“Rollin’ and Tumblin'”: The Story of a Song

Posted on: Thursday, Feb 24, 2011

Search “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” at www.youtube.com, and more than 300 versions pop up. You’ll find recent performances by Bob Dylan, Jeff Beck and Imogen Heap, Imelda May, Cyndi Lauper, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Gov’t Mule, to name just a few, as well as older readings by Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Johnny Winter, Cream, The Yardbirds, Captain Beefheart, Canned Heat, Bonnie Raitt, R.L. Burnside, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, and many others. Over at www.archive.org you can hear 1920s renditions and an array of live covers by the Grateful Dead, Steve Kimock Band, Derek Trucks, and the North Mississippi Allstars – some recorded as recently as last month

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February 25th, 2011 at 07:01
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Interesting that the great man has put his name to the song on the pic with the post, when the song obviously goes back to the 20s as mentioned . . bringing it bang up to date young John-Alex Mason does it on his new “Jook Joint Thunderclap” and calls it “Rolled And Tumbled” and credited to ‘public domain by Wille Newbern’. A fab release by the way with guests including Cedric Burnside and Lightning Malcolm.