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Ragged But Right
Composer: Traditional

Ragged But Right was performed by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in 1987.

The song occurs on recordings as I'm Ragged But I'm Right, the title that is often used on Jerry Garcia tapes and set lists, and as Ragged But Right.

Authorship uncertain. The song probably originated in the early years of the century and there are, no doubt, other pre-1950's recordings in addition to the two listed below. George Jones rewrote the song in the mid-1950's and most subsequent recordings follow the Jones arrangement and often credit him as the writer.



Jerry Garcia

info Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, 10/31/87, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band/Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Ragged But Right, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, 2010

 
Other recordings

no info Rufus & Ben Quillian, 1930?
no info Riley Puckett, 193?
no info Single (Ragged But Right / Your Heart), George Jones, 1956
info Country Song Hits: Grand Ole Opry's New Star, George Jones, 1956
no info 14 Top Country Favorites, George Jones, 1957
info Drinking Songs Sung Under the Table, The Blazers, 1958
info Hairy Jazz, Shel Silverstein and the Red Onions, 1959
no info I'm Ragged But I'm Right, Montana Slim, 1959
info Playin' and Singin': King of Hillbilly Piano Players, Moon Mullican, 1961
no info Single (Bottom Of The Glass / Ragged But Right), Moon Mullican, 1961
no info George Jones Sings His Greatest Hits, George Jones, 1962
no info Mr. Guitar, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith & His Crackerjackers, 1962
no info The Country Music Hall of Fame: The Greatest Collection of Country Hits Ever Assembled in One Album, Various Artists (Moon Mullican), 1962
no info The Best, George Jones, 1963
info Ragged But Right!, Greenbriar Boys, 1964
no info Spotlight on Country Music, Various Artists (George Jones), 1964
no info Long Live King George, George Jones, 1965
no info Singing the Blues, George Jones, 1965
info "Montana Slim", Wilf Carter, 1966
no info The George Jones Story, George Jones, 1966
no info The Wild Side of Life, The Willis Brothers, 1966
no info Branded Stock of Johnny Bond, Johnny Bond, 1966
no info The Young George Jones, George Jones, 1967
no info The Unforgettable Moon Mullican, Moon Mullican, 1967
no info Country Music Hall of Fame Volume 6, Various Artists (Wilf Carter), 1967
no info Sings The Blues, Hylo Brown & his Timberliners, 1968
no info 20 Country Blue Favorites, Hylo Brown, 1968
no info The Golden Country Hits of George Jones, George Jones, 1969
info Singer of Sad Songs, Waylon Jennings, 1970
info Mountain Guitar Pickin', Bob Ensign & the Stump Jumpers, 1973
no info Jean Street Swing, Herb Remington, 1975
no info King Of The 5-String Banjo, Raymond Fairchild, 1976
no info Waitin' for the Evening Mail, Riley Puckett, 1978
no info Old Time Greats, Vol. 1, Riley Puckett, 1978
no info Hoe Down! Vol. 6, Mutt Poston and the Farm Hands, 197?
no info New York Town, Johnny Paycheck, 1980
no info Tuxedo Blues, Andy Cohen and Joe LaRose, 1981
no info Sentimental Songs and Old Time Melodies, Double Decker String Band, 1981
no info The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, Various Artists (Riley Puckett), 1981
no info You've Still Got A Place In My Heart, George Jones, 1983
no info Johnny 99, Johnny Cash, 1983
no info Single (You've Still Got A Place In My Heart / I'm Ragged But I'm Right), George Jones, 1984
no info Louisiana Honky Tonk Man, Buddy Jones, 1984
no info By And By, Critton Hollow Stringband, 1985
no info My Old Yellow Car, Paul Adkins, 1986
no info Live at Dancetown U.S.A., George Jones, 1987
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, George Jones, 1989
no info Rufus & Ben Quillian: Complete Recordings 1929-31, Rufus & Ben Quillian, 198?
no info Classic Country Music, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Riley Puckett), 1990
no info Ragged But Right: 30's Country Bands, Various Artists (Riley Puckett), 1991
no info Influences, Mitch Harrell, 1992
no info Modern Times, Paul Adkins and Borderline Band, 1992
no info Live In Branson MO. USA, Various Artists (Johnny Paycheck), 1993
info Cup Of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, George Jones, 1994
no info The Dynamite Trail: The Decca Years, Montana Slim, 1994
no info "Montana Slim", Wilf Carter, 1994
no info 22 Greatest Hits, Moon Mullican, 1994
no info 20 Greatest Hits, George Jones, 1994
no info I'm a One Woman Man, George Jones, 1994
no info Hokum: Blues & Rags (1929-30), Various Artists (Rufus & Ben Quillian), 1995
no info Ace in the Hole Band, Ace in the Hole Band, 1995
no info Live from Branson, Missouri: The Best of Glen Campbell, Roy Clark and Johnny Paycheck, Various Artists, 1995
info Larger Than Life, Sleepy LaBeef, 1996
no info A Tombstone Every Mile, Dick Curless, 1996
no info The Journey: Six Strings Away, Waylon Jennings, 1999
no info Live at Gilley's, Johnny Paycheck, 1999
no info Ragged But Right: 30's Country Bands, Various Artists (Riley Puckett / Ted Hawkins), 19??
no info Just a Spoonful and Other Folksongs of Rural Cook County, Tangleweed, 19??
no info Heartaches & Hangovers, George Jones, 2000
no info Timeless Treasures: Legends of Country, Various Artists (Johnny Paycheck), 2000
no info Ways of the World, George Jones, 2000
no info Dickel Brothers, Vol. 2, Dickel Brothers, 2000
no info George Jones, George Jones, 2001
no info Ancestor Worship, Gary Gerloff Band, 2001
info Best of the Vanguard Years, The Greenbriar Boys, 2002
no info Heartaches & Hangovers, George Jones, 2002
no info Great Country Legends, Various Artists (George Jones), 2002
no info Porch Music, Brick Road Ramblers, 2002
no info Country Swingin' Slide Guitar Pickin': 24 Great Dobro, Clarence "Hound Dog" Jackson, 2003
info The Definitive Collection 1955-1962, George Jones, 2004
no info Live Recordings from the Louisiana Hayride, George Jones, 2004
no info Life, Johnny Cash, 2004
info Ragged But Right, Lightnin' Wells, 2005
info Bluegrass Heritage, Vol. 2: Roots and Branches: 25 More Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists (Bobby Smith & the Boys From Shilo), 2005
no info Tender Years, George Jones, 2005
no info The Crown Prince of Country Music, George Jones, 2005
no info At Town Hall Party: July 18, 1959, Various Artists (George Jones), 2005
info The Essential, George Jones, 2006
no info Moonlight and Skies, Don Edwards, 2006
no info Sings the Ballads of the True West / Life, Johnny Cash, 2006
no info Serenade in the Mountains, Various Artists (Ted Hawkins & Riley Puckett), 2006
info She Thinks I Still Care: The Complete United Artists Recordings, 1962-1964, George Jones, 2007
no info Country Biography, George Jones, 2008

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