YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

Latest update on 27/03/2013

Artist: William Bell
Author: William Bell
Label: Stax
Year: 1961

With Booker T on organ, the first time Stax let him use it. First as B-side of Formula Of Love. Songs with a water shortage topic apparently failed to make it on the R&B charts in the early sixties.

Covers:

1962:

Bob Dylan [part of the lyrics of West Texas on Live At The Gaslight]

1963:

Esther Phillips & Big Al Downing

1967:

Otis Redding

1967:

King Curtis

1968:

Byrds [vocal: Gram Parsons]

1968:

Taj Mahal

1968:

Otis Clay

1971:

Fred Neil [also with Gram Parsons]

1972:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1974:

Lou Rawls

1976:

Hank Locklin

1985:

Triffids

1988:

Brian Eno [in film Married To The Mob]

1988:

Chris Stamey

1989:

Daniƫl Lanois

1991:

Marva Wright

1992:

LaVern Baker

1998:

Harry Dean Stanton

1998:

Johnny Adams

2004:

Imperial Crowns

2012:

Ruthie Foster [with William Bell]

No connection with the moralistic You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry (Howard), published in 1874, popularized by The Bryant Minstrels, cut by The Mills Brothers ('44) and parodied as You Never Miss The Lager Till The Keg Runs Dry.

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