John Henry

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

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Other Recordings

Single : Bailey Brothers & the Happy Valley Boys (1950)
Jazz, Vol. 1 - South : Various Artists (Leadbelly) (1950)
Anthology of American Folk Music Vol. 1, Ballads : Various Artists (Williamson Brothers and Curry) (1952 reissue 1997)
Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites : Harry Belafonte (1954)
Tin Angel : Odetta (1954)
Sings Blues & Folk Songs : Brother John Sellers (1954)
Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 6 - Ring Game Songs and Others : Various Artists (Willie Dodson) (1955)
Ohio Valley Ballads : Bruce Buckley (1955)
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs : Big Bill Broonzy (1956)
Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac- Radio Programme, No. 4: Folk Music and Blues : Various Artists (Big Bill Broonzy) (1956)
Washboard Band - Country Dance Music : Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry (1956)
John A. Lomax, Jr. Sings American Folksongs : John Lomax (1956)
Stoneman Family Old Time Songs : Vernon Sutphin (1957)
American Ballads : Pete Seeger (1957)
Old-Time Tunes of the South : Various Artists (J.C. Sutphin, Vernon Sutphin) (1957)
American Skiffle Bands : Various Artists (Virgil Perkins & Jack Sims) (1957)
Buell Kazee Sings and Plays : Buell Kazee (1958)
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing : Brownie McGhee (1958)
We've Got Some Singing to Do : The Folksmiths (1958)
Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 5 : Richard Dyer-Bennet (1958)
Lilly Brothers & Don Stover (1959)
Furry Lewis Blues : Furry Lewis (1959)
Folk Songs for Young People : Pete Seeger (1959)
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall : Harry Belafonte (1959)
Hum & Strum Along : Chet Atkins (1959)
Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues and Spirituals : Dave Van Ronk (1959)
Folk Music USA. Vol. 1 : Various Artists (Virgil Perkins) (1959)
Anglo-American Shanties, Lyric Songs, Dance Tunes & Spirituals : Wallace and his Cherokee String Band Swann (195?)
Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 3: Rich Amerson (1960)
Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square : Various Artists (Bill Wood) (1960)
Mountain Music of Kentucky : Various Artists (Grigsby and Young) (1960)
Bill McAdoo Sings with Guitar : Bill McAdoo & Pete Seeger (1960)
The Rural Blues - A Study of the Vocal and InstrumentalResources : Various Artists (Furry Lewis) (1960)
Limeliters : Limeliters (1960)
Negro Folk Songs for Young People : Leadbelly (1960)
Songs of Memphis Slim and "Wee Willie" Dixon : Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon (1960)
Memphis Slim and the Honky-Tonk Sound : Memphis Slim (1960)
Bob Grossman : Bob Grossman (1961)
Foggy Mountain Banjo : Flatt & Scruggs (1961)
USA : Memphis Slim (1961)
Ballad and Folksinger, Vol. 3 : Pink Anderson (1961)
At the Golden Nugget : Hank Thompson (1961)
Gospel, Blues & Street Songs : Reverend Gary Davis (1961)
Fleming Brown : Fleming Brown (1962)
Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs : Frank Hamilton (1962)
Dulcimer Songs and Solos : Paul Clayton (1962)
Sings Folk Songs : Woody Guthrie (1962)
Mountain Music On the Autoharp : Various Artists (Kilby Snow) (1962)
New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 5 : New Lost City Ramblers (1963)
Windy Mountain Boys (1963)
Salute to Uncle Dave Macon : Stringbean (1963)
Sing Out! - Hootenanny with Pete Seeger and the Hooteneers : Pete Seeger (1963)
San Francisco Bay Blues : Jesse Fuller (1963)
Soul of Blues Harmonica : Big Walter Horton (1964)
In Person : Porter Wagoner (1964)
Appalachian Swing! : Kentucky Colonels (1964)
John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs : John Jacob Niles (1964)
One of a Kind : Woody Guthrie (1964)
Galax Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention : Various Artists (George Pegram) (1964)
Blues and Country Dance Tunes from Virginia : John Jackson (1965)
John Renbourn : John Renbourn (1965)
Gambler's Blues : Dave Van Ronk (1965)
Dock Boggs, Vol 2 : Doc Boggs (1965)
Clawhammer Banjo : Various Artists (Fred and Kyle Creed Cockerham) (1965)
Blues and Country Dance Tunes from Virginia : John Jackson (1966)
American Banjo : Snuffy Jenkins (1966)
Chicago String Band : Chicago String Band (1966)
Charlie Moore, Bill Napier & the Dixie Boys (1966)
Long Way from Home : Mississippi Fred McDowell (1966)
Tipple, Loom & Rail: Songs of the Industrialization of the South : Mike Seeger (1966)
Blues - Music from the Documentary Film : Various Artists (Furry Lewis & Walter Lewis) (1967)
Nashville Underground : Jerry Reed (1968)
Michael Cooney or: "The Cheese Stands Alone" : Michael Cooney (1968)
Presenting the Country Blues : Furry Lewis (1969)
Live : Grandpa Jones (1969)
Old Traditions : Bill and Jean Davis (196?)
