SOMEDAY BABY BLUES

Latest update on 09/01/2017

Artist: Sleepy John Estes
Author: John Estes/Hammie Nixon
Label: Champion
Year: 1935

With coauthor Hammie Nixon, harmonica. Released the year after, also on Decca in '37.

Covers:

1941:

Big Maceo [as Worried Life Blues (with Tampa Red) and as Things Have Changed in '45]

1948:

Lightnin' Hopkins [as Someday Baby]

1949:

Charles Brown [as Trouble Blues, his first solo n°1 R&B]

1955:

Muddy Waters [as Trouble No More; R&B hit]

1957:

Big Bill Broonzy [as Worried Life Blues; credited to Big Maceo & Tampa Red]

1958:

Ray Charles [idem]

1960:

Chuck Berry

1961:

Fats Domino [as Trouble Blues]

1962:

Fred McDowell [credited to himself, as he did with that other Sleepy John Estes song Shake 'Em On Down (see there)]

1963:

Sam Cooke [as Trouble Blues]

1965:

Animals

1966:

Blues Magoos [as Worried Life Blues]

1969:

Allman Brothers Band [as Trouble No More]

1970:

Little Junior Parker

1970:

Charlie Musselwhite [as Trouble No More; crediting Estes/Nixon]

1980:

Eric Clapton [again in '91 and in '00 with B.B. King; live he always credits Big Maceo]

1987:

John Lee Hooker [as Worried Life Blues]

1992:

Louis Meyers

1993:

Robben Ford & The Blue Line

1994:

Buddy Guy [as Trouble Blues]

1994:

John Hammond [idem]

1996:

James Cotton [as Worried Life Blues]

1998:

Geoff Muldaur

1998:

Mike Welsh [idem]

1998:

Jimmy Rogers All Stars [as Trouble No More with Mick Jagger & Keith Richards]

2000:

John Mooney [as New Someday Baby]

2000:

North Mississippi Allstars [following Fred McDowell's]

2002:

Jimmy Burns [as Someday Baby]

2004:

Duke Robillard

2006:

Bob Dylan [with own words, putting his own stamp on something familiar]

2008:

Gary Moore

2014:

Trace Adkins [on Gregg Allman tribute All My Friends]

Not to be confused with the Worried Life Blues by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie and Otis Spann.

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