|Posted: 10/08/05 03:43 PM|
|Who did the Original Song?|
Black Betty, realeased by Ram Jam in 1977, was written by Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, in 1933. There is some discrepancy as to whether he was actually the first to record the song. Some contend it was first performed by James 'Iron Head' Baker.
The Cream song 'Crossroads', was originally done by blues great, (and some say father of the blues), Robert Johnson, who recorded it twice, in November 1936, and June 1937, in San Antonio and Dallas, respectively.