FARMER JOHN

Latest update on 23/12/2014

Artist: Don & Dewey
Author: Don Harris/Dewey Terry
Label: Specialty
Year: 1957

Don "Sugarcane" Harris and Dewey Terry. First recorded in an inferior slow version which was shelved. Bonus track on the Ace reissue of Don & Dewey's Specialty recordings. Their familiar version was recorded in '59.

Covers:

1964:

Premiers [during their American Bandstand performance, the real band name on the drumset reads The Premieres]

1964:

Searchers

1964:

Hep Stars [Swedish band with Benny Andersson (ABBA)]

1965:

Sonics [as Santa Claus]

1965:

Beethovens [Danish]

1965:

Defenders [idem]

1965:

Steve & The Board [Aussies]

1966:

Argyles [with an organ solo instead of guitar and with "I'm in love with your mother" instead of "daughter"; prod: Huey Meaux]

1966:

Tidal Waves [Michigan rock]

1967:

Yvon Bonneville [as Monsieur Jean]

1990:

Neil Young [learned to play it while with The Squires in Winnipeg]

1993:

Bottle Rockets

1997:

Roomful Of Blues

2007:

Billy Childish [as Santa Claus]

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