Greenback Dollar

Composer: Hoyt Axton / Ken Ramsey


info Roamin' the Blue Ridge with Jeanie West, Harry & Jeanie West, 1960?
info Obray Ramsey Sings Folk Songs From The Three Laurels, Obray Ramsey, 1961?
info Balladeer, Hoyt Axton, 1962
info Greenback Dollar, Hoyt Axton, 1963
no info Heat Wave, Jazz Crusaders, 1963
no info King Of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale, 1963
no info The Campus Singers at the Fickle Pickle, Campus Singers, 1963
no info The Barry McGuire Album, Barry McGuire with the Horizon Singers, 1963
no info Folk Songs From The Hills, The Springfields, 1963
no info The Best of Hoyt Axton, Hoyt Axton, 1964
no info Astronauts Orbit Kampus, The Astronauts, 1964
info String Band Instrumentals, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1964
info 5-String Banjo Greats, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 1964
no info Mr. Greenback Dollar Man, Hoyt Axton, 1965
no info Country Shindig, Glen Campbell, 1965
info Meanwhile Back At The Whisky Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1965
no info Presenting The Blue Sky Boys, The Blue Sky Boys, 1965
no info Folk '66, Various Artists (Barry McGuire and the New Christy Minstrels), 1966
no info Old Time Country Music, Wilma Lee Cooper, 1969
info Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp, Kilby Snow, 1969
no info Roamin' The Blue Ridge, Jeannie West, 196?
no info 5-String Banjo Greats, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 196?
no info Echoes Of The Ozarks, Vol. 3, Weems String Band, 1970
info West Virginia Coal Miner Blues, Don Stover & the White Oak Mountain Boys, 1973
no info Wiley, Zeke and Homer, Morris Brothers and Homer Sherrill, 1973
no info Hoyt Axton Gold, Hoyt Axton, 1974
info Feuding Banjos, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 1973
info The Very Best of Country Banjo, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 1975
no info The Faces I've Been, Jim Croce, 1977
no info West Virginia Coal Miner Blues, Don Stiver and The White Oak Mountain Boys, 197?
info The Banjo: A Collector's Treasury, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 197?
no info Just Country Boys, Armstrong Twins, 1981
no info Yakety Sax, Boots Randolph, 1989
info Capitol Collectors Series, The Kingston Trio, 1990
no info Freight Train, Chas McDevitt, 1993
no info The Greatest Stars of Folk Music, Various Artists (Hoyt Axton), 1994
info The Capitol Years, The Kingston Trio, 1995
info Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk/Meanwhile Back at the Whisky A-Go-Go, Johnny Rivers, 1996
info Over the Hills and Far Away, The Springfields, 1997
info Run Mountain, J. E. Mainer & His Mountaineers, 1997
info Banjo Festival, Various Artists (Dick Rosmini and Jim Helms), 1997
no info Gene Sings Vincent, Gene Vincent, 19??
info Country Bluegrass, Harry & Jeanie West, 2000
info Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970, Various Artists (Hoyt Axton), 2001
info Greenback Dollar: 1929-1933, Clarence Ashley, 2001
no info Gold, Hoyt Axton, 2001
info The Folk Years: Simple Songs Of Freedom, Various Artists (Kingston Trio), 2002
info The Folk Years, Various Artists (Kingston Trio), 2003
no info Flashes of Fire, Hoyt Axton, 2004
info The Road Is Rocky: Complete Studio Masters 1956-1971, Gene Vincent, 2005
info Reno & Smiley: 1959-1963, Reno & Smiley, 2007
info If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi, Various Artists (Kilby Snow), 2007
info Nick, Bob & John: The Final Concert, The Kingston Trio, 2007
info Twice Upon a Time, The Kingston Trio, 2008


Possibly played by Garcia at the Chateau in Menlo Park on November 18th 1961, though no tape circulates.

Greenback Dollar is usually on tape lists for the show played by an unnamed bluegrass band with Garcia on banjo at an unknown venue in Burlingame in January 1962 - but the song performed on that tape is East Virginia Blues.

Greenback Dollar derived from the East Virginia Blues/Dark Holler family of songs. See entry on East Virginia Blues for more information.