Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)
Composer: Jimmie Rodgers

Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) was performed by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. The song was played by the Good Old Boys, with Jerry Garcia sitting in, in 1975. It was also performed by a group that included Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Leon Russell, Mary Egan and Doug Sahm on November 23, 1972 at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX.

The song was originally recorded by Jimmie Rodgers on November 30, 1927 at Camden, New Jersey. This version was released, with the title Blue Yodel, in February 1928.

The majority of subsequent recordings use the titles Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) or T For Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1) or just T For Texas.

Jimmie Rodgers

no info Single (Blue Yodel / Away Out On The Mountain), 1928
no info My Rough And Rowdy Ways: The Legendary, 1960
no info The Best Of The Legendary, 1965
no info This Is Jimmie Rodgers, 1972
no info My Old Pal, 1989
no info First Sessions, 1991
info The Singing Brakeman (Box set), 1992
no info Legendary Songs Of The Old West, Various Artists, 1992
no info Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats, Various Artists, 1995
no info Those Wonderful Years, Vol. 18: Back in the Saddle Again, Various Artists, 1996
no info The Very Best Of, 1997
no info The Essential, 1997
no info Memorial Album, 1997
no info Ultimate Collection, 1999
no info The Singing Brakeman, 2000
no info Inducted Into The Country Music Hall of Fame: 1961, 2000
no info American Roots: A History of American Folk Music, Various Artists, 2000
no info As Good as It Gets: Hillbilly, Various Artists, 2000
no info Brakeman's Blues, 2001
no info Blue Yodel: The Recorded Legacy, 2001
info Hillbilly Blues: 1928-1946, Various Artists, 2001
no info Country Roots, Various Artists, 2001
info RCA Country Legends, 2002
info Recordings 1927-1933, 2002
no info Standing on the Corner, 2002
no info Blue Yodels, 2003
no info The Ultimate Yodelling Collection, Various Artists, 2003
no info Maverick Country: The Definitive Real Country Collection, Various Artists, 2005
info The Singing Brakeman, 2006
no info Country Music Legends, 2006
no info Famous Country Music Makers, 2007
no info The Essential Guide to Country, Various Artists, 2007
no info Yodeling Memories, Various Artists, 2008

