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how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby mugley » 20 Sep 16, 11:05 pm

a bunch


Quite a few.

John D Loudermilk (1960, Columbia 41562) NOTE: Loudermilk is the actual author.
Frank Ifield (1960/61, Columbia 4658 UK)
Johnny Duncan (1961, PYE 7N-15358, the English/Australian Johnny Duncan & Blue Grass Boys, not the US C&W Johnny Duncan)
Buck Floyd (1962, Derby 100)
John D Loudermilk (1962, LP 12 sides of John D Loudermilk, RCA version)
The Blue Grass Gentlemen (1962, LP The Blue Grass Gentlemen)
Bobby Brinkley (1962/63, Monument 803)
Lou Rawls (1963, Capitol 5049, studio version; 1966, Capitol 6069, live version)
Bayside Singers (1963/64, MGM 13223, a folky 45)
Nashville Teens (1964, London 9689, #14 US hit and UK top 10, Mickie Most product with good rockin' piano)
The Roamers (1964, Hit Records 151, Nashville budget label cover)
Dick Rivers (1964, LP Dick, French lyrics)
Mike St Shaw Trio (1964, LP The Mike St Shaw Trio, folk group credits John B Loudermilk)
The Browns (1964, LP Rockin' Rollin' Browns)
Johnny Kongos & G-Men (1964, RCA 41.754 (RSA))
The Typhoons (1964, Embassy 30422, budget beat)
Luis 'Vivi' Hérnandez (1964, Mexico, Spanish version "Tabaco Road")
Richard 'Groove' Holmes (cd Book of the Blues, ±1964 unissued recording, instrumental by jazzy soul organist)
I Nobili (1965, 45 on MRC, Italian lyrics by Georgio Calabrese)
Billy Lee Riley (1965, LP Whiskey A GoGo Presents, live bluesy version)
Serendipity Singers (1965, LP We Belong Together, folk)
Bill Ramsey & Paul Kuhn (1965, LP Songs From Home)
The Gamblers (1965, Polydor 421011, Deutsche Beat with Mathew Fisher, later Procul Harum, on organ)
The Shanes (1965, LP Shanegang, popular Swedish beat group)
The Shadows (1965±, LP Hit Parade, Canadian, not the Hank Marvin group)
Jefferson Airplane (1966, LP Takes Off)
Blues Magoos (1966, Mercury 72590)
Ramsey Lewis (1966, LP Wade In The Water)
Brother Jack McDuff (1966, Atlantic 45-5075, LP Tobacco Road, instrumental version)
Swamprats (1966, unreleased demo, cd 2003 Disco Still Sucks)
The New Scorpions (1966, CNR 9858(NL), UK beat group popular in Holland)
The Deejays (1966, LP The Deejays, UK group active in Germany & Sweden, good organ psych version)
The Leaves (1966 LP Hey Joe, Garage-rock)
Tommy Cash (1967, UA 50185)
(Eric Burdon &) The Animals (1967, bootleg LP From London to Frisco)
Yesterday's Children (1967, Mon-Art MM 991, wild freakin' New Orleans garage band)
Jimmy Bryant (1967, LP Wingin' it with Norvel and Ivy)
The Underground (1967, Mercury 16337, LP Psychedelic Visions)
Beethoven's Dream Group (1967, In 67102, NY underground)
Los Walkers (1967, LP Los Walkers, Argentines doing phonetic English)
The Electric Piano Playground (1967, LP Psychedelic Seeds, produced by Shelby Singleton)
The Nova Local (1967, LP Nova 1, psych freakin' hard rock)
Davy Jones & Pocomania (1967, LP Live at the Lucky Star, Canadian soul brother Davy Jones live in a Amsterdam club, backed by Dutch 'pop-art' group Het)
Peabody Company (1967/68 acetate, cd A Fistful of Fuzz)
Love Society (1968, Scepter 12236)
Thackeray Rocke (1968, Castalia 268)
Love Affair (1968, LP The Everlasting Love Affair)
Junior Wells (1968, LP Coming At You)
Bobby Gentry (1968, LP Delta Sweete, I would nominate this cover for having the most wrong, weird & wrecked arrangement)
Spooky Tooth (1968, LP It's All About)
The Jackson Five (1968, unissued audition recording for Motown)
The Aliens (1968?, Tela-Star 1401)
The Jaguars (1968±, popular Japanese rock band)
Outlaw Blues Band (1968, LP The Outlaw Blues Band, unusual funky version)
Glen Garrison (1968, LP If I Lived Here)
The Lords (1968, Emi-Columbia 22848, remake in 1989, Germany)
The Greatest Soul Band (1968, LP In The World, a J J Jackson project)
David Clayton Thomas (1969, LP David Clayton-Thomas)
Aum (1969, LP Blues Vibes)
Rare Earth (1969, LP Get Ready)
The Web (1969, LP Theraphosa Blondi)
Almeta Latimer (De-Vel 6754, soul)
Bo Haynes Blues (PA 1057, early 45 of jazz/bluesman Bobby Haynes)
Roberta Wolfson (LP Girls in the Garage)
