NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT

Latest update on 28/10/2013

Artist: Jimmie Cox
Author: Jimmie Cox
Year: 1923

Alias 'the Black Charlie Chaplin'. Was part of his vaudeville act. Died in '25 before he could record it. Not related to Ida Cox.

Covers:

1927:

Blind Bobby Baker [alias Bobby Leecan; oldest known recording on Pathé-Perfect als Nobody Needs You When You're Down And Out]

1928:

Frenchie's String Band

1929:

Pinetop Smith

1929:

Bessie Smith [toured with the author, knows it first-handed]

1929:

Scrapper Blackwell [as Down And Out Blues]

1943:

Eddie Condon

1945:

Josh White

1947:

Lead Belly

1954:

Louis Jordan

1960:

Odetta

1961:

Rolf Cahn & Eric Von Schmidt

1962:

Jimmy Witherspoon

1964:

Barbra Streisand

1964:

Sam Cooke

1964:

Nina Simone

1964:

Janis Joplin

1965:

Hoyt Axton

1966:

Spencer Davis Group

1967:

Otis Redding

1969:

Blues Magoos

1970:

Van Morrison

1971:

Derek & The Dominos [with Duane Allman]

1972:

Tim Hardin

1973:

Bobby Womack

1975:

Rory Block

1988:

Danny Barker

1988:

Rod Stewart

1989:

Ruth Brown

1989:

Alberta Hunter [a late tip of the hat to Bessie Smith for covering her Down Hearted Blues (see there)]

1989:

Don McLean

1991:

Big Bill [as Nico's Blues]

1992:

Eric Clapton

1997:

Popa Chubby

1999:

B.B. King

2003:

Deacon John

2007:

Bas De Haan [as Blut Blauw Gebroken]

2009:

Leela James

2010:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band [vocal: Jason Isbell]

John Lennon's Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out is another song.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter