Ram Jam – Black Betty (7″, UK)

1977 Epic S EPC 5492
A. Black Betty
B. I Should Have Known
Ram Jam - Black Betty (7", UK) - Front
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UK 7″ single released in 1977 featuring the most famous rock arrangement of Black Betty (LYRICS).

The earliest known recording of this song is by James Iron Head Baker and Group (1933) but the Ram Jam and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recordings have more in common with the later Leadbelly adaption (RELEASE / LYRICS).

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded a cover of this song (RELEASE / LYRICS) which was used in the 2011 Volkswagen Superbowl advert and released as a split single with the Melvins in 2011 and on the No Reservations 7″ single.

SONG CREDITS:
A. Black Betty
Writer: H. Ledbetter
Published: Kensington Music Limited
(p) 1977 CBS Inc.
Produced: Kasenetz – Katz
Original sound recording made by CBS inc.
CBS Records are the exclusive licensees for the UK
Run Time: 2:32

nb. Writing credits for this song differ between releases and are sometimes given as ‘traditional’.

B. I Should Have Known
Writers: W. Bartlett
Published: Intersong Music Limited
(p) 1977 CBS Inc.
Produced: William E. Bartlett
A product of Kasenetz – Katz
Original sound recording made by CBS inc.
CBS Records are the exclusive licensees for the UK
Run Time: 4:45

SLEEVE NOTES:
n/a
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: n/a

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “EPC-S-5492-A-1 U*”
B: “EPC-S-5492-B-1 U*”

*each side has a printed U-shaped symbol near the catalogue number.

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