The Jou (Copper State 1081, obscure Tucson garage psych)
Mystic Siva (cd Under The Influence, prev unrlsd 1969/70 tracks)
Don Fardon (±1969 recording, released on compilation LP The Love Story of Don Fardon)
Mind Garage (1970, RCA 9812)
The Fifth (1970, Franklin 635, a Canadian Black Sabbath epigone)
The Rogues (1970, Boss City 160)
Jamul (1970, Lizard 21001, Billboard #93)
Edgar Winter (1970, Epic 10618; also released in South America as "Camino Del Tabaco", Epic 501001)
Johnny Winter (1970, 2-cd Second Winter, live 1970 bonus cd, Edgar's brother doing a boring freaking version)
Eric Burdon & War (1970, LP Eric Burdon Declares War)
Shocking Blue (1970, LP Venus, and in 1973 Polydor 1881 a 45rpm release in Japan)
Dew (1970, cd Lost Blues Days, a heavy garage jam by Japanese blues band with Fumio Nunoya)
Blues Creation (1971, cd Live '71, another cover by Japanese Fumio Nunoya, over 11 minutes of annoying guitar freaking)
Paul Revere & Raiders (2cd Legend of Paul Revere)
David Allan Coe (±1970, SSS 825)
Jimi Hendrix (live recording, his last session)
John D Loudermilk (1971, LP Elloree, WB-version)
Network (1971, Decca 13123, UK)
Greenwich Park (1971, Splendid 4009, Switzerland)
Orange Peel (1971, LP Orange Peel, German band trying hard to imitate Deep Purple)
Zakons (1973, LP The Sounds Of Zakons '73)
Barrelhouse Jazzband (1974, LP Rebecca, Rebecca, Take Your Fat Legs Offa Me)
Brenda Kristian (1974, LP Brenda Kristian, part of a medley)
Albatross (1975, GULL GULS-16, German band)
George Perkins (LP Crying In The Streets, 1970s soul on ACE)
Mud (1975, LP Mud Rock II)
Hot Jam (1975, SunDyl 101, psych garage)
Creation (1975, LP Creation, Japanese band, formerly 'Blues Creation')
Steve Young (1976 LP Renegade Picker, 1991, cd Solo/Live)
Little Bob Story (1977, LP Little Bob Story, good punk-pub rock)
Benny & The Jets (1978, ATA K-6638, Neo Rock&Roll from Newcastle, Australia, B-side of JOK, a Johnny O'Keefe tribute)
Louise Williams & NY Community Choir (1977, LP Don't Blame The Children)
Richie Lecea (1978?, UA 1243)
Jimmy Johnson (1978, LP Tobacco Road)
Bob-A-Relli (1978, Channel 104 7"single, good funkin' disco)
Bob-A-Rela (1979, Channel 106 12"single)
Miguel Flores (1979, LP At The New Morning Blues Festival, live in Geneva)
Hobo Blues Band (1979, Hungarian hitversion: "Dohány út")
G Wayne Thomas (1979, Polydor 2079152, Kiwi-born Aussie)
Dogs (1980, LP Radiator, Finland)
Rick Derringer & Edgar Winter (1981, Bootleg-LP Party at the Palladium)
The White Animals (1981, EP Nashville Babylon, medley with "Somebody To Love" by Nashville garage punk band)
LSDAP/AO (1982, LP Die Kirche der Ununterschiedlichkeit)
Chris Stamey (1982, LP It' a Wonderful Life, retitled "Get A Job", lyrics over a nearly all-drums background)
Task Force (1982, LP Forbidden Fruit, heavy metal from Canada)
Dick Smith (1983, WB 2037, soul)
Pugh Rogefeldt (1983, LP Face, Swedish rock)
Peter Lipa and Miluška Voborníková (1984, LP Blues Z Lipového Dreva, Czech translation as "Můj Rodnej Dům")
Dan Seals (1985, LP Won't Be Blue Anymore)
Boogie Boy (1986, LP Live!, Boogie Boy is an alias for Belgian Paul Ambach)
David Lee Roth (1986, WB 2547, DLR also recorded it as: "La Calle Del Tabaco" in Spanish)
The Blues Band (1986, cd These Kind Of Blues, band with UK sixties veterans like Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness)
Roy Clark (1986, SilverDollar 770001, tiny C&W hit)
Bobby and Laurie (1987, cd The Very Best Of, bonus track prev unrelsd ±1965 song)
The Believers (1987, Cleopatra 221, Aussie vinyl 45)
Restless (1987, Daft 701, UK neo rockabilly)
The Marsupials (1986, LP The Four Of Us Are Dying)
Backsliders (1987, LP Nobody Rides For Free, Finland)
The Purple Helmets (1988, LP Ride Again, group formed out of ruins of UK punk groups The Vibrators and The Stranglers, with J.J Burnel)
Masters Apprentices (1988, LP Do What You Wanna Do, part of a live medley by Australian rock veterans)
Monty Sunshine Jazzband (1988, LP Midnight Special, UK)
Tinsley Waterhouse Band (1988, LP I've Been Dreaming, Australian blues)
The Purple Toads (1988, 2LP Love Songs For The Hard of Hearing, Canadian punk rock)
