Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)

similar to "Old Original Kokomo Blues" (Kokomo Arnold, 1934, Decca 7026) (Big Boy Knox, Bluebird BB6903)

for "Sweet Home Chicago" are following registrations for the copyright available, such as Taj Mahal, Herman Junior Parker, Roosevelt Sykes, A Marc Benno, Leon Russell, Lonnie Brooks, David Edwards, Terence Oliver Blanchard, Lui Zimmermann, T Colley, Stanley A Smith [GEMA]

Sources:

Gissing, Werner: Mississippi Delta Blues: Formen und Texte von Robert Johnson (1911-1938). (Beiträge zur Jazzforschung. Studies in Jazz Research). Graz, 1986.

Wikipedia

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Early Blues Songbook: a collection of early blues in words and music / Paul Oliver. London u.a., 1982

Recordings:

1937 - Robert Johnson - Nov. 23, 1936 - San Antonio TX - SA-2582-1,-2 Vocalion 03601 - Robert Johnson (v,g) - listen on Wikimedia

50's - David "Honeboy" Edwards

1958 - Little Junior Parker

1967 - Magic Sam Blues Band - July 12-Oct. 25, 1966 - Chicago IL - Delmark, on: West Side Soul (released April 1967) - Magic Sam Blues Band (Magic Sam (v,g), Mighty Joe Young (g), Stockholm Slim (p), Earnest Johnson (b), Odie Payne (d))

(1967) - Magic Sam - Jan. 1967 - Chicago IL (University of Chicago Folk Festival) - on: Magic Sam & Shakey Jake - University of Chicago Folk Festival 1967 - Magic Sam (v,g), Shakey Jake (h), Mack Thompson (b), Odie Pyne (d)

1969 - Honyboy Edwards - ? - on: Really Chicago's Blues - Adelphi AD 1005 - Honeboy Edwards (v, slide J45)

1969 - Magic Sam - Oct. 3, 1969 - London UK - unissued - Magic Sam (v,g), Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (org), Mack Thompson (b), Bob Richey, Robert St. Julien (d)

1972 - Roosevelt Sykes

1972 - Taj Mahal - April 28/29, 1972 - San Francisco CA - Columbia 31605, on: Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff - Taj Mahal (v,g), The Pointer Sisters (Bonnie, June, Anita)

(1973) - Taj Mahal -- NYC - Columbia 64919, on: In Progress & In Motion: 1965-1998 (released 1998) - Taj Mahal (v,g), The Pointer Sisters (Bonnie, June, Anita, Ruthie) (v)

1973/74 - Sid Rumpo

1974 - Freddie King - Atlanta GA - on: Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974

1975 - Lonnie Brooks

1975 - David Honeyboy Edwards - Dec. 10, 1975

1978 - Foghat

1978 - Johnny Shines

1979 - John Hammond & The Nighthawks

1983 - Jimmy Walker - on: Small Town Baby (released 1995)

1984 - Houston Stackhouse

1986 - John Lee Hooker & The Nighthawks - April 30, 1986 - Manchester WY - Paradise 1060, on: John Lee Hooker & The Nighthawks: The Night Of the Hook - John Lee Hooker (v,g), The Nighthawks (Mark Wenner (v,h), Jim Thackery (v,g), Jan Zukowsky (v,b), Pete Ragusa (d)), John Hammond (g), Elvin Bishop (g)

1988 - Alexis Korner, Colin Hodgkinson - on: Live in Paris

1990 - Luther Tucker

1991 - The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band

1992 - Freddie King

1992 - Madcat & Kane - Schoolkids, on: Key to the Highway

1994 - Lonnie Pitchford - March 28, 1992-March 6, 1994 - Rooster Blues, on: All Around Man

1995 - Alabama Junior Petties, Eddie Taylor, Fred Below, Hip Lankcahn ...

1996 - The Blues Band - Aug. 1992-July 1993 - Beat Goes On, on: Homage

1997 - The Blues Brothers

1997 - Bourne, Schuld & Stamer

1998 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: The Robert Johnson Songbook

1998 - Willie James Lyons & Willie Kent

1999 - John Dee Holeman - Musicmaker, on: Bull Durham Blues

1999 - The Original Brothers, Jake B. Curley & Helmood Blues

2000 - The Big Easy Blues Band

2000 - City Rhythm Orchestra

2000 - Status Quo

2001 - Randy Garibay

2002 - Leo Night & The Moonlighters

2003 - Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns

2003 - The Jackys

2003 - Keb' Mo' & Corey Harris - April 9, 2003 - New York City - Hip-O, on: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues

2003 - Noah Zacharin

2004 - Eric Clapton

2004 - Melanie Mason

2004 - Pyeng Threadgill

2004 - Tony Lindsay

2005 - Big Gilson

2005 - Blues Gang

2005 - Lance Reegan-Diehl and the Innocent Bystanders

2005 - Larry Ray

2005 - Marcelo Torres Jazz Band

2006 - Barry Goldberg

2006 - Bobby Little

2006 - McHouston Baker

2006 - Peter Madcat

2006 - Straightup Blues Band

2007 - D.B. and the Dynaflow's

2007 - The Fabulous Hubcaps

2007 - Gary T

2007 - Kenny White

2007 - Kerry Kearney Band

2007 - Terry K's Brit Pack Blues

2007 - Venom Blues

2008 - Big G & The Real Deal

2008 - Blues & Brothers

2008 - The Blues Boyz

2008 - Jack N House

2008 - Jetzendorfer Hinterhof Musikanten

2008 - Mofa 25

2008 - Paul Green

2008 - Pinetop Perkins - on: Pinetop Perkins and Friends - Stoneagle Music

2008 - Ray Vanderby

2008 - Sam Myers

2008 - Vicky Burns

2009 - Bob Harrisson

2009 - KJ Sweeney

2009 - Laura Doherty

2009 - Michael Packer

2009 - Palatàn Blues Band as "Vien su in asiago"

2009 - The Reclamators

2009 - Travelin' Hellhound

? - Louisiana Red

? - Luther Allison

 

... and further instrumental versions ...

Oh, baby don't you want to go,
Oh, baby don't you want to go,
Back to the land of California,
To my sweet home Chicago.

Oh, baby don't you want to go,
Oh, baby don't you want to go,
Back to the land of California,
To my sweet home Chicago.

Now one and one is two,
two and two is fou',
I'm heavy loaded baby,
I'm booked I gotta go.
Cryin baby,
Honey don't you want to go
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago.

Now two and two is four,
Four and two is six,
You gonn' keep monkeyin' 'round with your friends, boy
Gonn' get your business all in a trick.
But I'm cryin baby,
Honey don't you wanna go,
Back to the land of California,
To my sweet home Chicago.

Now six and two is eight,
Eight and two is ten,
Friends, boy, she trick you one time,
She sure goin' do it again.
But I'm cryin hey, hey,
Baby don't you want to go,
Back to the land of California,
To my sweet home Chicago.

I'm goin to California
Come back in, and I'm far away.
Somebody will tell me that
You need my help someday.
Cryin hey hey
Baby don't you want to go
Back to the land of California
To my sweet home Chicago.