Jerry Garcia

info Good Old Boys Live: Drink Up And Go Home, Good Old Boys, 2018

New Riders of the Purple Sage

info 12/31/77 Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 2009

Other recordings

no info Single (T For Texas / Yodelling Them Blues Away), Cliff Carlisle, 1930
no info Single (T For Texas / Leave My Honey Bee Alone), Merle Travis, 1948
no info Single (Skillet Good and Greasy / T for Texas), Pete Seeger, 1948
info Songs Of Texas, The Tex-i-an Boys, 1961
info Sings Jimmie Rodgers Favorites, Obray Ramsey, 1961
info Sings Woody Guthrie & Jimmie Rodgers, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1962
no info Pete! Folk Songs and Ballads, Pete Seeger, 1963
no info Single (T For Texas / Tritzem Yodel), Grandpa Jones, 1963
no info Grandpa Jones Sings Yodeling Hits, Grandpa Jones, 1963
info Hylo Brown Meets The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, 1963
no info Old Reliable String Band, Old Reliable String Band, 1963
no info Hits from the Country Hall of Fame, Floyd Cramer, 1965
no info 31st Annual Old Fiddlers Convention, Various Artists (Wandering Valley Boys), 1966
info Roots, The Everly Brothers, 1968
no info Country Hall of Fame, Hank Locklin, 1968
no info Salutes The Country Music Hall of Fame, Billy Walker, 1968
no info The Everly Family Show: 1952, Everly Brothers & Their Parents, 1968
info The 1969 Warner/Reprise Songbook, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 1969
no info From Lake Mary, Scott Dunbar, 1970
no info Single (Country Comfort / T For Texas), Earl Scruggs, 1971
info Live at Kansas State, Earl Scruggs, 1972
no info The Story, The Everly Brothers, 1973
no info Harpin' The Blues, Charlie McCoy, 1975
no info Good Time Girl, Katie Laur Band, 1975
no info Single (Good Time Girl / T For Texas), Katie Laur Band, 1975
no info Waylon Live, Waylon Jennings, 1976
no info One More from the Road, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976
no info Wanted! The Outlaws, Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Jessi Coulter/Tompall Glaser, 1976
no info Single (T For Texas / Broken Down Mama), Tompall Glaser, 1976
no info It's Bluegrass Time Again, Hubert Davis & the Season Travelers, 1976
info Banjoman Soundtrack, Various Artists (Earl Scruggs Revue), 1977
info Bluegrass, Frank Wakefield and the Good Ol' Boys, 1978
no info Early Days Of Bluegrass. Vol. 4, Jim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys, 1978
info Everhart, Bob Everhart, 1978
no info Single (T For Texas / Pick Me Up For Your Way Down), Charlie Walker, 1978
no info Sings Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, Boxcar Willie, 1979
no info T For Texas, Various Artists (Charlie Walker), 1979
no info Sparkling Brown Eyes, Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys, 1982
no info Living Country Blues USA: Original Field Recordings, Vol. 6, Archie Edwards, 1982
no info The Best of the Rest, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1982
no info The Best, Boxcar Willie, 1982
no info Plays Requests, Raymond Fairchild, 1985
info T For Texas, Peter Rowan, 1985
info Alive At Avoca, Bob Everhart with Bluegrass Playground, 1985
no info Requests, The Johnson Mountain Boys, 1988
no info Live At Wembley, Boxcar Willie, 1988
no info Blues 'n Bones, Archie Edwards, 1989
no info Snakes Alive!, The Dreadful Snakes, 1990
no info Single (T For Texas/Go Go Go Go), Half Japanese, 1990
info Take You To The Sky, Northern Lights, 1990
no info Lynyrd Skynyrd Box Set, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1991
no info Unreleased Radio Transcriptions 1944-1949, Merle Travis, 1992
no info 'Til the Cows Come Home/Cowboy Rhythm, Randy Erwin, 1992
info Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers On Warner Bros., Everly Brothers, 1993
no info Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years, Waylon Jennings, 1993
no info Heartaches & Harmonies, The Everly Brothers, 1994
info Guitar Rags & A Too Fast Past, Merle Travis, 1994
no info King of the Hobos, Boxcar Willie, 1994
info Sings Woody Guthrie And Jimmie Rodgers And Cowboy Songs, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1994
no info Monument Story, Various Artists (Grandpa Jones), 1994
info Diamond Joe, Joe Val, 1995
no info Greatest Hits, Half Japanese, 1995
no info Pete Seeger Concert/Pete! Folk Songs and Ballads, Pete Seeger, 1995
no info The Bob Wills Anthology, Bob Wills, 1995
no info Boogie Boy! The Texas Guitar Tornado Returns!, U.P. Wilson, 1995
no info Best of Boxcar Willie, Boxcar Willie, 1995
no info Pickin' and a Grinnin', Grandpa Jones, 1995
no info Good Ole Mountain Dew, Grandpa Jones, 1995
no info Everybody's Grandpa, Grandpa Jones, 1996
no info Freebird: The Movie Soundtrack, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1996
no info Southern Knights, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1996
no info Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1996
no info Rockabilly Music, Jackie Lee Cochran, 1997
no info Under The Covers, Dwight Yoakam, 1997
no info Home Cookin', Home Cookin', 1997
