ONE WAY OUT

Latest update on 13/08/2014

Artist: Sonny Boy Williamson
Author: Elmore James/Marshall Sehorn
Label: Checker
Year: 1961

First released version, cut in August '61 and right in the groove of Bobby Parker's Watch Your Step (see there). Author and buddy Elmore James' tamer version, cut for Bobby Robinson's Fury label early '61, was shelved until '65 (Sphere Sound).

Covers:

1965:

G.L. Crockett [as I'm A Man Down There, adding a few new words and a few Jimmy Reed licks]

1965:

Jimmy Reed [clever answer song as I'm The Man Down There]

1966:

Sir Douglas Quintet [as Man Down There]

1968:

Junior Wells [idem]

1968:

Duster Bennett [idem]

1968:

Billy C & The Sunshine [Billy C. Farlow, pre Commander Cody]

1970:

John Mayall [as Room To Move, copying Sonny Boy's rhythm and harmonca playing; few Europeans had an earlier example than John's]

1972:

Allman Brothers Band [rightly announced as an old Elmore James song, but lyrically more inclined towards Sonny Boy's]

1987:

Deluxe Blues Band

1993:

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils

1997:

Electric Kings

2003:

Debbie Davies [as Room To Move]

2014:

John Hiatt [on a Gregg Allman tribute]

2014:

Robben Ford & Marta Gerchwitz

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