Death Letter Blues

Composer: Traditional

Grateful Dead

No Grateful Dead recordings.


no info Wild Women Don't Have The Blues, Ida Cox, 1961
no info Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter's Best), Leadbelly, 1962
info Festival: Newport Folk Festival 1965, Various Artists (Son House), 1967
no info Crosscurrents, Danny Kalb and Stefan Grossman, 1969
info Great Bluesmen: Newport, Various Artists (Son House), 1976
no info Pottery Pie, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, 1987
info Hesitation Blues, Dave Van Ronk, 1988
no info Piano Blues Of Jimmy Yancey 1939-1940, 198?
no info King of the 12 String Guitar, Leadbelly, 1991
no info Lead Belly's Last Sessions, Leadbelly, 1994
info Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-68, Various Artists (Son House), 2001
info American Roots Music, Various Artists (Son House), 2001
info Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk, Dave Van Ronk, 2002
info Pure... Blues, Various Artists (Son House), 2011


Often credited to Leadbelly but it's thought that his version is based on a traditional song.