BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN

Latest update on 27/11/2017

Artist: Albert King
Author: Booker T. Jones/William Bell
Label: Stax
Year: 1967

Borrowed lyrically from Cousin Joe Pleasant's Bad Luck Blues (ca 1947): "and if it wasn't for bad luck, I had no luck at all". Guitar line slightly copied from Wayne Bennett's in I've Been Wrong So Long by Bobby Bland ('60).

Covers:

1968:

Cream [in '67 for the BBC]

1968:

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

1968:

Booker T. & The MG's [coauthor]

1969:

Jimi Hendrix

1969:

William Bell

1969:

Creedence Clearwater Revival [inspiration for their Tombstone Shadow]

1970:

Brook Benton

1971:

Rita Coolidge

1972:

Booker T. & Priscilla Jones

1977:

Magic Sam

1980:

Peter Green

1980:

Pat Travers

1990:

Homer Simpson [lead guitar: B.B. King]

1992:

Ruthless Blues

1993:

Paul Rodgers [and again in '14, recorded at the Royal Studio in Memphis]

1993:

Koko Taylor

1993:

Marva Wright

1994:

Buddy Miller

1997:

Jack Bruce

1997:

Melvin Taylor

1999:

Etta James

2000:

Chris Thomas King

2000:

Juju Messengers

2000:

Allman Brothers Band [with Floyd Miles]

2001:

Tino Gonzales

2014:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd [with the Rebirth Brass Band and Keb' Mo']

2016:

Melissa Etheridge

2016:

Eric Clapton [with Steve Cropper, Booker T Jones, Albert Lee, Keb Mo' and Matt 'Guitar' Murphy]

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