I WISH YOU WOULD

Latest update on 19/10/2015

Artist: Billy Boy Arnold
Author: Billy Boy Arnold
Label: Vee-Jay
Year: 1955

Blues singer & harmonicaman from Chicago; sidekick of Johnny Temple, Johnny Shines, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter in the '50s. Billy Boy also sang it as Pleading And Crying for Testament Records.

Covers:

1955:

Bo Diddley [as Diddley Daddy (see footnote) with Little Walter on harmonica]

1955:

Lil Millet [same guitar groove in Rich Woman; (see there)]

1963:

Rolling Stones [as Diddley Daddy]

1964:

Yardbirds [with Eric Clapton]

1973:

David Bowie

1976:

Hot Tuna

1980:

Blasters

1983:

John Hammond Jr.

1986:

Rainer & Das Combo

1991:

Treat Her Right

1992:

Red Devils

1992:

Big Sugar [as Come Back Baby]

2011:

Fleshtones

2012:

Strypes

2015:

Tom Jones

Original title: Diddy Diddy Dum Dum. When Leonard Chess heard Billy Boy and Bo Diddley play this, he wanted the song for Bo exclusively. That's when Billy Boy took it to Vee-Jay, where Calvin Carter convinced him to change the lyrics around.

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