Blind James Campbell and his Nashville Street Band : Blind James and his Nashville Street Campbell (196?)
Charlie Moore Sings Good Bluegrass : Charlie Moore (196?)
Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians : Various Artists (Etta Baker) (196?)
America's Best Loved Folk Songs : Milt Okun (196?)
Folk Banjo Styles : Tom Paley (196?)
Original Bogtrotters : Bogtrotters (196?)
E. Mainer's Mountaineers). Good Ole Mountain Music : Mainer's Mountaineers (J (196?)
Odetta at Carnegie Hall : Odetta (196?)
Stringbean and His Banjo. A Salute to Uncle Dave Macon : Stringbean (196?)
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down : John Jackson (1970)
George Pegram : George Pegram (1970)
I Wrote a Simple Song : Billy Preston (1971)
Old Time Dulcimer Sounds from the Mountains : Various Artists (Russell Family) (1972)
Greatest Folksingers of 60s : Various Artists (1972)
Feelin' Low Down : Big Bill Broonzy (1973)
World of Flatt & Scruggs : Flatt & Scruggs (1973)
Won't You Come and Sing for Me : Hazel And Alice (1973)
Five String Banjo : Art Rosenbaum (1974)
With Hot Cottage : Big Walter Horton (1974)
Bucktime! : Kenny and Josh Graves Baker (1974)
How to Play the Five String Banjo : Pete Seeger (1974)
Man and his Music : Ralph Stanley (1974)
Come and Go With Me : Tommy Jarrell (1974)
Lonesome Road Blues : Frank Hovington (1975)
Joshua : Peg Leg Sam (1975)
Music from the Hills of Caldwell County : Various Artists (Cora Phillips) (1975)
Midnight Ride : Fiddlin' Van Kidwell (1975)
Tunes from the Well : Bob Hadley (1975)
Relax Your Mind : Happy Traum (1976)
Roadside Rag : Doug Jernigan (1976)
Raise a Ruckus Tonight : Buster Brown (1976)
Goin' to the Grand Ole Opry : Stringbean (1976)
American Folk Songs for Children : Peggy And Mike Seeger (1977)
Legendary Performer : Harry Belafonte (1978)
Southern Clawhammer, Kicking Mule : Various Artists (Fred Cockerham) (1978)
Clawhammer Banjo, Vol. 3 : Various Artists (Glen Smith) (1978)
Folk Music in America, Vol. 9, Songs of Death & Tragedy : Various Artists (John Cephas) (1978)
All Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 : Harry Belafonte (1978)
Country Guitar Giants : Merle Travis (1979)
Hand-Me-Down Music: Old Songs, Old Friends - Vol. 1 Traditional Music of Union County, North Carolina : Various Artists (Willie Hamilton) (1978)
Poor Boy, Yodel-Ay : Critton Hollow String Band (1979)
Return of the Wayfaring Stranger : Burl Ives (197?)
Everybody Sing, Vol 1 : Ed McCurdy (197?)
Comin' Round the Mountain : Paul Wiley (197?)
Mountain Melodies. Tunes of the Appalachians : Various Artists (Worley Gardner) (197?)
Lilly Brothers: Early Recordings : Lilly Brothers (197?)
