THINGS THAT I USED TO DO, The

Latest update on 29/05/2018

Artist: Guitar Slim
Author: Eddie Jones
Label: Specialty
Year: 1953

Real name: Eddie Jones. Influential Texan guitarist, even on Jimi Hendrix. This was the first time a fuzztone guitar was left untreated, much to the annoyance of Specialty boss Art Rupe, until he saw the sale results: n°1 R&B with Ray Charles on piano shouting a meaningful "Yeah" at the end.

Covers:

1954:

Earl King [all of his earliest compositions are based upon this one]

1958:

Buddy Guy [as You Sure Can't Do (The Things You Used To Do); answer song]

1964:

Chuck Berry

1964:

James Brown

1969:

Albert Collins [as Talking Slim Blues]

1970:

Jimi Hendrix [as Once I Had A Woman]

1972:

Jimmy Dawkins [influenced SRV]

1980:

Doug Sahm

1980s:

Fabulous Thunderbirds [as The Things I Forgot To Do]

1984:

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

1985:

Steve Samuels

1994:

Luther Allison

1994:

Otis Grand [with Kim Wilson, also as The Things I Forgot To Do]

2001:

Big Jack Johnson & Kim Wilson

2001:

Johnny Nicholas

2002:

Duke Robillard

2018:

Van Morrison & Joey Defrancesco

Master entertainer Guitar Slim used to jump into his crowd with an extention cord long enough to let him play all through the club, into the parking lot and sometimes even across the street while roadies halted traffic. In '59 Guitar Slim drove back from a gig in Lake Charles, all the way to New Orleans, half asleep at the wheel but making it until four blocks from home, where he drove himself dead right into a parked bulldozer.

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