imagesIn its relentless search for a scoop, the Bumbastories investigative team has unearthed a rare 78 rpm recording of the House of the Rising Sun performed by Wild Willie, a piano player from Wisconsin. Experts believe the recording was made “sometime in the 20th century”. Interestingly, Willie plays House of the Rising Sun in major key – as does the great Doc Watson. The song is most often heard in minor key. The Bumbastories staff believes it’s a beautiful song either way

Note: for additional information on The House of the Rising Sun song, please see the House of the Rising Sun Compendium that’s located in the Original Music and Songs Category on your left if you’re in the northern hemisphere.