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San Francisco Bay Blues
Composer: Jesse Fuller

San Francisco Bay Blues was played by Old And In The Way, with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, sitting in on July 23, 1973.

Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann played San Francisco Bay Blues with Norton Buffalo, John Cipollina, Barry Melton and Peter Walsh at a Freedom Foundation benefit show in Corte Madera on December 21, 1982.

The song was written by Jesse Fuller and first recorded by him in El Cerrito, California in 1954. This recording was released on the Working On The Railroad LP in 1955.



Jesse Fuller recordings

no info Working On The Railroad, Jesse Fuller, 1955 (World Song)
no info Working on the Railroad, Jesse Fuller, 1959 (Topic)
info San Francisco Bay Blues, Jesse Fuller, 1963
no info Greatest Of The Negro Minstrels, Jesse Fuller, 1963
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Jesse's New Midnight Special), Jesse Fuller, 1965
info Move On Down The Line, Jesse Fuller, 1965
no info A Session With Jesse Fuller, 1966
no info Brother Lowdown, Jesse Fuller, 1972
info The Great Blues Men, Various Artists, 1972
no info America: Fantasy Blues Twofer Giants, Various Artists, 1972
no info Golden Hour Presents The Great Blues Men, Various Artists, 1976
no info San Francisco Blues Festival (video), Various Artists, 1983
no info Frisco Bound (CD), Jesse Fuller, 1991
info Blues At Newport (1959-64), Various Artists, 1991
info Railroad Worksongs, Jesse Fuller, 1992
no info Masters Of The Country Blues (video), Elizabeth Cotton / Jesse Fuller, 1992
no info The Prestige/Folklore Years, Volume Two: The New City Blues, Various Artists, 1994
no info Mean Old World: The Blues From 1940 To 1994, Various Artists, 1996
no info Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960-2000, Various Artists, 2000
info Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-68, Various Artists, 2001
info Vanguard: Roots of Folk, Various Artists, 2002
no info Vanguard: Roots of The Blues, Various Artists, 2002
no info In God's Country: Music That Inspired The Joshua Tree, Various Artists, 2003
info Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival, Various Artists, 2006
info Three Score and Ten: Topic Records: A Voice to the People, Various Artists, 2009
no info Now Hear This!: 15 Great Tunes Hand-Picked By The Word, Various Artists, 2009
info Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, Various Artists, 2012

