Viola Lee Blues

Song composer(s)

Lewis, Noah

Grateful Dead Recordings

Grateful Dead (1st) (1967)
Dick's Picks Vol. 8 (1997)
Fallout From The Phil Zone (1997)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

See Reverese for Title : Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band (1966)
Purple Gang Strikes : Purple Gang (1968)
Panama Limited Jug Band : Panama Limited Jug Band (1969)
Crossroads Soundtrack (1986)
Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 1927-1928 : Gus Cannon and Noah Lewis (1990)
Blues Masters, Vol. 12, Memphis Blues : Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers) (1993)
Legendary 1928-30 Recordings : Cannon's Jug Stompers (1994)
Music By Ry Cooder : Ry Cooder (1995)
Art & Grit : Steve James (1996)
Cannon's Jug Stompers (1927-1930) : Cannon's Jug Stompers (19??)
Twilight Dance : Solar Circus (19??)

Notes

The version on Fallout From The Phil Zone (1997) is from the April 26, 1969 show in Chicago.

Many of the lyrics of Viola Lee Blues also occur in Joliet Bound, which is usually credited to Kansas Joe McCoy and which was also first recorded around 1929/30. It is possible that both songs derived from an earlier song.

Versions of Joliet Bound can be found on the following recordings;

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3, 1931-32 : Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy (1991)
When A Woman Gets The Blues : Rory Block (1995)
Hills of Home - 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder : Various Artists (Rory Block) (1995)
Queen of the Blues : Memphis Minnie (1997)
Gone Woman Blues : Rory Block (1997)
Best of Kansas Joe, Vol. 1, 1929-35 : Kansas Joe McCoy (19??)
Memphis Jamborree : Various Artists (Kansas Joe McCoy) (19??)