Tag Archives: Black Betty

Lyrics > Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – No Reservations

Writers: Spencer/Explosion Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI From: No Reservations / Black Betty (7″, US) Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe Notes: Largely instrumental song recorded for the No Reservations TV show. One [Cough] Faalllllll in C’mon Got to get up Ugh Ah, say … Continue reading

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Lyrics > Leadbelly – Black Betty

Writers: Huddie Ledbetter Published: Folkways Music Publishers, Inc. Release: Negro Sinful Songs Sung by Leadbelly (5x78rpm, US) Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe Notes: Writing credits for this song are sometimes given as ‘traditional’. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded a cover of … Continue reading

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Leadbelly – Negro Sinful Songs Sung by Leadbelly (5x78rpm, US)

1939 Musicraft Corporation #31 223-A Frankie and Albert (Part 1) 223-B Looky, Looky, Yonder / Black Betty / Yellow Woman’s Door Bells 224-A Frankie and Albert (Part 2) 224-B Ain’t Goin Down to the Well No Mo’ / Go Down … Continue reading

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Lyrics > Ram Jam – Black Betty

Writers: Huddie Ledbetter Published: Kensington Music Limited Release: Ram Jam – Black Betty (7″, UK) Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe Notes: This is the most well-known rock arrangement of the song by Ram Jam. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded a cover … Continue reading

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Lyrics > The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty

Writers: Huddie Ledbetter Published: Folkways Music Publishers, Inc. From: Black Betty (7″, US) Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe Notes: These are the lyrics as they appear on the full length recording released on the split 7″ with the Melvins and the No … Continue reading

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Ram Jam – Black Betty (7″, UK)

1977 Epic S EPC 5492 A. Black Betty B. I Should Have Known VIEW: NOTES: 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 … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty / No Reservations (7″, US)

6 May 2011 Shove! SHOV17 A. Black Betty B. No Reservations VIEW: NOTES: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tour single featuring their cover of Black Betty and No Reservations is the theme tune to the Anthony Bourdain TV series. The … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 10) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #10 / “War” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 09) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #09 / “Fuck” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 08) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #08 / “Chief Boonoo” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 07) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #07 / “UHZ” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 06) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #06 / “Go-Rilla” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 05) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #05 of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / The Jon … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 04) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #05 / “Shiv” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 02) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #02 of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / The Jon … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 01) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #01 / “Ka-lik” of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty [Splatter] (7″, US)

May 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Splatter vinyl of a Melvins and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion split single featuring their covers of Black Betty … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty [Tri-Color / Melvins] (7″, US)

May 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Melvins tour edition of the tri-colour 7″ split single with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion featuring their covers of … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty [Tri-Color / JSBX] (7″, US)

May 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tour edition of the tri-colour 7″ split single with Melvins featuring their covers of … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Melvins – Black Betty (Plate 03) [Tri-Color] (7″, US)

1 October 2011 Amphetamine Reptile SCALE121 A. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Betty B. Melvins – Black Betty VIEW: NOTES: Design #03 of the two color linocut hand printed, hand assembled sleeve for the Melvins / The Jon … Continue reading

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