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New Minglewood Blues
Composer: Traditional / Noah Lewis / McGanahan Skjellyfetti / Bob Weir

The Grateful Dead performed and recorded two versions of this song. The first, released on their debut LP as New, New Minglewood Blues, was performed through to the end of the 1960's. The second, released on Shakedown Street as All New Minglewood Blues, was performed between 1976 and 1995. In total the Grateful Dead performed the song well over 400 times.

The original Minglewood Blues was a either a traditional song or a song written by Noah Lewis performed by Cannon's Jug Stompers circa 1928. Similar blues songs exist and it seems likely that the song was an arrangement of existing material.

Noah Lewis then wrote a different song, recorded as New Minglewood Blues, loosely based on the earlier Minglewood Blues. This song, which also incorporates material from earlier songs, was recorded by the Noah Lewis Jug Band circa 1930.

The first version played by the Grateful Dead was based on the 1930 Noah Lewis song New Minglewood Blues, hence the title used on the 1st Grateful Dead album New New Minglewood Blues. The later version played by the Grateful Dead was a reworking of their own earlier version and therefore also based on the 1930 New Minglewood Blues. The reworking of the song is reflected in the title used on Shakedown Street, All New Minglewood Blues.

The New Minglewood Blues title is used here to indicate the provenance of both versions of the song performed by the Grateful Dead and to adhere to common usage on set lists and tapes.

Minglewood (Mengle-Wood) was supposedly a mill town or lumber camp on the Mississippi north of Memphis where travelling musicians would perform. Other interpretations of the song concentrate though on sexual innuendo rather than geography.

The name McGanahan Skjellyfetti was a psuedonym used by the Grateful Dead for group compositions. The name derives originally from a character in Kenneth Patchen's "Memoirs Of A Shy Pornographer", although the name was possibly used by the Dead because one of the band members had a cat of that name.



Grateful Dead

info The Grateful Dead, 1967
info The Grateful Dead / Anthem Of The Sun, 1976?
info What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1977
info Shakedown Street, 1978
info Dead Set, 1981
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 5, 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 10, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000
info View From The Vault, 2000
info View From The Vault (DVD), 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, 2002
info View From The Vault III, 2002
info View From The Vault III (DVD), 2002
info Go To Nassau, 2002
info View From The Vault IV, 2003
info View From The Vault IV (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir, Bob Weir, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, 2004
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 34, 2005
info Shakedown Street, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978, 2008
info To Terrapin: Hartford '77, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 1: Oakland Dec 28, 1979 Bonus CD, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 2: April Fool's '88, 2011
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Dave's Picks Vol. 4: Williamsburg, VA, 9/24/76
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Live At Hampton Coliseum, 2014
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014
info Dave's Picks Vol 12: Hamilton, 11/4/77, 2014

The Dead

info Mansfield, MA, June 22, 2003
info Millwaukee, WI, July 1, 2003
info Somerset,WI, August 3, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 9, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 18, 2004
info Mountain View, CA, June 26, 2004
info St.Louis, MO, July 23, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 11, 2004
info Dead '09: Albany, NY, April 17, 2009

Furthur

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info Feb 10, 2010, Charlotte, NC
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info Sept 23, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 4, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
info Nov 15, 2011, Albany, NY
info April 14, 2012, New York, NY
info July 6, 2012, Canandaigua, NY
info October 4, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
info April 25, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info Oct 1, 2013, Las Vegas, NV

Ratdog

info Live At Roseland, Ratdog, 2001
info Raleigh NC: October 14, 2003
info Milwaukee WI: November 1, 2003
info Columbus OH: November 8, 2003
info St. Louis MO: November 15, 2003
info Portland OR, March 5, 2004
info Park City UT, March 13, 2004
info Burlington VT, March 23, 2004
info Worcester MA, April 2, 2004
info Tulsa OK, September 15, 2004
info Phoenix AZ, February 5, 2005
info Milwaukee WI, March 31, 2005
info Sayreville NJ, April 12, 2005
info Hampton Beach NH, April 22, 2005
info Washington DC, April 27, 2005
info Columbus, OH, June 8, 2005
info Charlottesville, VA, August 7, 2005
info Chicago, IL, October 27, 2005
info Greensburg, PA, November 4, 2005
info Asheville, NC, November 14, 2005
info Denver, CO, December 2, 2005
info San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2005
info Danbury, CT, March 21, 2006
info Hampton Beach, NH, August 24, 2006
info Chicago IL, October 20, 2006
info Stroudsburg PA, November 6, 2006
info Boca Raton FL, November 18, 2006
info Las Vegas NV, February 11, 2007
info Greensburg PA, March 4, 2007
info Baltimore MD, March 19, 2007
info Boston MA, July 10, 2007
info Morrison CO, July 24, 2007
info Bridgeport CT, August 11, 2007
info Holmdel NJ, August 22, 2007
info Westbury, NY, October 30, 2007
info Jacksonville, FL, November 14, 2007
info Royal Oak, MI, March 28, 2008
info New York, NY, April 3, 2008
info Boise, ID, June 23, 2008
info Jacksonville, OR, July 6, 2008
info Hiram, ME, August 10, 2008
info Clarkston, MI, August 27, 2008
info Morrison, CO, August 30, 2008
info Bridgeport, CT, November 9, 2008
info Negril, Jamaica, January 29, 2009
info Jim Thorpe, PA, July 14, 2009
info Missoula, MT, August 26, 2009
info New York, NY, October 23, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 31, 2010
info Washington DC, February 17, 2014
info Burlington, VT, February 28, 2014
info St. Louis, MO, March 10, 2014
info Hyannis, MA, June 7, 2014

