1964-1967 with Steve Winwood as lead singer
Every Little Bit Hurts (Cobb): Brenda Holloway [‘64, Tamla 54094]
Searchin’ (Leiber, Stoller): the Coasters [‘57, Atco 6087]
I Can’t Stand It (McAllister): the Soul Sisters [‘64, Sue 799]
Dimples (Hooker, Bracken): John Lee Hooker [‘56, Vee Jay 205]
Look Away (Meade, Russell): Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters [‘64, United Artists 773]
Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell): Ray Charles [‘60, ABC-Paramount 10135], a song from the ‘30s *
My Babe (Hatfield, Medley): the Righteous Brothers [‘63, Moonglow 223]
Watch Your Step (Parker): Bobby Parker [‘61, V-Tone 223]
You Must Believe Me (Mayfield): the Impressions [‘64, ABC-Paramount 10581]
Strong Love (Brown, Malone, Silvers): the Malibus [‘65, Sure Shot 5008]
Please Do Something (Covay, Miller): Don Covay [‘65, Atlantic 2286]
Let Me Down Easy (Holloway, McDougal): Betty LaVette [‘65, Calla 102]
This Hammer (The Hammer Song) (trad., arr. Davis, Winwood, Winwood, York) - ‘Take This Hammer’ Leadbelly [’41, Asch 101], Big Bill Broonzy [’57, The Big Bill Broonzy Story, Vol. 2 Verve 3002], Odetta [’57, Odetta at the Gate of Horn Tradition TLP-1025], Lonnie Donegan [’59, Lonnie Rides Again Pye NPL 18043]. It was later recorded by Mark Knopfler & the Notting Hillbillies as ‘Railroad Worksong’. attributed to Knopfler.
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Cox): Nina Simone [’60, Colpix 158]; made popular by Bessie Smith in 1929 [Columbia 14451] *
Jump Back (Thomas): Rufus Thomas [‘64, Stax 157]
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Seneca, Lee): Ike & Tina Turner [‘61, Sue 749]
I’m Blue (Gong Gong Song) (Turner): the Ikettes [‘62, Atco 6212]
I’m Getting Better (Bruce): possibly Jimmy Hughes [‘64, Fame 6404] - writer Ed Bruce is a country artist and songwriter who began recording in the late ‘60s [‘67, RCA Victor 47-9155]
She Put the Hurt On Me (Nelson): Prince La La [‘61, A.F.O. 301]
Drown In My Tears (Glover): Ray Charles [‘56, Atlantic 1085], originally Sonny Thompson, feat. Lula Reed [‘51, King 4527]
I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Babcock): Johnny Rivers [‘66, Imperial 66175], from Stonewall Jackson [‘65, Columbia 43197]
Since I Met You Baby (Hunter): Ivory Joe Hunter [‘56, Atlantic 1111]
Midnight Special (trad.): much recorded traditional song, including by Leadbelly [‘35, AFS 133A and ‘40, Victor 27266] *
Mean Woman Blues (Demetrius): Roy Orbison had the hit [‘63, Monument 824] *
Dust My Broom (James, Johnson); Elmore James [’52, Trumpet 146], from Robert Johnson ‘I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom’ [‘36, ARC 7-04-81]
When a Man Loves a Woman (Lewis, Wright): Percy Sledge [‘66, Atlantic 2326]
Neighbor, Neighbor (Valier or Meaux): Jimmy Hughes [‘66, Fame 1003]
Take This Hurt Off Me (Covay, Miller): Don Covay [‘64, Rosemart 802]
Midnight Train (Roy, Hicks)
Blues in F (P. Bishop)