Here’s “Send Me Some Lovin'” in honor of the late Little Richard who originated it.
This is a list of cover versions from Second Hand Songs. I just discovered this site and it looks great.
Little Richard, who died yesterday was a huge influence on the Beatles. He covered “I Saw Her Standing There”.
Millie Small, who recorded the most popular version of “My Boy Lollipop” died on May 5. 2020.
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” was originally released by Nina Simone in 1964. The best known rock version was by the Animals from 1964. Elvis Costello covered it in 1986.
Nine Pound Hammer was written and recorded by country artist Merle Travis (1946) as “”Nine Pound Hammer is Too Heavy”. It is an adaptation of “Take This Hammer”, a prison, logging and railroad worksong. I know it best from John Prine’s 1973 version. I believe the acoustic guitar solo on it is by Steve Goodman.
“Almost Saturday Night” is a John Fogerty song from 1975. The 1981 cover by Dave Edmunds had more success on the charts.
“Heartaches by the Number” was most popular in the 1959 version by Guy Michell. Modern artists like Dwight Yoakam and Rosanne Cash have kept it alive.