New Minglewood Blues

Song composer(s)

Traditional / Lewis, Noah / McGanahan Skjellyfetti / Weir, Bob

Grateful Dead Recordings

Grateful Dead (1st) (1967)
What A Long Strange Trip It's Been (1977)
Shakedown Street (1978)
Dead Set (1981)
Dick's Picks Vol. 5 (1996)
Dick's Picks Vol. 10 (1998)

Dead Related Recordings

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Other Recordings

Minglewood Blues
Anthology of American Folk Music : Various Artists (Cannon' Jug Stompers) (1952, reissue 1997)
Lonesome Road : Doc Watson (1977)
Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 1927-1928 : Gus Cannon and Noah Lewis (1990)
Legendary 1928-30 Recordings : Cannon's Jug Stompers (1994)

New Minglewood Blues
Noah Lewis Jug Band (193?)


Lead vocals - Weir.

Minglewood Blues was a either a traditional song or a song written by Noah Lewis, performed by Cannon's Jug Stompers circa 1928. Similar blues songs exist; It Won't Be Long recorded by Charlie Patton and I'm Goin' Down To Brownsville recorded by Furry Lewis.

Noah Lewis wrote a different song, New Minglewood Blues, loosely based on Minglewood Blues. This was performed by the Noah Lewis Jug Band circa 1930.

The first version played by the Dead and recorded on the first LP (1967) as New New Minglewood Blues was based on the 1930 Noah Lewis song New Minglewood Blues.

The later version played by the Dead and recorded on Shakedown Street (1978) is a reworking of their early version and therefore also based on the 1930 New Minglewood Blues.

The New Minglewood Blues title has been used in DeadLists to indicate the provenance of both versions of the song performed by the Dead and to allow a single title to be used for the song throughout the Dead's performing career.

The name McGanahan Skjellyfetti was a psuedonym used by the Dead for group compositions. The name derives originally from a character in Kenneth Patchen's "Memoirs Of A Shy Pornographer", although the name was possibly used by the Dead because one of the band members had a cat of that name