Baby, All Night Long

DESCRIPTION: Floating blues verses; "I'm going to the depot/Look up on the board"; "If I had listened/To what mama said," etc. Chorus is "All night long/Baby, all night long/Got the Richmond blues/Baby, all night long."
AUTHOR: unknown (credited to Ada Jones & Shelton Brooks on the Stanleys' recording)
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (recording, Roba & Bob Stanley)
KEYWORDS: loneliness rambling railroading lyric nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 172-173, "Baby, All Night Long" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 74, "All Night Long" (1 text)

RECORDINGS:
Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers [Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster], "Baby, All Night Long" (Vocalion 02780, 1934; rec. 1931; on GoodForWhatAilsYou)
[Richard] Burnett & [Leonard] Rutherford (Columbia 15314-D, 1928; rec. 1927; on BurnRuth01, KMM)
Clint Howard & Fred Price, "The Richmond Blues" (on Ashley02, WatsonAshley01)
Frank Hutchison, "All Night Long" (OKeh 45144, 1927)
Earl Johnson & his Dixie Entertainers, "All Night Long" (OKeh 45383, 1929; rec. 1927)
Miles & Bob Pratcher, "If It's All Night Long" (on LomaxCD1703)
[Leonard] Rutherford & [John] Foster, "Richmond Blues" (on KMM)
Roba & Bob Stanley, "All Night Long" (OKeh 40295, 1925; rec. 1924)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "All Night Long" (words)
cf. "Railroad Blues (I)" (words)
SAME TUNE:
Byrd Moore, "All Night Long" (Gennett 6686, 1928/Conqueror 7259 [as by Oscar Craver], 1929)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Richmond Blues
NOTES: The Oscar Craver recording uses the same tune and structure, but most of the lyrics are variants on "Mary Had a Little Lamb" verses. - PJS
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File: CSW172

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