GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL

Latest update on 18/10/2012

Artist: Sonny Boy Williamson
Author: John Lee Williamson
Label: Bluebird
Year: 1937

The first Sonny Boy Williamson, also his first recording. Original title: Good Morning Schoolgirl. Influenced by the three year older Back And Side Blues by Brother Son Bonds (Champion), who also came from Tennessee. Sonny Boy had a crush on a schoolgirl he couldn't get (Estelle).

Covers:

1937:

Sleepy John Estes [melody in Airplane Blues]

1941:

Memphis Minnie [melody in Me And My Chauffeur Blues; see there]

1947:

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee [as Airplane Blues]

1950:

Smokey Hogg

1958:

Larry Williams [as Little Schoolgirl]

1958:

Big Joe Williams [who played on the original]

1959:

Mississippi Fred McDowell

1959:

John Lee Hooker

1961:

Lightnin' Hopkins

1963:

Muddy Waters

1964:

Rod Stewart [his first single]

1965:

Junior Wells

1965:

Paul Butterfield

1967:

Grateful Dead

1968:

Steppenwolf

1969:

Taj Mahal

1969:

Ten Years After

1969:

Johnny Winter

1992:

Marc Lelangue

1993:

Van Morrison

1994:

Huey Lewis

1996:

Gov't Mule

1997:

Jonny Lang

1998:

Derek Trucks

1999:

Paul Rodgers

2008:

Billy Boy Arnold [on a Sonny Boy Williamson tribute album]

2011:

Rory Block [tribute to Fred McDowell]

In '64, the Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton) covered the Schoolgirl light version of Don & Bob on Argo ('61).

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