Covers: You Don’t Miss Your Water

songwriter:  William Bell

Bell recorded the original version of “You Don’t Miss Your Water” in 1961 for Stax Records.  Covers include Otis Redding (1965), King Curtis (1967), The Byrds (1968), Taj Mahal (1968), Otis Clay (1968) Percy Sledge, Johnny Adams (1998) and a live version by Sturgill Simpson from 2017.

William Bell

Otis Redding

King Curtis

The Byrds (released version)

The Byrds  (Gram Parsons vocal)

Taj Mahal

Otis Clay

Percy Sledge

Johnny Adams

William Bell at the White House

Sturgill Simpson

 

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