Cotton-Eyed Joe

Composer: Traditional


The following list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single, Curly Parker and the Garvin Brothers, 1950
no info Single, Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups, 1957
no info Songs of the Golden West, Various Artists (Red River Dave and His Texas Tophands), 1957
info Old Timey Songs for Children, New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
no info Mountain Music of Kentucky, Various Artists (Granville Bowlin), 1960
info Blue Ridge Mountain Music, Various Artists (The Mountain Ramblers), 1960
no info New Folk Sound of Terry Callier, Terry Callier, 1964
no info Old Time Fiddling at Union Grove. The 38th Annual Old-Time Fiddle Contest, Various Artists (Esker Hutchins), 1964
info Jesse Colin Young & The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young, 1965
American Banjo, Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs), 1966
no info Single, Billy Baker, 1966
no info Camp Creek Boys, Camp Creek Boys, 1967
info Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge: Country Band Music of Virginia, Various Artists (Spud Gravely and Glen Smith), 1967
no info Jesse Colin Young and the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young, 1967
info Goin' Down The Country, Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers, 1968
no info Music for All Occasions, Various Artists (Queen Ida), 1969
no info Songs from the Heart of the Country, Various Artists (Red Rector and Fred Smith), 1969
no info Blue Dog Cellar Project No. 1: Hos Hoswell, 196?
no info Wayfaring Stranger, Burl Ives, 196?
no info Folk Songs from the Ozarks, Various Artists (Carlos Shannon), 196?
no info Josh White Stories, Vol. 1, Josh White, 196?
no info Square Dance Fiddlin', Various Artists (Lonnie Robertson and the Caney Mountain Boys), 196?
no info Country Express, Tommy Jackson, 196?
no info Skillet Lickers, Vol. 1, Skillet Lickers, 196?
no info Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Carter Brothers and Son), 1970
no info Sue and Sunny, Sue and Sunny, 1970
no info Rackensack. Volume 2, Various Artists (Elliot Hancock), 1972
no info Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band, Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band, 1973
info The Bluegrass Touch, Earl Taylor & the Stoney Mountain Boys, 1973
no info Black Mountain Blues, Leslie Keith, 1974
no info That's Earl, Earl Collins, 1975
no info Live! At McClure, Virginia, Ralph Stanley, 1975
no info Right Hand Fork of Rush Creek, Wilson Douglas, 1975
info On The Great Divide, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1975
no info Traditional Fiddle Music of Mississippi, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Carter Brothers and Son), 1975
no info Plank Road String Band, Plank Road String Band, 1976
no info Fiddle Collection, Benny Martin, 1976
no info Country Music, South and West, Various Artists (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys), 1977
info Goin' Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Music From the South, Various Artists (Carter Brothers and Son), 1977
no info Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers), 1977
no info First of Autumn, Malcolm Dalglish and Grey Larsen, no info 1978
no info 30 Fiddlers Greatest Hits, Tommy Jackson, 1978
no info No. 3 Special, Highwoods String Band, 1978
no info From Earth to Heaven, Wry Straw, 1978
info Dancing Bow and Singing Strings, Tracy Schwarz, 1979
no info Kentucky Colonels 1966, Kentucky Colonels, 1979
no info All About Fiddling, Various Artists (Ernie Hunter), 197?
no info Georgia Fiddle Bands, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Fiddlin' John Carson), 197?
no info Sail Away Ladies, Tommy Jarrell, 197?
no info South Texas Swing, Adolph Hofner, 1980
no info It Just Suits Me, David Holt, 1981
no info Cotton Eyed Joe, Texas Dance Hall Band, 1981
no info Single, Big Timber Band, 1981
no info Visits, Zenith String Band, 1981
no info Chieftains 10 - Cotton-Eyed Joe, Chieftains, 1981
no info Historic Edition, Bob Wills, 1982
no info Columbia Historic Edition, Bob Wills, 1982
no info Appalachia, The Old Traditions, Vol. 2, Various Artists, Benton Flippen), 1982
no info That's The Ticket, Art Thieme, 1983
no info Down South, Doc and Merle Watson, 1984
no info Poor Man's Dream, Pete Sutherland, 1984
info Down South, Doc Watson, 1984
no info Asleep at the Wheel, Asleep at the Wheel, 1985
no info Caught in the Act, Queen Ida, 1985
no info Airplane, Rodney Miller, 1985
no info Forked Deer, Dan Gellert and Shoofly, 1986
no info Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been, Spider John Koerner, 1986
no info Ralph Stanley Sings Sixteen Years, Ralph Stanley, 1986
no info The Deputy, Curly Ray Cline, 1986
no info Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 2, Bob Wills, 1986
no info 30 Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1986
no info 30 Fiddler's Greatest Hits, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1987
no info 16 Fiddlers' Greatest Hits, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1987
