GIVE ME BACK THAT WIG

Latest update on 06/12/2012

Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Author: Sam Lightnin' Hopkins
Label: Crown
Year: 1951

First released on budget album Sings The Blues ('61). Also cut a version as Bald Headed Woman on Sittin' In With records in '52.

Covers:

1971:

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers [as Give Me Back My Wig on the first Alligator album ever; Bruce Iglauer launched that label just to launch this Chicago bluesman]

1980:

William Clarke [idem]

1982:

Stevie Ray Vaughan [idem, live at Montreux]

1982:

Magic Slim [idem]

1991:

Omar [Omar Dykes from Omar & The Howlers solo]

1996:

Mike Henderson

1997:

Luther Allison

1998:

Shawn Pittman

2000:

John Primer

2006:

George Thorogood

2006:

Ike Turner [as Gimme Back My Wig]

2007:

Walter Trout Band

2008:

Magic Slim & The Teardrops

2009:

Alastair Greene

2011:

Ganashake

2012:

Lightnin' Guy [on his Hound Doy Taylor tribute album]

2012:

Peter Buck

Most if not all cover versions give Hound Dog Taylor the credits. Not to be confused with Lightnin' Hopkins's Short Heared Woman ('47), which he re"cut in '65 as Wig Wearing Woman (see there).

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