Leave Well Enough Alone
Composer: Wade Birchfield / Frank Wakefield / Carace Hutchins

Jerry Garcia sings on this track on the Pistol Packin' Mama album.

Some confusion over the date of the original release. The Frank Wakefield/Buster Turner single appears to have been released in 1957. It also appears to have been collected on a compilation of tracks recorded between 1931 and 1953.

Writing credits on the original single are Wade Birchfield, Frank Wakefield and Carace Hutchins. On subsequent recordings only Frank Wakefield is credited. Wade Birchfield was the owner of Wayside Records, which released the single. Carace Hutchins was the banjo player in Wakefields' group at that time, the Chain Mountain Boys.


no info Single (Leave Well Enough Alone / You're The One), Buster Turner / Frank Wakefield, 1957
info Frank Wakefield, Frank Wakefield, 1972
info Pistol Packin' Mama, Good Old Boys, 1976
info Early Days Of Bluegrass, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Buster Turner / Frank Wakefield), 1976
no info Blue Ridge Memories, Boot Hill, 1978
info She's No Angel, Frank Wakefield & Good Old Boys, 1992
no info Art Stevenson & High Water, Art Stevenson & High Water, 1996
info Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered, Various Artists (Buster Turner / Frank Wakefield), 2004
no info Live at the White Eagle, Jackstraw, 2005
no info Who's Afraid Of The Boogiemen?, Bluegrass Boogiemen, 2005
no info Constant Sorrow: Bluegrass from Root to Flower, Various Artists (Buster Turner / Frank Wakefield), 2010

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