info The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute, Various Artists (Dwight Yoakam), 1997
info Artist's Choice: The Best Tracks (1970-1980), Earl Scruggs Revue, 1998
no info Total Yodel!, Wylie & the Wild West Show, 1998
no info They Came from the South, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, 1998?
no info River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi, Various Artists (Sonny Burgess), 1998
no info American Yodeling, 1911-1946, Various Artists (Bob Wills), 1998
no info Cat Music, Various Artists (Jackie Lee Cochran), 1998
no info Masters of Rock, Various Artists (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1998
no info Pioneer of Folk, Pete Seeger, 1999
no info Big Requests, Jim Sundquest & His Fendermen 2000, 1999
no info Invasion of the Rock Zombies, Various Artists (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 1999
info Living Country Blues: An Anthology, Various Artists (Archie Edwards), 1999
info Dueling Banjos / Live at Kansas State, Earl Scruggs, 2000
info Three August Nights Live, Northern Lights & Vassar Clements, 2000
no info The Best of Merle Travis: Sweet Temptation 1946-1953, Merle Travis, 2000
no info San Antonio Rose, Bob Wills, 2000
no info Skynyrd Collectybles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2000
no info Vintage Country and Western: A Nostalgic Collection, Various Artists (Bob Wills), 2000
no info The Best of Tompall Glaser & the Glaser Brothers, 2001
no info In Prague 1964, Pete Seeger, 2001
no info Take Me Back to Tulsa: The Original Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 2001
no info Famous Country Music Makers, Boxcar Willie, 2001
no info Memories of the Range, The Sons of the Pioneers, 2001
no info The Real Bluegrass Collection, Harold Lamb & the Dixie River Band, 2001
no info The History of Rock, Various Artists (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 2001
no info Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 1932 to 1947, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 2002
no info Songs from Home, Doc Watson, 2002
no info Plays the Classics, Raymond Fairchild, 2002
no info The Steel Guitar Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Various Artists, 2002
info In Others' Words, Dwight Yoakam, 2003
no info Hot Pickin', Merle Travis, 2003
info Unearthed, Johnny Cash, 2003
no info Live: Made in Germany, Bluebyrds, 2003
no info Who's Your Daddies, Chrome Daddies, 2003
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no info Swingbillies: Hillbilly and Western Swing, Various Artists (Jimmy Dolan), 2003
no info The Lost Topic Tapes: Isle of Wight 1957, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 2004
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no info Greetings from Texas, Various Artists (Grandpa Jones), 2004
no info Under Western Skies, The Sons of the Pioneers, 2005
no info Country Hit Parade, Merle Travis, 2005
no info A Country Music Tribute to Waylon Jennings, Various Artists, 2005
info Chained to a Memory 1966-1972, The Everly Brothers, 2006
no info Cliff Carlisle, Vol. 2: When I Feel Froggie I'm Gonna Hop 1930-1931, Cliff Carlisle, 2006
no info Nashville Rebel, Waylon Jennings, 2006
no info Another Log on the Fire: Hillbilly Central #2, Tompall Glaser, 2006
no info Live from Austin, TX, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2006
no info Live at the Agora Ballroom Atlanta, Georgia April 20, 1979, Molly Hatchet, 2006
no info Legends of Country Music, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 2006
no info The King of Western Swing, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 2006
no info Tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Billy Walker, 2006
no info A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, Big Bull Band, 2006
no info 24 Country Yodeling Classics, Various Artists (Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys), 2006
no info A Prairie Home Companion Duets, Various Artists (Everly Brothers), 2006
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no info Rock and Roll Covers: Hot Steamy Lovers, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Bill Lanham), 2007
info Definitive Collection, Merle Travis, 2008
no info The Essential Waylon Jennings (Limited Edition), Waylon Jennings, 2008
no info Playlist Plus, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2008
no info Favorites, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2008
no info The Complete Collection, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2008
no info San Antonio Rose, Bob Wills, 2008
info Let Me Be Your Side Track: The Influence of Jimmy Rogers, Various Artists (5 versions), 2008
no info Essential Bluegrass Anthology, Various Artists (Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys), 2008 info Biking With Beverly, Blacktop Blend, 2011
no info Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972, Townes Van Zandt, 2013
info Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, Robert Earl Keen, 2015

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