Old Blue (song)
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"Old Blue" (also known as "Old Dog Blue") is an old folk song, believed to have originated from the minstrel shows of the late 19th century. A 1928 version by Jim Jackson, entitled "Old Dog Blue", appears on the Anthology of American Folk Music album. Since this early recording, a number of covers and variations of this song have been recorded. In his 1985 play, Fences, August Wilson uses Jim Jackson's version as a leitmotif, and the play's central character (who had a dog named Blue as a boy) says his father originated the song.
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- Ramblin' Jack Elliott, I Stand Alone (2006)
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- The Dillards, Live!!!! Almost!!! (1964)
- Bob Gibson and Bob Camp, Bob Gibson and Bob Camp at The Gate of Horn (1961)
- Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts (2006)
- Pete Seeger, American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 (1957)
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- Dave Van Ronk, Somebody Else, Not Me (1980)
- JJ Cale, Guitar Man (1996)
- Georgia Ruth, Week of Pines (2013)
- Appears on Disney Children's Favorite Songs 2 (1979) as a children's song.
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- Ian & Sylvia
- Charlie Parr, I Ain't Dead Yet (2016)
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