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Someday Baby
Composer: Traditional / Sleepy John Estes / Lightning Hopkins

Someday Baby was performed over 50 times by various Jerry Garcia groups between 1973 and 1991.

The song is attributed to Lightnin' Hopkins on the Garcia recordings but the origins of the song pre-date Hopkins. Sleepy John Estes is credited on many recordings. On other recordings writing credits are often given to the particular performer on the recording. The list of recordings below covers a group of related songs rather than the exact song as performed by Garcia. Early versions, including all by Sleepy John Estes, are often called Someday Baby Blues. The song Trouble No More is a reworking of Someday Baby Blues but this falls outside the scope of this page.



Jerry Garcia

info Live At The Keystone, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1973
info Live At The Keystone Volume 2, Merl Saunders / Jerry Garcia / John Kahn / Bill Vitt, 1988
info How Sweet It Is, Jerry Garcia Band, 1997
info Pure Jerry: Keystone Berkeley, September 1, 1974, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band, 2004
info Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia, 2012


Other recordings

no info Single (Shake It All Night / Someday Baby), Buddy Moss, 1934
no info Single (Someday Baby Blues / Who's Been Tellin' You), Sleepy John Estes, 1935
no info Single (Someday Baby / My Girlfriend Don't Like Me), Shelton Brothers, 1938
no info Single (Someday Baby / Highway 49), Joe Williams, 1941
no info Single (Santa Fe Blues / Someday Baby), Lightnin' Hopkins, 1953
no info Single (Someday Baby / I'm Gonna Whale You), Little Arthur Matthews, 1955
no info The Great, B.B. King & His Orchestra, 1960
no info Broken Soul Blues, Memphis Slim, 1961
no info My Kind of Blues, B.B. King, 1961
no info Legend of Sleepy John Estes, Sleepy John Estes, 1962
no info Lightnin' Hopkins and the Blues, Lightnin' Hopkins, 1962
no info Mojo Hand, Lightnin' Hopkins, 1962
no info Single (Monkey Business / Someday Baby), Freddy Young, 1963
no info The Soul of, B.B. King, 1966
info How to Play Blues Guitar, Stefan Grossman, 1966
no info Beginning British Blues, Various Artists (Cyril Davies & The All Stars), 1969
no info The Biggest Thing Since Colossus, Fleetwood Mac and Otis Spann, 1970
no info On Tap, Junior Wells, 1975
no info Country Blues Guitar, Stefan Grossman, 1977
no info Colour Blind, Pearce Blues Band, Bob, 1979
no info Dealing with the Devil - Immediate Blues, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Cyril Davis and the All Stars), 1980
no info How to Play Blues Guitar, Stefan Grossman, 1990
no info Complete Aladdin Recordings, Lightnin' Hopkins, 1991
no info Complete Works, Vol. 1, 1935-1941, Big Joe Williams, 1991
no info Complete Works, Vol. 1, 1929-37, Sleepy John Estes, 1991
no info I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More, Sleepy John Estes, 1992
no info White Boy Blues, Vol. 1, White Boy Blues, Vol. 1, 1992
no info Mississippi Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, 1992
no info Rare Chicago Blues, Rare Chicago Blues, Maxwell Street Jimmy, 1993
no info Juanita, Homesick James, 1993
info The Essential, Little Walter, 1993
no info Memphis Country Blues, Vol. 1, Greatest Hits, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 1994
no info Mississippi Fred McDowell, Mississippi Fred McDowell, 1995
no info Chicago Blues Masters, Vol. 1, Muddy Waters / Memphis Slim, 1995
no info That's Blues, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 1995
no info Giant of the 9-String Guitar, Big Joe Williams, 1996
no info Hogshead Cheese, Andy Forest / Holladay, 1996
no info Unissued Sun Masters, Unissued Sun Masters, 1996
no info Found True Love, John Hammond, 1996
no info Slide T.S. Slide, Tony Mcphee, 1996
no info Someday Baby, Sleepy John Estes, 1996
no info Piney Woods Blues, Big Joe Williams, 1997
no info Goin' To Brownsville, Sleepy John Estes, 1998
no info The Essential Blue Archive: Baby Please Don't Go, Big Joe Williams, 1998
info Secret Handshake, Geoff Muldaur, 1998
no info Blues Guitar Heaven, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 1998
no info Chicago Blues Legends, Various Artists (Dave Myers), 1998
no info Men of Blues, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 1998
no info Shake My Hand, Snooky Pryor, 1999
no info Jake Head Boogie, Lightnin' Hopkins, 1999
no info The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969, Fleetwood Mac, 1999
no info Live at the Gaslight, Mississippi Fred McDowell, 2000
info The Roots Of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 2001
info Hillbilly Blues: 1928-1946, Various Artists (Sheldon Brothers), 2001
no info 1946-1948, Lightnin' Hopkins, 2002
no info Back To The Delta, Jimmy Burns, 2003
info All the Classics: 1946-1951, Lightnin' Hopkins, 2003
no info Truckers Blues: The Best of, Albert King, 2004
no info Short Haired Woman, Lightnin' Hopkins, 2004
no info Baby Please Don't Go, Big Joe Williams, 2004
no info 1950-1951, Lightnin' Hopkins, 2005
no info Sinner's Prayers 1951-54, Ray Charles, 2005
info The Vanguard Folk Rock Album, Various Artists (Jonathan & Leigh), 2005
info Modern Times, Bob Dylan, 2006
info Keepers of the Flame, Melvin Seals & JGB, 2006
no info Complete Blue Horizon Sessions, Otis Spann, 2006
info Looking at Long John Baldry: The UA Years 1964-1966, Long John Baldry, 2006
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2007 (single CD)
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2007 (3 CD)
info Unplugged Tribute To Bob Dylan, Stewart Michaels, 2007
no info Shake Your Boogie: Live at the Old Capitol Building 1974, Big Joe Williams, 2007
no info The Anthology, Peter Green, 2008
info Songs from the Invisible Republic, Various Artists (Lightnin' Hopkins), 2008
info Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006: Bootleg Series, Vol. 8, Bob Dylan, 2008
info The Complete Chess Masters: 1950-1967, Little Walter, 2009
info Live at Pineapple Willy's, Ben Prestage, 2009
no info The Later Years 1939-1947, Sonny Boy Williamson, 2009
info The Roots Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists (Sleepy John Estes), 2009

 
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