Parallel Anthology Track 61
Track 61: Richard (Rabbit) Brown - James Alley Blues Victor 20578-A; Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana, 11.3.1927
Record label assigns authorship to "R Brown", as do the notes in Harry Smith's Anthology booklet, while victor.library.ucsb.edu credits "Richard 'Rabbit' Brown". However, www.78discography.com does not assign authorship.
According to wikipedia, Brown died in 1937.
Thus this composition has been public domain since 1st January 2008.
James Alley Blues by Bob Dylan recorded in 1961: Spotify This is a bootleg recording, released on CD in 1994. CD cover credits only Richard Brown as writer.