Toto (1988, bootleg Seventh Odeon, live in London)
Ian Cussick (1989, cd Treasure Island, bonus live track)
Robin Henkel (1989, cd Blues 90)
'68 Comeback (1990, Sympathy For The Record 292, parts 1 & 2, garage punk rock)
Mofungo (1990/91, unreleased, unfinished last album of NY cult band, made up their own lyrics)
Dukes (1990, Mystery Scene 008, German garage R&B)
Michael Finthammer & the Groove (1991, cd Roundabout Jazz)
Bruce Springsteen (1991 live, cd Bruce's Club-Hopping Summer)
Foolhouse Blues Band (1991, LP 5 Years of Cottonpickin', Live in Wurzburg)
John C Marshall, 1991 cd Same Old Story, London born blues session veteran)
Broderick Smith (1992, cd Suitcase, an Australian folkie)
Le Grand Blues Band (1992, cd Le Grand Blues Band, features Jean Jacques Milteau on harmonica)
Smak (1992, MC odLIVEno, Serbian (Belgrado), 12 minutes boring live rock)
Mark O'Connor (1993, cd Heroes)
Every Mother's Nightmare (1993, cd Wake Up)
Black Crowes (1993, live bootleg Big Toe at the Hollywood Troubadour)
Aunt Mary (1993, cd Blue Prints, Norway)
Nightcrowd Bluesband (1993, cd I Have My Fun)
Mad Dogs (1993, cd Live at Big Mama, Italy)
Jack o'Fire (Mike Carroll & Tim Kerr) (1994, EP Pumpkin, Estrus ES755, punk)
Roy Loney & Longshots (1994, cd Full Grown Head, guitars like chain saws)
Magyar Atom (1994, cd Jimi Hendrix Emlékkoncert, a Hungarian JH tribute)
Eric Burdon & Brian Auger Band (1995, 2cd Access All Areas, a boring 12 minutes live version)
Tav Falco (1995, cd Shadow Angels & Disapearing Dancers)
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown (1995, cd Long Way Home, JDL joins in on vocals)
Hank Williams Jr. (1995, cd Hog Wild)
The Agents (with Jorma Kääriäinen) (1995, cd Forever, Finnish: "Mies Yksin On")
Jean Jacques Goldman / Fredericks Goldman Jones (1995, cd Du New Morning au Zénith, a platina live 2cd)
The Yardbird Experience (1996, cd British Thunder, ex Nashville Teens' Ray Phillips doing the song once more now in a group with former members of The Yardbirds and Jimi Hendrix Experience)
The Lonesome Strangers (1997, cd Land Of Opportunity)
Cicadas (1997, cd Cicadas, a Rodney Crowell project)
Sons of Champlin (1998, cd The Sons of Champlin live, a reunion album)
Bill Wyman & Rhythm Kings (1998, cd Struttin' Our Stuff, vocal: Paul Carrack)
Disciplin A Kitschme (1998, cd Heavy Bass Blues)
Don Johnson (1998, cd Donald Ray, not the Miami Vice star)
Big Brian & Blues Busters (1998, cd Size Does Matter)
DaBlueth (1999, cd Custom Ride, German blues)
Texas Boogie Connection (cd Texas Boogie Connection #2, German blues rock)
Richie Kotzen (2000, cd Bi-Polar Blues)
Dead Prez (2000, intro to their rap Psychology using sample of Lou Rawls' version, cd Let's Get Free)
The Ventures (2000, cd Acoustic Rock, Japan)
Sinelefante (2000, cd Buscas Problemas, Spain)
Poduene Blues Band (cd Kucheto Na Kraina Kravtal, Bulgaria)
Suie Paparude (2000, cd Urban, Romanian techno band doing an instrumental 'War remix')
The Agents (2001, cd Agents in Rock! English version by neo-rock band who did the cover in Finnish in 1995)
Buddy Miles (2002, cd Blues Berries)
Ides of March (2002, cd Beware! The Ides Of March Live)
Corey Craven (2002, cd The Lords of Karma- Tribute to Vai Satriani)
Caneza (Mexican version: La Calle Del Tabaco)
Nightcrowd Bluesband (2002, cd Bluesin' Live)
Aldis & Blue Cats (2002, cd Mosquito Water)
Ash Grunwald (2002, cd Introducing Ash Grunwald, Aussie blues)
Doug Williams (2002, cd Check It - Live at The Basement)
Bottle Up & Go! (2002, cd Storyteller, Austrian blues)
Cherry Valence (2002, 12" EP Revival)
Slaptones (2003, cd Simplify, Swedish rockabilly)
Status Quo (2003, cd Riffs, a good, fast version!)
Chuck Owston (2004, cd Down Highway 61)
Stiff (2004, 2cd Live at Fat Jak's, US hard rock, a 1987 live recording some month before their split)
Siggi Schwarz & The Electric Guitar Legends (2005, cd Woodstock, German hard rock)
Southern Culture on the Skids (2007, cd Countrypolitan Favorites)
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Re: how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby Jack Flash » 21 Sep 16, 7:50 am

