The Albert King song "Born Under A Bad Sign" covered by

"Born Under a Bad Sign" is a blues song written by Booker T. Jones and William Bell, and recorded by American blues singer and guitarist Albert King in 1967. Called "a timeless staple of the blues", the song also had strong crossover appeal to the rock audience with its bass and guitar harmony line and topical astrology reference. "Born Under a Bad Sign" became an R&B chart hit for King and numerous blues and other musicians have made it perhaps the most recorded Albert King song. -- Wikipedia

The Albert King song Born Under a Bad Sign was covered by ...

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  • The Dirty Blues Band covered the song on their 1967 eponymous album.
  • British rock group Cream covered it on their 1968 album "Wheels of Fire". According to an interview with Clapton by the BBC, Cream's record company, which also distributed Stax records, asked the group to record the song. Their rendition follows Albert King's, except for Jack Bruce combining two verses into "I've been down ever since I was ten" and an extended guitar solo by Eric Clapton.
  • Paul Butterfield covered it on his 1968 album "The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw".
  • Co-writer Booker T. & The MG's covered it on their 1968 album "Soul Limbo".
  • Co-writer William Bell covered it on his 1969 album "Bound to Happen".
  • Big Mama Thornton covered it on her 1969 album "Stronger Than Dirt".
  • Rita Coolidge covered it on his 1971 eponymous album.
  • Magic Slim covered it on his 1977 album "Born on a Bad Sign".
  • The Pat Travers Band covered it on its 1980 album "Crash and Burn".
  • The Riff Burglars covered it on their 1983 album "Swag".
  • M.D.C. covered it on their 1988 compilation "More Dead Cops 1981-1987".
  • Robben Ford covered it on his 1988 album "Talk to Your Daughter".
  • Dan Castellaneta (as Homer Simpson) covered it for the 1990 album "The Simpsons Sing the Blues".
  • Big Fat Mama covered it on her 1990 album "Let Us ... Live!"
  • Paul Rodgers (feat. Neal Schon) covered it on his 1993 album "Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters".
  • A cover by Jimi Hendrix is included on the 1990 compilation "Blues"
  • Pappo's Blues released a spanish version as "Nacido Bajo un Signo Malo" on his 1992 album "Blues Local".
  • Koko Taylor with Buddy Guy covered it on his 1993 album "Force Of Nature".
  • Buddy Miles Express covered it in their 1994 album " Hell And Back".
  • Jack Bruce covered it on his 1994 album "Cities of the Heart".
  • MC5 covered it on their 1994 album "Power Trip".
  • The Neville Brothers with Buddy Guy covered it on the 1995 compilation "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead".
  • Sarasota Slim covered it on his 1996 album "Deep in the Southern Trenches - Live in '95".
  • Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band covered it on their 1997 album "Dirty Pool".
  • The Mulens Portland Combo covered it on its 1997 album "Mulen Live".
  • Etta James covered it on her 1998 album "Life, Love & The Blues".
  • The Al Jones Blues Band covered it on its 1999 album "Sharper Than a Tack".
  • Sonny Moorman covered it on its 1999 album "By Request".
  • Tino Gonzales covered it on his 2001 album "Modern Day Hobo".
  • Seppo Valjakka covered it on his 2001 album "Blackbird".
  • Siggi Schwarz & The Electricguitar Legends covered it on Vol.1 of their 2004 eponymous compilation.
  • Blue Cheer covered it on their 2007 album "What Doesn't Kill You..."
  • The Windy City Revups covered it on their 2008 album "Live in Chicago".
  • Motor City Josh & the Big 3 covered it on their 2008 album "Covered Up".
  • Robin Trower covered it on his 2013 album "Roots and Branches".
  • Paul Rodgers covered it on his 2014 album "The Royal Sessions".
  • Nina Simone covered it during one of her Live Euro Concerts.


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