Many songs get covered or re-interpreted, the covers often being more successful than the original.

Here are some cover versions of one song along with the original, let us know in the comments which is your favourite, or if you don’t like any of them.

“Mean Old ‘Frisco Blues” is a song written by Arthur Crudup and released as a 1942 single.

It has been covered by many acts including:

BB King on a 1959 single.

Lightnin’ Hopkins on his 1961 album “Lightnin'”.

Jimmy Witherspoon on his 1963 album “Baby, Baby, Baby”.

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee o theri 1965 album “Home Town Blues”.

Eric Clapton on his 1977 album “Slowhand”.

Muddy Waters on his 1981 album “King Bee”.

Derek and The Dominos on the 1988 “Crossroads” 4 set CD release.

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