"In the Jailhouse Now" is a novelty blues song originally found in Vaudeville performances from the early twentieth century, usually credited to Jimmie Rodgers. The song’s three verses trace the exploits of Ramblin’ Bob, who cheats at cards and gets caught, while the final verse tells about taking a girl named Susie out on the town and winding up in jail together.
Rodgers’s “In the Jailhouse Now” was recorded February 15, 1928, in Camden, New Jersey, and features… read more
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