no info Old Time Friends, Ray Alden, 1987
no info At Home, His Last Recordings, 1950, Uncle Dave Macon, 1987
no info Step Stone, Walt Michael and Company, 1988
no info On WCYB Farm and Fun Time, Stanley Brothers, 1988
info Fresh Oldtime String Band, Fresh Oldtime String Band, 1988
no info Old Cap'n Rabbit, Ernest Rutherford and the Gold Hill Band, 1989
no info Forever Fiddlin', Tommy Williams, 198?
info American Banjo: Three Finger and Scruggs Style, Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs), 1990
no info American Original, Chubby Wise, 1991
no info Cowboy Christmas, Michael Martin Murphey, 1991
no info 20 Bluegrass Originals, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1991
info Another Country, The Chieftains, 1992
no info Place of My Own, Raymond W. McLain, 1992
no info Rambler, Red Clay Ramblers, 1992
no info Retrospective, Various Artists (Adolf Hofnerf and His San Antonians), 1992
no info Roots 'N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1990, Various Artists (Adolf Hofner and His San Antonians), 1992
info Sounds of the South, Various Artists (Mountain Ramblers), 1993
no info Spinning World, Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet, 1993
no info Warring Cats, Bruce Molsky, 1993
no info Tribute to Fred Cockerham, Greg Hooven, 1993
no info Health and Happiness Shows, Hank Williams, 1993
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
no info African-American Folk Rhythms, Ella Jenkins and The Goodwill Spiritual Choir, 1993
no info Tomato Collection, Nina Simone, 1994
no info At KWKH, Johnnie and Jack, 1994
no info Banjonique, Walt Koken, 1994
no info Back Porch Symphony, Wilson Douglas, 1995
no info Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers), 1995
no info Louisiana Man, Bayou Pickers, 1995
no info Carolina Fiddlers - Country Fiddles, Various Artists (Dwight Moody), 1995
no info Stones River Ranch Boys, Stones River Ranch Boys, 1995
no info Polka's Greatest Hits, Emeralds, 1995
no info Truckers Jukebox #3, Various Artists (Asleep At The Wheel), 1995
no info Sex and Violins, Rednex, 1995
no info Dance Country, Various Artists (Joe Carr And The Texas Lone Star Band), 1995
no info Fiddle Tunes, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1995
no info Let's Go Dancing Down In Texas, Joe Carr, 1995
info Bluegrass Masters, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 1996
no info Texas Bluegrass - Cotton Eyed Joe and Others, Various Artists (Tommy Jackson), 1996
no info Rollin' on Down the Road, Various Artists (Stones River Ranch Boys), 1996
no info Anthology - The Colpix Years, Nina Simone, 1996
info Mountain Music of Kentucky (CD), Various Artists (Granville Bowlin), 1996
info Where'd You Come From Where'd You Go?, The Freight Hoppers, 1996
no info Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Favorites, Various Artists (Charlie McCoy And His Harmonica), 1996
no info Southern Journey. Vol. 7 - Ozark Frontier, Various Artists (Bookmiller Shannon), 1997
no info Smoky Mountain - Vol. 1-All-Time Greatest Hits, Various Artists, ), 1997
no info Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1, 1928-1935, Various Artists (Carter Brothers and Son), 1997
no info Blue Ridge Mountain Fiddle, Various Artists (Chubby Wise), 1997
no info Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 6, 1944-1945, Josh White, 1998
no info Pasture Prime, Asleep At The Wheel, 1998
no info Fiddlin' John Carson - Vol. 4: 1926-27, Fiddlin' John Carson, 1998
info North Carolina Banjo Collection, Various Artists (Stella Kimble), 1998
no info Virginia Traditions - Non-Blues Secular, Various Artists (Lewis Hairston), 19??
no info Cotton Eyed Joe, Isaac Payton Sweat, 19??
no info 20 Bluegrass Instrumentals, Various Artists (Duncan/Wills), 19??
no info Al Dean and the All Stars, Al Dean, 19??
no info Mama Was Right, The Deighton Family, 19??
info 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals, Clarence White, 2000
info Bluegrass Bonanza, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 2001
info Newport Folk Festival: Best of Bluegrass 1959-1966, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 2001
info My Mother's Voice, Kathy Kallick, 2002
info DocFest: A Tribute to Doc Watson and His Musical Partners Merle Watson and Jack Lawrence, Various Artists, 2003
info Smokey Mountain Pickin': 24 Great Bluegrass Instrumentals, Various Artists (Mac Martin), 2003
info Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy, Uncle Dave Macon, 2004
info The Essential Guide To Bluegrass, Various Artists (Fiddlin' John Carson), 2007
info Bluegrass: An American Tradition, Various Artists (Chubby Wise), 2007
info Another Town, 4 Wheel Drive, 2008
info Sat 730, Deadwood Revival, 2009
info Beginner's Guide To Hoedown, Various Artists (Rayna Gellert), 2011


A "Dance" arrangement of the song performed by Rednex was an international hit in the mid-90s. This version was included on numerous Mega-Hit, Dance Party type compilations. These are not included in the list above.