My earliest recollection of a song about John Henry and his hammer involved Harry Belafonte and Carnegie Hall. My father had the album. Unfortunately I couldn't find a live performance of the song by Belafonte on YouTube.
What I have found are a number of variations on the song just as there are different opinions about the actual events behind the legend. This is Spike Driver Blues by Mississippi John Hurt.
I've seen Walk On Boy performed as an up-tempo bluegrass song but when you slow it down, the way Jim Byrnes does here, it makes me wonder if it wasn't originally a work song meant to be sung this way.
And for a grand finale, Bruce Springsteen is going to get rowdy with a large group of people collectively known as the Seeger Sessions Band. Have a good weekend.