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Shortenin' Bread

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Language
English
Comments
The song certainly dates back to the 1800s. It's refered to as an old plantation song in various books (including Lomax) without corroboration. A version appears in the 1913 book "The complete works of James Whitcomb Riley".
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Adaptations

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Versions

written by English

Title Performer Release date Info
1927
1927
1927
1933
1938
September 1939 Medley
Vocalise version
March 14, 1941
1942
1955
May 1956
October 1956
Shortnin' Bread The Gayles 1956 Unverified
Mah Little Baby The De John Sisters with Ray Ellis & His Orch. 1956 Unverified
1959 Live
August 1960
1960
1961
Shortnin' Bread The Blisters April 1963 Unverified
1964
Shortnin' Bread Johnny and The Uncalled Four 1964 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread The Readymen 1964 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread The Vectors 1964 Unverified
May 1965
Shortening Bread Johnnie & Joe 1965 Unverified
January 1966
Shortenin' Bread The Villians 1966 Unverified
February 1968
1968
1972
1973
1976
1977
1979
1979
1979
Shortnin' Bread Shobizz 1979 Unverified
1980
1984
1986
1987
1988
1990
Shortnin' Bread The Residents 1990 Unverified
1993
1994
February 1995
1996
1996
October 28, 1997
Shortnin Bread Brent Lewis 1997 Unverified
August 18, 1998
Shortnin' Bread The Tractors 1998 Unverified
January 26, 1999
October 2000
Shortenin' Bread Canned Hamm 2001 Unverified
July 22, 2003
August 15, 2005
2006
Shortnin' Bread H.P. Lange 2006 Unverified
September 17, 2007
2007
November 18, 2008
2008
Shortnin' Bread The Funky Mamas 2008 Unverified
2009
Shortnin' Bread Davis Coen 2009 Unverified
February 17, 2011
Shortnin' Bread Hallelujah Bums 2012 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread Dubl Handi 2012 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread The Wayfarers* 2012 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread John England & The Western Swingers 2013 Unverified
February 7, 2014
Shortnin' Bread Los Plantronics January 30, 2015 Unverified
Shortnin' Bread The Sprints Unverified

written by instrumental

Title Performer Release date Info
i May 1924 Medley
i January 1926
i Shortnin' Bread Tweedy Brothers 1928 Unverified
i Shortnin' Bread Bob Crosby and His Orchestra 1940 Unverified
i 1952
i Shortnin' Bread Boogie Rock Murphy and The Rockets 1956 Unverified
i March 1958
i Shortnin' Bread Francis Bay and His Orchestra 1958 Unverified
i September 1959
i 1961
i November 1962
i 1964
i 1965
i Shortnin' Bread Juggy's Jass Band 1965 Unverified
i 1966
i 1967
i 1969
i 1978
i 1979
i 1981 Medley
i 1982
i 1982
i April 1983
i 1989 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 1994
i 1995
i 1997
i October 13, 1998
i 2000
i 2000
i Steve James Loves Shortnin' Bread Original Snakeboy 2002 Unverified
i 2003
i November 9, 2004 Medley
Live
i 2004
i 2004
i 2004
i 2005
i 2005 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i October 3, 2006 Live
i 2006
i 2006
i 2007
i 2008
i 2012
i April 4, 2014
i 2014 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 2015
i 2015
i March 4, 2018

written by Czech

Title Performer Release date Info
1994 First recording on October 25, 1994
First release

written by , English

Title Performer Release date Info
October 23, 1967 First recording in February 1967
First release
1998

Pan Y Amor written by Spanish (not verified yet)

Reported errors

# Reported by Reported on Status Last update
#91207 Jeff Chamberlain 2018-04-19 03:30:14 UTC processed 2020-06-02 22:10:47 UTC by Limbabwe
#141995 Phil Zorn 2020-08-07 08:48:45 UTC unassigned