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Black Betty 38th in 1933

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English
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Usually credited to Huddie Ledbetter, although he was not the first one to record it. The origin and meaning of the song are not clear: "Black Betty" might be a musket, a girl, a whip or a convict train.
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Title Performer Release date Info
2000 First recording in December 1933
1939 First release
1958
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May 6, 1968
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October 1977
1977
June 1986
October 1989
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Black Betty (Bam - Ma - Lam) Power Slam May 30, 1997 Unverified
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October 22, 2002
November 4, 2002
March 2004
October 2006
October 23, 2007
April 1, 2008
April 25, 2008
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December 2, 2011
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November 2, 2012
April 26, 2013
May 6, 2014
October 14, 2014
June 10, 2016
September 29, 2017
February 22, 2019
Black Betty ZZ Top Unverified
Black Betty Oli Brown Unverified