See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is a blues song recorded by Blind Lemon Jefferson in two slightly differing versions in October 1927 and February 1928 that became one of his most famous compositions.
Bob Dylan recorded the song for his 1962 debut album Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan does a great interpretation of the song. It is the last song on the album, and what a send-off. It is stunning, great guitar playing, fantastic singing, understated and insistent at the same time. Dylan’s voice is remarkable Continue reading The Songs he didn’t write: Bob Dylan See that my grave is kept clean
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” is a blues song recorded by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 that became “one of his most famous compositions”. Son House used the melody on his 1930 recording of “Mississippi County Farm Blues”.
Bob Dylan recorded the song for his 1962 debut album Bob Dylan. He recorded it again with the Band, which is included on The Basement Tapes (complete) as One Kind Favor.
It is also available on the “semi official” releases:
“Minnesota Hotel Tape,” Dec 22, 1961,
Second Gaslight Tape, late 1962
and Second McKenzies’ Tape, Apr 1963 Continue reading The songs he didn’t write: Bob Dylan See that my grave is kept clean (Blind Lemmon Jefferson)
the only known picture of BLJ, and it is heavily retouched, with a fake tie painted in by hand
Country blues guitarist and vocalist Blind Lemon Jefferson is indisputably one of the main figures in country blues. He was of the highest in many regards, being one of the founders of Texas blues (along with Texas Alexander), one of the most influential country bluesmen of all time, one of the most popular bluesmen of the 1920s, and the first truly commercially successful male blues performer.
~Joslyn Layne (allmusic.com)
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean:
Continue reading Dec 19: Blind Lemon Jefferson died in 1929
Along with “Matchbox”, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” is Blind Lemon Jefferson’s best known song. This is a day to remember & listen to BLJ, but also to his songs interpreted by others.
|“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
|Single by Blind Lemon Jefferson
||“Where Shall I Be”
||10″ 78 rpm record
||Paramount (Cat. no. 12585)
||Blind Lemon Jefferson
Here are BLJ & some fine versions of by other artists.
Blind Lemon Jefferson:
Bob Dylan – from his debut album:
Continue reading Great versions of “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” (videos)