Mark James, the song’s author, recorded it in 1968. Elvis Presley covered it very successfully in 1969 with the same producer and a very similar arrangement.
The Fine Young Cannibals covered it in 1985 and Dwight Yoakam recorded it in 1992.
Tommy Johnson’s original recording was made in 1928. Big Maceo recorded it in 1945. Bonnie Raitt covered it on her first album in 1971. Her version is closer to Tommy Johnson’s.
The Flying Burrito Brothers recorded the original version in 1969. Uncle Tupelo covered it in 1990 but their acoustic version was not released until a reissue of No Depression in 2003. Dwight Yoakam covered it in 1988 with k.d. lang. Beck and Emmylou Harris recorded it on the 1999 Gram Parsons tribute Return of the Grievous Angel.
The original version of “C’mon Everybody” was by Eddie Cochran from 1958.
NRBQ covered it as the first song on their first album in 1969.
The original version was by George Jones and Melba Montgomery from 1963. Here’s more on the history of the recording.
John Prine and Iris Dement covered it in 1999. I really like the way Southern Culture on the Skids makes it loud and fast in their 2007 cover.
Randy Newman wrote the song in 1966. It was originally recorded by Eric Burdon. Newman’s version appeared in 1970. Three Dog Night had a number one record with it, also in 1970. Their version is much closer to Burdon’s recording than Newman’s.
The original version is by Merle Haggard from 1965. Rosanne Cash covered it in 1981.
I love the line “You’re turning down the flame of love to low”