Other recordings

no info EP (San Francisco Bay Blues/Evil Man Blues/Wanderin'/Frankie And Johnny), Noel Harrison, 1958
no info Jack Takes The Floor, Jack Elliott, 1958
no info At The Blue Angel, Noel Harrison, 1960
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Alberta, Let Your Hair Hang Low), Mike Settle, 1961
info Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1961
no info At The Unicorn, Tom Rush, 1962
no info Coast To Coast, Joe & Eddie, 1963
no info The First Twelve Sides, The Just IV, 1963
no info The New World Singers, The New World Singers, 1963
no info Pastures Of Plenty, Mike Settle, 1963
info Got A Mind To Ramble, Tom Rush, 1963
no info Reunion at Carnegie Hall, The Weavers, 1963
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Green Rocky Road), Paul Clayton, 1963
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / All The Good Times), The Halifax Three, 1963
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Billy Don't Play The Banjo Anymore), The Dalton Boys, 1963
no info The All Night Singers, The All Night Singers, 1964
no info Good Time!, The Rooftop Singers, 1964
no info Muleskinner, Jack Elliott, 1964
no info Time To Move On, Glen Yarborough, 1964
info More Big Folk Hits, The Brothers Four, 1964
no info Gather 'Round The Tarriers, 1964
no info More Pretty Girls Than One, Casey Anderson, 1964
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / More Pretty Girls Than One), Casey Anderson, 1964
no info Single (Seven Daffodils / San Francisco Bay Blues), The Brothers Four, 1964
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / SUSU (Instrumental Continental)), The Freewheelers, 1964
no info They Call Us Au Go-Go Singers, 1964
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Pink Polemoniums), Au Go-Go Singers, 1964
no info Blues Over Bodega, Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band, 1964
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / Guantanamera), The Tarriers, 1964
no info Single (The Honey Wind Blows / San Francisco Bay Blues), Glenn Yarborough, 1964
no info The New Stars In Action, Various Artists (Glenn Yarborough), 1964
no info The Folk Stringers, The Folk Stringers, 1965
no info New Sounds, The Travelers 3, 1965
no info Single (Deacon Johnson / San Francisco Bay Blues), The Travelers 3, 1965
no info Raggin' The Hits, Johnny Maddox, 1965
no info Sixteen Big Folk Hits, Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas, 1965
no info A Song Will Rise, Peter, Paul & Mary, 1965
no info Folk Singer!, Paul Clayton, 1965
info Hootenanny Special, Various Artists (Brothers Four), 1965
info When We're Together ... With The Folk Sound, Various Artists (Brothers Four), 1965
no info C'mon Aboard, Various Artists (We Three Trio), 1965
no info The Exciting New Sound For '65, Various Artists (The Travelers 3), 1965
no info Zip'A De Do Dah!, The Levee Four, 1966
no info Mixed Bag, Richie Havens, 1966
no info Singin' 'N' Sole-In', The Brotherhood, 1966
no info Jack Elliot, Jack Elliot, 1967
no info Single (San Francisco Bay Blues / You're In A Bad Way), Lou Gossett, 1968
no info Ragamuffin Child, Lindy Michaels, 1968
no info The Newcomers, The Newcomers, 1968
no info It's Me, Mum!, Wally Whyton, 1968
no info In Concert, Trinklied Singers, 1968
no info Crazy Words Crazy Tunes, The Saloonatics, 1969
no info Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1969
no info Songs And Stuff, Freddy Powers & The Powerhouse IV, 1969
no info Single (Codine / San Francisco Bay Blues), Tom Tyson And The Why Not Jug Band, 1970
no info Jubilee, Glenn Yarborough, 1970
no info Mungo Jerry, Mungo Jerry, 1970
no info Leave Them A Flower, Wally Whyton, 1971
no info This Is Alex Campbell, 1971
no info Everybody's Talkin', The Travellers Of Bermuda, 1971
no info Springfield Revival, Springfield Revival, 1973
no info Rush, Tom Rush, 1973
no info Phoebe Snow, Phoebe Snow, 1974
info Janis Soundtrack, Janis Joplin, 1975
no info Volume One, Natural Gas Dixieland Band, 1975
no info No Sweat, Armpit Jug Band, 1975
no info Come And Get It, Dave Peabody, 1976
no info The Essential, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1976
no info Greenfields & Other Gold, The Brothers Four, 1977
no info Hard Travelin', Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1977
info Bread & Roses Festival, Various Artists (Ramblin' Jack Elliott), 1979
no info Funshine, Chucklefoot, 1982
no info Through a Window, Patrick Sky, 1985
no info Everybody's Talkin', Judith Kay, 1987
no info Collection, Richie Havens, 1987
no info Broken Promises, South Frisco Jazz Band, 1987
no info With The Greatest Respect, Alex Campbell, 1987
info One for the Road, Side By Side, 198?
info Pair a Dice Found, Hot Tuna, 1990
info Blues, Songs and Ballads, Tom Rush, 1990
info Unplugged (The Official Bootleg), Paul McCartney, 1991
no info Unplugged, Eric Clapton, 1992
info Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Ramblin' Jack Elliott), 1992
info Live At Sweetwater 2, Hot Tuna, 1993
no info Wasn't That a Time!, The Weavers, 1993
no info Ain't Got Me No Home, Michael Roach, 1993
no info Wire Less, The Blues Band, 1995
no info Mungo Jerry / Electronically Tested, Mungo Jerry, 1995
no info Timeless, Dave Willetts, 1995
no info South Coast, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1995
no info The Tokyo Tapes, The Brothers Four, 1997
info Ultimate Collection, Janis Joplin, 1998
no info America, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Derroll Adams, 1997
no info Big Folk And Protest Songs Of The '60's, Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglas, 1997
no info Folk Classics: 36 All-Time Favorites, Various Artists (Ramblin' Jack Elliott), 1997
no info In The Summertime: Original Greatest Hits, Mungo Jerry, 1998
info Live In Japan, Hot Tuna, 1998
no info No Regrets: The Very Best Of Tom Rush, 1999
no info Early Sessions, Ramblin' Jack Elliott with Derroll Adams, 1999
no info Chas McDevitt And Friends, Chas McDevitt And Friends, 1999
no info Baby Jump: The Dawn Anthology, Mungo Jerry, 1999
no info Shady Little Baby: Vol 3: Unreleased & Rare Recordings 1965-1974, Duster Bennett, 2000
info Acoustic Blues Live At Sweetwater (DVD), Hot Tuna, 2000
info The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 2000
no info Hullabaloo: A 1960s Music Flashback, Various Artists (Travellers 3), 2000
no info The Very Best Of Phoebe Snow, 2001
info Live, Jorma Kaukonen Trio, 2001
info Greatest Hits, The Brothers Four, 2001
info The San Francisco Tapes: Second Set, Glenn Yarbrough, 2001
info Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970, Various Artists (Ramblin' Jack Elliott), 2001
no info The Very Best Of, Mungo Jerry, 2002
no info A Touch Of Class, Magna Carta, 2002
no info Bright Lights Big City, Duster Bennett, 2002
no info The Complete Halifax Three, 2003
no info Changing Times, Marco Joachim, 2003
no info In Concert, Sammy Walker, 2003
no info Best Of The Vanguard Years, The Rooftop Singers, 2004
no info Wheels Of Fortune, The Flatlanders, 2004
no info Live At The One Knite: June 8th 1972, The Flatlanders, 2004
no info Carry It On, Peter, Paul and Mary, 2004
no info High Flyin' Bird: The Verve Forecast Years, Richie Havens, 2004
no info Fresh Faces At Merle Fest 2004, Various Artists (Acoustic Hot Tuna), 2004
no info San Francisco: Music Celebrating The Flavors Of The World, Various Artists (Richie Havens), 2004
no info San Francisco Bay Blues, Yerba Buena Stompers, 2005
no info Dressed For Excess, The Salt Miners, 2005
no info At Merlefest Wilksboro, North Carolina, Hot Tuna, 2006
no info Vanguard Visionaries, The Rooftop Singers, 2007
no info Eight Frames a Second (CD bonus track), Ralph McTell, 2007
no info Simply Folk, Various Artists (Jack Elliott), 2007
no info Somehow, Someway / Jubilee, Glenn Yarborough, 2008
info Jug Band Extravaganza, Jug Band Extravaganza, 2010
info 2003-08-08 The Bottom Line, New York City, NY, Jorma Kaukonen, 2010
no info Simply Eva, Eva Cassidy, 2011
no info Huldenberg Blues, Wizz Jones, 2011
no info Hills To Hollers: Live!, Laurie Lewis / Linda Tillery / Barbara Higbie, 2012
no info West of Malibu, Jonathan "Mako" Sharkey, 2016
no info You Are My Sunshine, The Houghton Weavers, 2017
no info The Washboard Resonators, The Washboard Resonators, 2018
no info Gold, Ralph McTell, 2021

 
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