“Sing Me Back Home” was written and recorded by Merle Haggard. It was released in 1967. It has been covered in versions not released at the time in 1969 by the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. There’s a version from the 1990s (not on YouTube) by the Jayhawks which appears to be inspired by the Flying Burrito Brothers versions.
The Byrds (live)
The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Flying Burrito Brothers (faster version)
“That’s How Strong My Love Is” was written by Roosevelt Jamison and originally recorded by O. V. Wright in 1964. The most famous version was by Otis Redding from 1965. The Rolling Stones also recorded it in 1965. A fine slow version which salutes the 1960s was recorded by Taj Mahal in 1993.
Tribute to Roosevelt Jamison by Peter Guralnick
O. V. Wright
The Rolling Stones
“One Fine Day” was written by Carole King and her husband Gerry Goffin. The Chiffons made it a hit in 1963. King later recorded it herself in 1980.
Carole King (live 1981)
The original version of “I Fought the Law” was recorded by the Crickets in 1959. The most famous version was the 1965 one by the Bobby Fuller Four.
The Clash blasted through it in 1978 with a great guitar solo. It was their first single released in the US.
Green Day covered it in 2004.
Bobby Fuller Four
An interview with the songwriter, Sonny Curtis
“Wooly Bully” was originally recorded by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs in 1965. It was their biggest hit but they have many other songs worth listening too, the best of which are collected on Pharaohization.
It was covered (in French!) by Michael Doucet and Cajun Brew in 1987.
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs on TV
Michael Doucet and Cajun Brew
“Are You Lonely for Me” was written by Bert Berns and recorded by Freddie Scott in 1966. The cover versions include a great one by Al Green (1971) and Philadelphia band Sweet Stavin Chain (1970).
Sweet Stavin Chain
The original version was by the Byrds on their landmark 1968 country-influenced Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Gram Parsons wrote the song but legal reasons prevented his vocal from being used.
Wilco blasted it in a loud cover on a 1999 Parsons tribute album.