MEAN OLD WORLD

Created on 08/11/2005
Latest update on 12/10/2019

Artist: Big Bill Broonzy
Author: Big Bill Broonzy
Label: ARC
Year: 1937

Covers:

1938:

Bill Gaither [as Mean Old World To Live In; different lyrics]

1942:

T-Bone Walker [on electric Fender; B-side of I Got A Break Baby (see there); different lyrics, partly using Bill Gaither's]

1945:

Walter Brown

1952:

Little Walter [the mother of many blues versions; top 10 R&B; taking credits]

1963:

Sam Cooke

1966:

Otis Rush

1966:

Barry Goldberg

1967:

Canned Heat

1967:

James Cotton

1968:

Chicken Shack

1968:

Climax Blues Band [credit Broonzy, only ones to do so]

1968:

Ike & Tina Turner

1969:

Ainsley Dunbar

1970:

Eric Clapton [with Duane Allman on Layla And Other Asorted Love Songs; crediting Little Walter]

1972:

Chuck Berry

1975:

Rod Piazza [with Hollywood Fats]

1976:

Bobby Bland & B.B. King

1977:

Professor Longhair

1979:

Mojo Buford

1992:

Milwaukee Slim

1993:

Smokin' Joe Kubek

1994:

Alan Haynes

1998:

Michael De Jong

1999:

Kenny Blue Ray

2000:

Darrell Nulisch

2002:

Nighthawks

2004:

Willie Kent

2010:

Barrelhouse

2014:

JP Soars

2017:

Van Morrison [crediting Walter Jacobs]

2019:

North Mississippi Allstars [with Jason Isbell and Duane Betts]

According to Living Blues, Walker's song is a version of Bill Gaiter's Mean Old World To Live In ('38).

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