Artist: Clarence CarterAuthor: Clarence Carter/Wilbur Terrell/Marcus DanielLabel: FameYear: 1966
Blind singer guitarist from Montgomery, Alabama.
Etta James [as Tell Mama; her greatest hit (n°23 US, top 10 R&B) with I'd Rather Go Blind on the B-side]
Soul Survivors [with Duane Allman]
Janis Joplin [idem, live version on postumous album Farewell Song in '82]
Savoy Brown [idem]
Like Ann Peebles' Come To Mama, covered successfully by Bob Seger as Come To Poppa, Tell Daddy/Tell Mama crossed the gender line in the other direction.
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