Parallel Anthology Track 36
From Open Music Archive Projects
According to wikipedia, Jim Jackson died in 1937, which means that this composition has been public domain since 1st January 2008.
Old Blue by Joan O'Bryant recorded in 1957 (according to http://www.folkways.si.edu): Spotify Liner notes treat this song as traditional.
Old Blue by Cisco Houston recorded in 1951 (according to http://www.folkways.si.edu): Spotify Liner notes do not claim any writing or arrangement credit.
Old Blue by Guy Carawan recorded in 1958 (according to http://www.folkways.si.edu): Spotify In the album's liner notes, Carawan says "I first heard this version from Cisco Houston. Later I heard it from Frank Hamilton who taught me the fabulous little lick on the guitar that so enhances this song. Then I added a high yodel and another guitar lick of my own - and that's how this rendition grew, with 'something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue'."
Old Blue by Guy Carawan recorded in 1958: From album "America at Play"