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Thread #50343   Message #3704589
Posted By: GUEST,#
27-Apr-15 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Jesus on the Main Line / ...Mainline
Subject: RE: Origins: Jesus on the Mainline
Jim, the following link states that the first recording was by Mississippi Fred McDowellas recorded by Lomax in the early 1950s.

http://zeegrooves.blogspot.ca/2010/02/ry-cooder-jesus-on-mainline.html