John Duffey

John Duffey
Real name
John Humbird Duffey, Jr.
March 4, 1934
December 10, 1996
United States
Bluegrass musician (mandolin, guitar, dobro) and singer.
Member of
The Country Gentlemen Mandolin (1957-1969)
The Seldom Scene (1971-1996)


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Title Performer Release date Covered by
1963 (2 artists)
i 1960 (8 artists)
September 1959 (2 artists)

Covers by John Duffey

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1989 Vernon Dalhart, Jimmy Heap and The Melody Masters - Vocal by Perk Williams
i 1960 Henry Whitter
1989 Chester Smith
1960 Lefty Frizzell
1960 (unknown)
i 1960 (unknown)
1961 Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
1989 (unknown)
1960 Samantha Bumgarner
i 1963 Frederick H. Potter
1959 Riley Puckett
September 1960 Henry Whitter
1960 (unknown)
1963 Virginia Liston
1963 Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters (The Hill Billies [US])
1963 (unknown), Arthur Pryor & Henry Higgins, (unknown)
1963 Arthur Tanner
1963 (unknown), (unknown)
1960 Bentley Ball
1989 Townes Van Zandt
1960 (unknown)
1989 Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd, Bob Dylan
1963 Buell Kazee
1960 Monroe Brothers
1960 Carroll C. Clark
1989 Kris Kristofferson
1989 George J. Gaskin, Knickerbocker Male Quartette
1960 Hank Locklin
1963 Fiddlin' John Carson, The Journeymen

Songs written by John Duffey

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Wear a Red Rose John Duffey The Country Gentlemen February 1961 Covered by Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge
Victim to the Tomb John Duffey The Country Gentlemen March 19, 1961 Covered by (4 artists)
The Hills and Home John Duffey Charlie Waller and John Duffey and The Country Gentlemen June 30, 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
Sunrise John Duffey The Country Gentlemen November 6, 1961 Covered by Sam Bush and Béla Fleck
High Lonesome Kay Adelman, John Duffey The Country Gentlemen March 1958 Covered by Bill Emerson featuring Charlie Waller
Don't Bother with White Satin John Duffey, Ann Hill The Seldom Scene July 21, 1973 Covered by Blue Denim
Christmas Time Back Home John Duffey, Ann Hill The Country Gentlemen November 1, 1962 Covered by Monroe Crossing
Bringing Mary Home John Duffey, Joe Kingston, Chaw Mank The Country Gentlemen February 23, 1965 Covered by (29 artists)