Ol' Slewfoot

Composer: Traditional

New Riders of the Purple Sage

info Dawn of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2020


info Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass, Rose Maddox, 1962
no info Single (Ole Slew Foot / Let Me In), Porter Wagoner, 1966
info Old Timey Concert, Doc Watson, Clint Howard and Fred Price, 1967
no info 23 Bluegrass Favorites, Raymond Fairchild and The Frosty Mountain Boys, 1967
no info Spence Kids, 1970
info Ruby, Buck Owens, 1971
info Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe, 1973
no info Best of Porter Wagoner, 1974
no info From The Heart Of West Virginia, Charles Maxson and Karen Skidmore, 1975
no info Rockin' Rollin' Johnny Horton, Johnny Horton, 1981
info The One Rose: The Capitol Years, Rose Maddox, 1993
info Bluegrass And More, Jim & Jesse, 1994
info Bluegrass 1970-1979, Bill Monroe, 1995
no info Live At Robert's, BR5-49, 1996
info The Old Dominion Masters, Jim & Jesse, 1999
no info Single, Shiloh Bluegrass Boys, 19??
no info Cager Farler and the Southern Mountain Boys, 19??
info 24 Bluegrass Favorites: Vintage 60's, Various Artists (Frosty Mountain Boys), 2000
info Soiled Souls, Slow Children Playing, 2004
info Bluegrass Heritage, Vol. 2: Roots and Branches: 25 More Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists (Frosty Mountain Boys), 2005
no info Yarn Sessions, Tobasco Donkeys, 2008
info Beginner's Guide To Hoedown, Various Artists (Johnny Horton), 2011
info The Yarn Sessions, The Tobasco Donkeys, 2021


Nearly every occurrence has a title variation so actual tile is uncertain. Lots of minor title variations such as Ole Slew Foot, Ole Slewfoot, Old Slew-Foot and so on. Some larger variations including Slewfoot The Bear, Sluefoot and just plain Slewfoot. Sometimes credited to Howard Hausey and James Webb or to Howard Hausey and Eddie Manney.