Early Dawg : David Grisman (1980)
Sing-A-Long : Pete Seeger (1980)
Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3 : Virginia Mountain Boys (1980)
Sentimental Songs and Old Time Melodies : Double Decker String Band (1981)
Folk Music Radio : Coleman Brothers (1982)
Alive in Concert, Vol. 1 : Limeliters (1982)
20 All Time Great Recordings : Flatt & Scruggs (1983)
Banjo Pickin' Girl : Lilly Mae Ledford (1983)
Clawhammer Banjo : david Johnson (1983)
Folk Visions and Voices - Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2 : Various Artists (Henry Grady Terrell) (1983)
Dog Days of August : Cephas & Wiggins (1986)
Traditional Ties : Hot Rize (1986)
Lonesome Road Blues : Big Bill Broonzy (1986)
Tribute to Tommy Jarrell : Dave Winston (1986)
Labor Concert 1986 : Larry Penn (1986)
Howjadoo : John McCutcheon (1987)
Whoa Mule : Lee "Boy" Sexton (1987)
Blues : Moses Rascoe (1987)
Golden Classics : Ace Cannon (1987)
Carry It On, Songs of America's Working People : Pete Seeger (1987)
Blues : Moses Rascoe (1987)
When I Lay My Burden Down : Mississippi Fred McDowell (1988)
Up Through the Years, 1958-1963 : Jerry Lee Lewis (1988)
Songs of the Working People : Various Artists (1988)
Banjo Collection : Various Artists (Albert Josey, Raymond Swinney) (1988)
White House Blues : Clyde Moody (1989)
Oldtime Music from the North Carolina Piedmont : Joe and Odell Thompson Thompson (1989)
Rock Dust : Morgan Sexton (1989)
Merle Travis Story -- 24 Greatest Hits : Merle Travis (1989)
Swamped : Tony Furtado (1989)
Broadside Tapes 1 : Phil Ochs (1989)
Texas Worried Blues - Complete Recording : Henry Thomas (1989)
Classic : Jerry Lee Lewis (1989)
Grandfather's Greatest Hits : David Holt (198?)
Elmer's Greatest Licks : Elmer Bird (198?)
Folk Festival of the Smokies. Volume II : Various Artists (Frank George) (198?)
California Blues : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (1990)
American Banjo Scruggs and Three Finger : Various Artists (Snuffy Jenkins) (1990)
Bluegrass Class of 1990 : Bluegrass Class of 1990 (1990)
One-Dime Blues : Etta Baker (1991)
Shake 'Em on Down : Furry Lewis (1991)
200 Years : American Heritage in Song (1991)
Red River Blues 1934-1943 : Red River Blues 1934-1943 (1991)
Unreleased Radio Transcriptions 1944-1949 : Merle Travis (1991)
Goin' Up Copper Creek : Goin' up Copper Creek (1991)
Blues Masters : Brownie McGhee (1991)
Old-Time Banjo Anthology, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (Phoeba Parson) (1991)
Mountain Dulcimer - Galax Style : Various Artists (Phyllis Gaskin) (1991)
Old Tom Moore and More : Tom Paley (1991)
Living Black and White : Heartbeats (1991)
Shady Grove : Morgan Sexton (1992)
Joke on the Puppy : Tommy Jarrell (1992)
Music from the Mountain : Iron Mountain String Band (Galax) (1992)
Carroll County Pioneers : Various Artists (Kimble Family) (1992)
Pine Knots School Rowdies : Various Artists (Kimble Family) (1992)
Round Peak Band : Round Peak Band (1992)
Devil Is Busy : Samson Pittman (1992)
Fourth & Beale : Furry Lewis (1992)
Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (1992)
Kristina Olsen : Kristina Olsen (1992)
Virginia Traditions - Non-Blues Secular Black Music : Various Artists (1992)
Odyssey of Paul Robeson : Paul Robeson (1992)
Singalong Sanders Theater, 1980 : Pete Seeger (1992)
Black Melodies on a Clear Afternoon : Stefan Grossman (1992)
1959-1963 : Flatt & Scruggs (1992)
Live in Concert at the Carnegie Hall : Harry Belafonte (1993)
Tribute to Fred Cockerham : Greg Hooven (1993)
Sounds of the South : Various Artists (Mountain Ramblers) (1993)
John Henry : Denzel Washington (1993)
Mylights : Stefan Diestelmann (1994)
Twangin' from Phoenix to L.A. : Duane Eddy (1994)
Last Sessions : Leadbelly (1994)
Music of Bill Monroe : Bill Monroe (1994)
Chicago String Band : Chicago String Band (1994)
Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, Robert Wilkins : McDowell, Lewis, Wilkins (1994)