Phil Lesh & Friends

info April 20, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
info May 29, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014

Scaring The Children

info 1/5/11, Teatro Carlo Felice, Jam Cruise 9, US, Scaring The Children, 2011

New Riders of the Purple Sage

info Where I Come From, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2009

Kingfish

info Kingfish In Concert, King Biscuit Hour Presents Kingfish, Kingfish, 1996
info Live, Kingfish, 2000
info From the Front Row: Live, Kingfish, 2003 (DVD Audio)

Dark Star Orchestra

info DSO Live: Dec 27, 2003, Chicago, IL, 2004
info DSO Live: Jan 24, 2004, Cincinnati, OH, 2004
info DSO Live: Jan 29, 2004, Charlotte, NC, 2004
info DSO Live: Feb 5, 2004, Jacksonville, FL, 2004
info DSO Live: Feb 6, 2004, Pompano Beach, FL, 2004
info DSO Live: Feb 13, 2004, Austin, TX, 2004
info DSO Live: Mar 6, 2004, Chicago, IL, 2004
info DSO Live: Mar 10, 2004, Pittston, PA, 2004
info DSO Live: Mar 20, 2004, State College, PA, 2004

 
Other recordings


New Minglewood Blues

no info Single (New Minglewood Blues / Bad Luck's My Buddy), Noah Lewis Jug Band, 1930
no info Garden of Joy, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, 1967
info Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (Sept 1929-Nov 1930), Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 1990
no info Harmonica Blues 1929-1940, Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 1998
no info Matt Besey, Matt Besey, 1999
info Chasin' Gus' Ghost, John Sebastian And The J-Band, 1999
no info Classic Blues, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 2000
info The Roots Of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia, Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 2001
info Gus Cannon and His Jug Stompers / Sleepy John Estes With Yank Rachel and Noah Lewis, 2002
no info Gimme Dat Harp Boy: Roots of the Captain, Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 2002
info Garden Of Joy / Jim Kweskin's America, Jim Kweskin, 2005
info Memphis Shakedown: More Jug Band Classics, Various Artists (Noah Lewis Jug Band), 2005
info Down Home Saturday Night, Various Artists (John Sebastian & The J-Band), 2007
info Mick's Picks, Volume 3: Substage, Karlsruhe June 16, 2004, Jefferson Starship, 2008
info Ithaca 30 Years Later, Dark Star Orchestra, 2008

Minglewood Blues

no info Single (Minglewood Blues / Madison Street Rag), Cannon's Jug Band, 1928 (Victor)
no info Single (Minglewood Blues / Viola Lee Blues), Cannon's Jug Band, 1928 (Bluebird)
info Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3: Songs, Various Artists (Cannon' Jug Stompers), 1952
info Lonesome Road, Doc & Merle Watson, 1977
no info Single (Minglewood Blues / My Creole Belle), Doc & Merle Watson, 1977
info The Complete Works: 1927-1930, Cannon's Jug Stompers, 1989
info Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 1927-1928, Gus Cannon, 1990
no info The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 1993
no info The Greatest in Country Blues (1929-1956), Vol. 1, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 1993
info Legendary 1928-30 Recordings, Gus Cannon and His Jug Stompers, 1994
no info Call Down the Thunder, Guy Davis, 1996
no info Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 1-3, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 1997
no info Twango Bango Deluxe, David Lindley & Wally Ingram, 1998
info The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute, Various Artists (John Sebastian and The J-Band w/ Geoff Muldaur), 1998
info Ruckus Juice & Chitlins, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 1998
no info The Greatest in Country Blues, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 1999
info Cannon's Jug Stompers: The Complete Works In Chronological Order 1927-1930, Cannon's Jug Stompers, 19??
no info As Good As It Gets: Country Blues, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 2000
info The Best of Cannon's Jug Stompers, Cannon's Jug Stompers, 2001
no info The Folkscene Collection, Vol. 3, Various Artists (David Lindley & Wally Ingram), 2001
info Gus Cannon and His Jug Stompers / Sleepy John Estes With Yank Rachel and Noah Lewis, 2002
info Lonesome Road / Look Away!, Doc & Merle Watson, 2002
info Bonnaroo, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Old Crow Medicine Show), 2003
no info Garden of Joy/Jim Kweskin's America, Jim Kweskin, 2005
info Memphis Jug Band with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Memphis Jug Band / Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, 2005
no info More Bay Area Blues, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Lisa Kindred and Chris Goddard), 2005
no info Big Iron World, Old Crow Medicine Show, 2006
no info The History of Rhythm & Blues: Part One, 1925-1942, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 2008
info The Roots of the Grateful Dead, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 2008
info The Roots Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Cannon's Jug Stompers), 2009

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