ME AND MY GIN

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Bessie Smith
Author: Harry Burke
Label: Columbia
Year: 1928

Harry Burke is probably an alias for James P. Johnson.

Covers:

1958:

Dinah Washington

1961:

Nina Simone [as Ginhouse Blues]

1964:

Paul Williams & The Big Roll Band [as Gin House]

1967:

Animals [idem crediting Henry Troy & Fletcher Henderson who cowrote another Ginhouse Blues, also introduced by Bessie Smith (in '26)]

1967:

Amen Corner [idem]

1968:

Cuby & The Blizzards [idem]

1969:

Duffy Power

1997:

Big Town Playboys [idem]

The Gin House Blues Bessie Smith recorded in 1926 is a different song, written by Troy/Henderson and opening with the line: "I've got a sad sad story today". Me And My Gin opens with: "Stay away from me 'cause I'm in my sin".

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