up from Delaney Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie during the Dead’s trans-Canada rock ‘n’ roll train trip in 1970, beautifully captured in the “Festival Express” movie.”

The article has links to many versions of the song.

Henry Whitter (1924)

Cliff Carlisle (1933)

Woody Guthrie (1940)

Delaney & Bonnie and Friends (1971)

The Grateful Dead (1971)


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