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Re: how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby mugley » 21 Sep 16, 11:53 am

mugley wrote:Doug Williams (2002, cd Check It - Live at The Basement)



this guy had the best cover of it of all tho :D

he was also a helluva a football player and coach
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Re: how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby 420onthedot » 21 Sep 16, 2:24 pm

:lmao: A good song
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Re: how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby mugley » 24 Sep 16, 7:42 am

John Loudermilk passed away earlier this week on the 21st, may he RIP

this is some of the other songs he wrote

"Abilene" (a hit for George Hamilton IV)
"Angela Jones" (a hit in the US for Johnny Ferguson and in the UK for Michael Cox)
"A Rose and a Baby Ruth" (a hit for George Hamilton IV)
"Bad News" (covered by Johnny Cash, and by Johnny Winter)
"Big Daddy ('s Alabamy Bound)" (covered by Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, the Willis Brothers)
"Blue Train" (George Hamilton IV – 1972)
"Break My Mind" (covered by George Hamilton IV, Anne Murray, Sammy Davis, Jr, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Gram Parsons, Wreckless Eric, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Vern Gosdin and The Box Tops)
"Ebony Eyes" (a hit for The Everly Brothers)
"Everything's Alright" (a #16 Billboard hit for The Newbeats)
"Google Eye" (a hit for The Nashville Teens)
"The Great Snowman" (Bob Luman)
"Hey Ma ! (Hide The Daughter)" a single for "Little" Jimmy Dickens 1959
"He's Just a Scientist" (a notable recording by John D. Loudermilk himself)
"I Hear It Now" (a notable recording by John D. Loudermilk himself)
"I Wanna Live" (a hit for Glen Campbell)
"I'll Never Tell" (recorded by Roy Orbison)
"Indian Reservation" (a hit for Don Fardon and later for Paul Revere and The Raiders; also included in "Indian Outlaw")
"Norman" (a hit for Sue Thompson)
"Paper Tiger" (a hit for Sue Thompson)
"Road Hog" (1962, A Portuguese version called "O Calhambeque" released in 1963 by Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos is a very big hit in Brazil, well known to the public till today; same story in France with Joe Dassin's version "Bip bip" in 1964)
"Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" (a hit for Sue Thompson)(covered by Boney M)
"Sittin' in the Balcony" ( a hit for Eddie Cochran)
"Sun Glasses", (recorded in 1965 by Skeeter Davis, and in 1967 by Sandy Posey, became a hit in UK in 1984 for Tracey Ullman)
"Talk Back Trembling Lips" (a hit for Johnny Tillotson)
"The Language of Love"
"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (a hit for The Casinos, also recorded by Johnny Nash)
"This Little Bird" (a hit for Marianne Faithfull and The Nashville Teens)
"Thou Shalt Not Steal" (a hit for Dick and Dee Dee)
"Tobacco Road" (a hit for The Nashville Teens (1964); also recorded by Lou Rawls (1963, 1966), the Blues Magoos (1966), Jefferson Airplane (1966), Rare Earth (1969), Edgar Winter's White Trash (1970), David Lee Roth (1985) and many more)
"Top 40, News, Weather and Sports" recorded 1961 by Mark Dinning
"Torture" (a hit for Kris Jensen)
"Turn Me On" (made famous by Norah Jones' cover)
"Waterloo" (a hit for Stonewall Jackson)
"Weep No More My Baby" (B-side to Brenda Lee's hit "Sweet Nothin's")
"What A Woman in Love Won't Do" (Sandy Posey)
"Windy and Warm" (Played by guitarist Chet Atkins)
"You Call It Joggin' (I Call It Runnin' Around) (recorded by Mose Allison)
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Re: how many covers of Tobacco Road do you think there is?

Postby Jack Flash » 24 Sep 16, 1:31 pm

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