The Originals - Prequel of the hits


All songs tracing back to an earlier recording than the most reliable one, represented from the first version released to the latest cover, that’s The Originals, musical resource database since 1982. No limit, no nonsense, no mercy. Next time your kids take ersatz for genuine, here’s what you hold up against them.
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

SHE'S FINE, SHE'S MINE


Artist: Bo Diddley
Author: Ellas McDaniel
Label: Checker
Year: 1955

B-side of Diddley Daddy.

Covers:

1960:

Clarence Edwards, Cornelius Edwards & Butch Cage [the first as You Don't Love Me (uncredited); Folklyric field recording in Zachary, LA (Butch Cage's home)]

1961:

Willie Cobbs [idem on Billy Lee Riley's Mojo label; recorded in the Airway Recording Studio in Memphis with Cobbs' band from Hughes, Arkansas; he was but a local hero who reinvested all his royalties on this song in new recordings, a nightclub and finally a restaurant; while part of this money belongs to Bo Diddley]

1961:

Megatons [instr. as Shimmy Shimmy Walk; crediting Billy Lee Riley]

1961:

Louisiana Red [as I Am Louisiana Red]

1963:

Little Walter [as Up The Line]

1964:

Birds [with Ron Wood as You Don't Love Me]

1965:

T.S. McPhee [as Shimmy Shimmy Walk]

1965:

Pretty Things [only other version as She's Fine, She's Mine]

1965:

Tommy Tucker

1965:

Sonny & Cher

1966:

Junior Wells [as You Don't Love Me, Baby]

1966:

Sonny & Cher

1966:

Gary Walker [hit UK]

1966:

Grateful Dead

1966:

Bob Dylan [tune in Obviously 5 Believers]

1967:

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers [as You Don't Love Me]

1967:

Quicksilver Messenger Service [idem]

1967:

Dawn Penn [as You Don't Love Me (No, No, No), remix n°3 UK in '94]

1968:

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills [idem on Super Session]

1968:

Kaleidoscope [idem]

1968:

Booker T. & The MG's [idem]

1968:

Magic Sam [idem]

1968:

James & Bobby Purify [idem]

1969:

Albert King [as Shimmy Shimmy Walk]

1969:

Ike & Tina Turner

1971:

Frank Zappa [violin intro and foundation for Willie The Pimp]

1971:

Allman Brothers Band [Live At The Fillmore in medley with Soul Serenade; influenced by Junior Wells's version]

1971:

Billy Lee Riley

1973:

Prince Jazzbo [as Fool For Love inna Dawn Penn vein]

1974:

Big Youth [as Screaming Target]

1974:

Savoy Brown

1979:

Luther Allison

1979:

Black Uhuru [as No No No]

1982:

John Hammond

1983:

Smokey Wilson

1986:

Otis Rush [with Eric Clapton and Luther Allison]

1986:

Groundhogs

1990:

Gary Moore [Live at Montreux]

1991:

R.L. Burnside

1994:

Willie Cobbs [on his first album under his own name for Rooster Records]

1996:

Wesley Jefferson Band

1996:

Gales Brothers

1998:

Eddie Cusic

2004:

Duke Robillard

2005:

Rihanna

2010:

Beyoncé [all as You Don't Love Me]

Blues standard since Willie Cobbs, who indeed worked it out consistently. Although the guitar part, title and Cobbs' vocal line are clearly there since Bo's original. Settled in court. (see also Hey Bo Diddley). On the sideline Little Walter's Up The Line made school with Bacon Fat, Robben Ford, John Hammond, Omar & The Howlers, Paul Orta, Rod Piazza and Roomful Of Blues. Willie Cobbs's is not to be confused with Bo Diddley's You Don't Love Me. Indeed, it's complicated.

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The Originals - Prequel of the hits

This ongoing search for the origins of all popular songs imaginable has been bundled in books over the years, four in Dutch, all sold out. Now here's a first edition in English, and the good thing is: you don't need those old versions, for all information still standing and relevant from former editions is encapsulated into this new volume, like Russian babooshka puppets.

The Originals - Prequel of the Hits holds everything, no less. Pure content. Details the lifespan of some 12.000 music titles, all traced back to their earliest manifestation, predating hit version(s) and other relevant covers.

The new book is available at www.epo.be.

On the air


In February 1982 a two hour radio show was first aired from Brussels, with nothing but the original versions of hits of the day. Made for a change for Soft Cell's Tainted Love, Capt. Sensible's Happy Talk, Fun Boy Three & Bananarama's It Ain't What You Do and Sting's Spread A Little Happiness. Instead of sifting through average early eighties TOTP regulars, in came the mid sixties, late forties, thirties and even twenties, linking a Northern soul classic to a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition, a Jimmie Lunceford theme song and a West End showtune from musical Mr. Cinders.

That was only the beginning. Soon as The Originals' own bag o' goodies ran out, audience participation filled it up again and never stopped doing so. 582 separate The Originals radio shows followed.

Contact


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