“I Don’t Want to Cry” was co-written by Chuck Jackson; his recording was released in 1961. Eddie Floyd covered it on the Knock on Wood album backed by the great Stax musicians in 1967.
(check out the drum and horn part at 1:11
“Mardi Gras in New Orleans” is probably Professor Longhair’s best known song and he recorded it several times starting in 1949. New Orleans artists covered it. Fats Domino covered it in 1953. Allen Toussaint covered it in 2016
“When Will I Be Loved” was written by Phil Everly and recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960. There are several excellent covers, all with Everly Brothers style harmonies. Linda Ronstadt’s 1975 version was even more successful than the original.
The Everly Brothers were popular in the United Kingdom and there are several covers recorded there: The Bunch (Sandy Denny, lead vocal, 1972) and Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds (1980).
For you young folks, “A-11” is about a song – it refers to the song number on a jukebox.
It was followed by a Buck Owens version in 1964.
Recent covers include Richard Thompson and Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn (2012).
“Let’s Stick Together” was recorded by the song’s writer Wilbert Harrison in 1962. He re-recorded it in 1969 as “Let’s Work Together” which was more successful. Canned Heat covered the new song in 1970 – it’s in a current Amazon TV commercial. Bryan Ferry covered “Let’s Stick Together” in 1976. Dwight Yoakam covered “Let’s Work Together” in 1990.
The original version of “Mockingbird” was by the sister and brother duo Inez and Charlie Foxx in 1963.
There was a popular cover in 1973 by Carly Simon and her then husband James Taylor. Simon does well but Taylor is horrible. He has no feel for R&B which he also proved on his terrible cover of “How Sweet it Is”. Stick to folk and country, James!
Taj Mahal did a much better version in 1993 with Etta James.