Original Folkways Recordings : Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley (1994)
Blues in the Evening : Memphis Slim (1995)
Chicago Blues Masters, Vol. 1 : Muddy Waters (1995)
Mississippi Fred McDowell : Mississippi Fred McDowell (1995)
All American Bluegrass : Various Artists (1995)
Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston, Vols. 1- : Woody Guthrie (1995)
Blind James Campbell & His Nashville St : Blind James Campbell (1995)
American Folk Blues Festival - 1962-1965 : Various Artists (1995)
That's Bluegrass! - CMH Records 20th Anniversary Collection : Various Artists (1995)
Great American Train Songs : Great American Train Songs (1995)
Country Hit Kit : Nashville Super Guitars (1995)
Blazing a New Trail : George Thacker (1995)
Bluesville Years, Vol. 3 - Beale Street Get-Down : Various Artists (1995)
I Want You to Know : Paul Rishell (1996)
Early Masters - Tradition Series : Woody Guthrie (1996)
Everybody's Grandpa : Grandpa Jones (1996)
Folk Music - All That's Folk : Various Artists (1996)
Mountain Music of Kentucky : Various Artists (Banjo Bill, Grigsby & Young) (1996)
on Stage : Reno & Smiley (1996)
In Concert : Leadbelly (1996)
Whale Dance : Yoshihiro Arita (1996)
Folk Songs of the Hills : Merle Travis (1996)
Folk Hero : Woody Guthrie (1996)
Riverside Folklore Series, Vol. 1 - Joy, Joy the Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson : Various Artists (1996)
Riverside Folklore Series, Vol. 2 - Singing the American Roots : Various Artists (1996)
Legend of Blind Joe Death : John Fahey (1996)
Live at Last : Dry Branch Fire Squad (1996)
Blinded by the Rose : Chris Jones (1996)
Six Days on the Road : Dave Dudley (1996)
Blues Wails Ballads & Songs : Various Artists (1996)
Pioneering Women of Bluegrass : Hazel Dickens (1996)
Close to Home - Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection (1952-1967) : Various Artists (1997)
Alan Lomax Collection Sampler : Various Artists (1997)
Angola Prison Worksongs : Various Artists (1997)
Close to Home : Bill and Jean Davis (1997)
Bruce Moisky & Big Hoedown : Bruce Moisky (1997)
Crow Jane Blues : Carl Martin (1997)
By the Light of the Moon - Campfire Songs & Cowboy Tunes : Charlie Daniels (1997)
Burl Ives : Burl Ives (1997)
American Favorite Ballads : Pete Seeger (1997)
Country Blues Guitar : Campfire Songs & Cowboy Tunes (1997)
1937-1938 : Billy Kyle (1997)
Southern Journey, Vol. 2 - Ballads and Breakdowns : Various Artists (Glen Stoneman) (1997)
Southern Journey, Vol. 5 - Bad Man Ballads : Various Artists (Ed Lewis) (1997)
Bourgeois Blues - Lead Belly Legacy, Vol 2 : Leadbelly (1997)
Smoky Mountain Memories - Bluegrass Favorites : Various Artists (1997)
Blues, Boogie, Rhythm & More Blues : Various Artists (1997)
Alan Lomax Collection Sampler : Various Artists (Sid Hemphill) (1997)
Prison Songs, Vol. 2 - Don'tcha Hear Poor Mother Calling : Various Artists (1997)
Just a Dream : Jim Greene (1997)
Close to Home : Lesley Riddle (1997)
Blues Masters, Vol. 18 - More Slide Guitar Classics : Various Artists (1998)
Shout On - Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3 : Leadbelly (1998)
Philosopher's Stone : Van Morrison (1998)
Heart of Bluegrass : Various Artists (1998)
Tradition Runs Deep : Various Artists (1998)
Songs of the Road : Various Artists (1998)
Songs My Mother Taught Me : Ralph Stanley (1998)
Harry Smith Connection : Harry Smith Connection (1998)
Out Behind the Barn : Jimmy Dickens (1998)
North Carolina Banjo Collection : Various Artists (1998)
Down Home Slide : Various Artists (1998)
Down Home Harp : Various Artists (1998)
His Folkway Recordings : Dock Boggs (1998)
Live on the Radio : Maddox Brothers & Rose (1998)
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 6 (1944-1946) : Josh White (1998)
Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and

Performance History

Performed by Pigpen and Peter Albin at the Tangent in Palo Alto on an unspecified date in 1964.