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Blues Stay Away From Me
Composer: Alton Delmore / Rabon Delmore / Henry Glover / Wayne Raney

Blues Stay Away From Me was rehearsed by the Grateful Dead, with Bob Dylan, prior to the 1987 Dylan & The Dead tour but was not performed live.

The Delmore Brothers first recorded the song on May 1949 for King Records with a group that, in addition to Alton and Rabon Delmore, included Henry Glover (bass), Wayne Raney (harmonica) and Lonnie Glosson (harmonica). This recording was released on a single in August of the same year.



Delmore Brothers

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no info The Country Music Hall of Fame: The Greatest Collection of Country Hits Ever Assembled in One Album, Various Artists, 1962
info In Memory, Vol. 1, The Delmore Brothers, 1964
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info Freight Train Boogie, The Delmore Brothers, 1993
no info 16 Country Hits from the 1940's, Various Artists, 1994
no info Classic Country: Golden '40s, Various Artists, 1999
no info Original Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers, Various Artists, 2001
no info Inducted into the Hall of Fame 2001, The Delmore Brothers, 2002
no info Jackson: Great Country Duo's, Various Artists, 2003
no info Fifty Miles to Travel, The Delmore Brothers, 2005
no info Blues Stay Away from Me 1931-1951, The Delmore Brothers, 2005
no info Classic Country Hits: Your Cheatin' Heart, Various Artists, 2005
no info Maverick Country: The Definitive Real Country Collection, Various Artists, 2005
no info Rock 'N' Roll Roots: The Country Influence, Various Artists, 2005
no info Roots of Rockabilly, Vol. 1: 1950, Various Artists, 2005
info Vol. 2: The Later Years 1933-1952, The Delmore Brothers, 2007
no info Bluegrass: The Essential Collection, Various Artists, 2007
no info Roots and Rumours: The Roots of Elvis, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2007
no info Blues Stay Away from Me, The Delmore Brothers, 2008
no info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke 1949, Various Artists, 2008
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Other recordings

no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Philosophy), Tennessee Ernie Ford w/ Merle Travis, Nov 1949
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Fairy Tales), Owen Bradley, Nov 1949
no info Bye Bye Blues, Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1952
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Pardon Me), Otis Williams & The Charms, 1956
no info Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, 1957
no info Sings Heart Songs, Ray Price, 1957
no info Margaret, Margaret Whiting, 1958
no info The Big Guitar, Owen Bradley, 1959
no info Sweet Sounds by the Browns, The Browns, 1959
no info This Is Otis Williams, Otis Williams and His Charms, 1959
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Funny What Love Can Do), Otis Williams & The Charms, 1959
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / All Night Long), Billy Vaughn, 1959
no info Rock and Roll Revue, Vol 2, Various Artists (Otis Williams & The Charms), 1959
info A Tribute To The Delmore Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, 1960
no info Hello Blues, Floyd Cramer, 1960
no info Got You on My Mind, Jean Shepard, 1961
info Tuff Sax, Ace Cannon, 1962
no info Just Plain Country, Kay Starr, 1962
no info Golden Blues Hits, Clyde McPhatter, 1962
no info Heart Songs And Love Songs, Slim Whitman, 1962
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / You Have My Heart), Slim Whitman, 1962
no info I Love You Truly, Pat and Shirley Boone, 1962
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Every Step Of The Way), Pat and Shirley Boone, 1962
no info Golden Blues Hits, Clyde McPhatter, 1962
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no info Rock Me Baby, B.B. King, 1964
no info Blues In My Heart, Wanda Jackson, 1965
no info Lonnie Johnson Sings 24 Twelve Bar Blues, Lonnie Johnson, 1966
no info STRINGIN' ALONG WITH THE BLUES, Roy Clark, 1966
no info Sings Country Songs, Jimmy Newman, 1966
no info Guitar Sounds of the South, Jack Eubanks, 1966
no info The Sweet Inspirations, The Sweet Inspirations, 1967
no info San Antonio Rose, Harry James & His Western Friends, 1967
no info Great Songs of the Delmore Brothers, Merle Travis, 1969
no info Golden Country Melodies, Tommy Hill & Nashville Cats, 1969
no info Under Your Spell Again, , Jean Shepard, 1969
no info Closing Time 'Til Dawn, Red Sovine, 1969
no info Single (Whiskey Flavored Kisses / Blues Stay Away From Me), Red Sovine, 1969
no info Bummin' Around, The Willis Brothers, 1969
no info Tomorrow Night, Lonnie Johnson, 1970
no info The Best of the Willis Brothers, The Willis Brothers, 1971
no info Caravan, Bluegrass 45, 1971
no info Workshop, NRBQ, 1973
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no info Good Rockin' Tonight, Charlie Feathers, 1974
no info Honky Tonk, Roy Clark, 1974
no info To My Wife With Love, Sonny James, 1974
no info Pickin' & Singin', Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, 1975
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no info Harpin' The Blues, Charlie McCoy, 1975
no info Single (Pots And Pans / Blues Stay Away From Me), Charlie McCoy, 1975
no info King James Version, Harry James and His Orchestra, 1976
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no info A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today, Merle Haggard, 1977
no info Single (Workin' Man Get Nowhere Today / Blues Stay Away From Me), Merle Haggard, 1977
no info The Complete Coral Rock 'N Roll Trio Recordings, Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio, 1978
no info Mr Cool, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, 1979
no info Still Harry After All These Years, Harry James, 1979
no info Downhome Rockabilly, Sleepy LaBeef, 1979
no info Blues Stay Away From Me, Frank Wakefield, 1980
no info Still Crazy, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, 1980
no info Golden Classics, Ace Cannon, 1980
no info Honky Tonkitis, Carl Butler, 1980
no info Single (Motel Song / Blues Stay Away From Me), Carl Butler, 1980
no info Mister Cool, Crazy Cavan 'N' The Rhythm Rockers, 1981
no info Blue Flame Stringband, Blue Flame Syncopators, 1982
no info Where The Dim Lights Are The Dimmest, Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, 1982
no info The Legendary Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio, 1984
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no info 10, Asleep at the Wheel, 1987
no info Capitol Years 1956-63, Gene Vincent, 1987
no info Heart of Country Music, Ray Price, 1988
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no info Shades of the Past, Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, 1989
no info The New Tradition Sings the Old Tradition, Various Artists (Chris Austin), 1989
no info Sheffield Sessions, Harry James, 1990
no info Best Of Country Blues, Merle Haggard, 1990
no info Missing...Presumed Having A Good Time, Notting Hillbillies, 1990
no info High Time, Mike Auldridge, 1990
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no info Good Rockin' Tonight/Live in Memphis, Tennessee, Charlie Feathers, 1992
no info Success Street, Roger Bellow, 1992
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no info Crazy Legs, Jeff Beck, 1993
no info Blues Stay Away From Me, John Dalafose and The Eunice Playboys, 1993
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no info The Three Bells, The Browns, 1993
no info Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio, 1993
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no info Masters of Modern Blues, J.B. Hutto, 1995
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