I DON'T KNOW

Latest update on 09/06/2011

Artist: Cripple Clarence Lofton
Author: Clarence Lofton
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1937

Rent party piano player from Chicago, popular among jazz fans. Variation on his two years older Strut That Thing, with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar (reissued on Yazoo). Although handicapped he left the other versions 14 years behind. His is a rather primitive rendition. John Belushi was right calling Lofton the original, but the Blues Brothers' version was a pure copy of Mabon's.

Covers:

1952:

Willie Mabon [first real big hit for Chess (first released on Parrot)]

1953:

Linda Hayes [answer song as Yes I Know]

1953:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1954:

Anisteen Allen [idem]

1955:

Richard Berry [sequel as Next Time]

1961:

Snooks Eaglin

1962:

Jimmy Witherspoon

1970:

Freddie King

1972:

Screaming Jay Hawkins

1972:

Junior Wells & Buddy Guy

1974:

Benny Latimore

1976:

James Cotton

1978:

Blues Brothers

1980:

Blues Band

1997:

Ruth Brown & Johnny Adams

1998:

Pat Travers

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