LOVESICK BLUES

Latest update on 13/01/2016

Artist: Elsie Clark
Author: Irving Mills/Cliff Friend
Label: Okeh
Year: 1922

First published as I've Got The Love-sick Blues and introduced by vaudeville singer Anna Chandler. In partnership with Duke Ellington, coauthor Irving Mills wrote It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Mood Indigo and Caravan. The other coauthor Cliff Friend sold his share for $500 during the depression. See also under Wah-Hoo!

Covers:

1922:

Ukelele Ike

1922:

Jack Shea

1924:

Emmett Miller [for OKeh (Ralph Peer)]

1928:

Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers [with the Dorsey Brothers; the version Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers knew, inspiring the latter to start yodeling]

1939:

Rex Griffin [example for Hank Williams a decade later]

1949:

Hank Williams [n°1 C&W, 16 weeks in a row; influenced by Rex Griffin's version, lyric changes included]

1957:

Marty Robbins

1957:

Sonny James

1959:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1960:

Patsy Cline

1960:

Johnny Burnette

1962:

Frank Ifield [n°1 UK]

1962:

Floyd Cramer

1963:

Eddy Mitchell [as Je ne pense qu'a l'amour]

1964:

Charley Pride

1970:

Linda Ronstadt

1971:

Little Richard

1971:

Johnny Cash

1973:

Merle Haggard

1973:

Crickets

1973:

Arlo Guthrie

1973:

Don McLean

1974:

Glen Campbell

1975:

Charlie McCoy

1978:

Etta James

1985:

Leon Redbone

1991:

George Strait

1993:

Dolly Parton

1996:

Madeleine Peyroux

1997:

Alex Chilton

1999:

LeAnn Rimes

2001:

Ryan Adams [on Hank Williams tribute Timeless]

2009:

Bill Frisell

2012:

Little Willies

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