Friday, October 19, 2012

ROCK Sex: "Early In The Morning" - Louis Jordan > Elmore James > Emitt Rhodes > Nilsson > Gap Band

ROCK Sex faces each new day with a song.

Today, another cycle of 'same title, different song'!


Blues lament by the great Sonny Boy Williamson.

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON -"Early In the Morning" (1937)

A different song, swaying between Barrelhouse and Mambo, by the devious Louis Jordan.

LOUIS JORDAN -"Early In the Morning" (1947)

Here's a fierce guitar workout of the Sonny Boy Williamson song by Rock pioneer Elmore James.

ELMORE JAMES -"Early In the Morning" (1953)

A Gospel-soaked Pop original by Bobby Darin, that had to compete with Buddy Holly's cover version!

BOBBY DARIN -"Early In the Morning" (live, 1957)

A pretty Folk ode.

PETER, PAUL, and MARY -"Early In the Morning" (1962)

Perfect Pop by Emitt Rhodes and company.

THE MERRY-GO-ROUND -"Early In the Morning" (1968)

A Baroque Pop hit.

VANITY FARE -"Early In the Morning" (1969)

An ethereal cover of the Louis Jordan song by the One-Man-Beatles.

HARRY NILSSON -"Early In the Morning" (1971)

Electro Funk by the mighty dance masters, with Blues licks.

THE GAP BAND -"Early In the Morning" (1982)

A fiery Garage Punk cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's song.

THE GORIES -"Early In the Morning" (1990)

A song as bright as a new day should be.

JAMES VINCENT McMORROW -"Early In the Morning, I'll Come Calling"" (2010)

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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