AS THE YEARS GO PASSING BY

Latest update on 14/05/2011

Artist: Fenton Robinson
Author: Harrison Nelson
Label: Duke
Year: 1958

Written by Peppermint Harris (real name: Harrison Nelson). There is no version by the author as he recorded for Duke, read: for Don Corleone Robey. This 'real business man' once liquidated his own star performer Johnny Ace who'd just announced his departure to another label. A similar story surrounds As The Years Go Passing By: as usual Robey demanded publishing rights for studio time, a deal Peppermint Harris refused to comply with. One wink and Robey's bodyguards (always at hand) knew what to do. Harris' beaten up body still lay moaning in a studio corner while replacer Fenton Robinson was forced to take his place behind the mike-stand.

Covers:

1967:

Albert King [Albert's riff progression speeded up by Duane Allman at the beginning of Layla (Derek & The Dominoes)]

1968:

Eric Burdon & The Animals

1969:

Larry Davis

1970:

In Cold Blood

1970:

John Hammond

1973:

Al Kooper

1977:

Fenton Robinson [relaxed new version on Alligator, under no pressure whatsoever]

1978:

Mighty Joe Young [also in film Ali]

1982:

George Thorogood

1989:

Tinsley Ellis

1990:

Gary Moore

1991:

Marie-Laure BĂ©raud

1994:

Otis Rush

1995:

Jeff Healey

1995:

Andy J. Forest

1997:

Mick Clarke & Lou Martin

1998:

Lil Ed & Willie Kent

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