Parallel Anthology Track 80

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Icon Public Domain.jpg Track 80: Mississippi John Hurt - Spike Driver Blues   Okeh 8692; Recorded in New York, 28.12.28


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Record label gives no authorship accreditation. Nor does 78discography.com.


Eric Lugosch claims this song was written by John Hurt himself [1].


According to wikipedia, John Hurt died in 1966, meaning that if Lugosch is correct, this composition is in copyright until 1st January 2037.


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Alternative Versions

Take This Hammer by Lead Belly    recorded in 1940 or 1942 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain as arrangement credit is claimed by Lead Belly
Take This Hammer by Odetta    recorded in 1957 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain as arrangement credit is assigned to Lead Belly
Take This Hammer by Ken Colyer    recorded in 1955 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain
Take it to the Captain by the Delmore Brothers    recorded in 1948 (according to wikipedia): YouTube
 
This version is not public domain
Take This Hammer by Lonnie Donegan    recorded in 1959 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain
Nine Pound Hammer by Sanford Clark    recorded in 1956 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain
Nine Pound Hammer by Flatt and Scruggs    recorded in 1962 (according to wikipedia): Spotify
 
This version is not public domain