B.B. King - Everyday I have the blues

First performance: 23/11/1971


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:  
 
1971-11-23 - NEW PLAZA THEATER, LINDEN, NJ

One four hour show. Bruce makes an unadvertised guest appearance at this quadruple billing concert featuring local groups The Rich Baron Band, Taylors Mills Road, Tumbleweed and Psychotic Blues Band. Bruce had been invited to the gig by Pat Karwin, the lead guitarist of Tumbleweed and participates (on lead guitar) in a 30-minute end-of-show 'jam' that included a line-up of Springsteen, Karwin, and members of Psychotic Blues Band. Bruce participates on extended versions of The Yardbirds and B.B. King classics mentioned under. Tinker West organized and managed the sound equipment for this show.
 
 

Songinfo

"Every Day I Have the Blues" is a blues song that has been performed in a variety of styles. An early version of the song is attributed to Pinetop Sparks and his brother Milton. It was first performed in the taverns of St. Louis by the Sparks brothers and was recorded July 28, 1935 by Pinetop with Henry Townsend on guitar. The song is a twelve-bar blues that features Pinetop's piano and falsetto vocal. The opening verse includes the line "Every day, every day I have the blues." After a reworking of the song by Memphis Slim in 1949, it became a blues standard with renditions recorded by numerous artists. Four different versions of "Every Day I Have the Blues" have reached the Top Ten of the Billboard R&B chart and two—one by the Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams and one by B.B. King—have received Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. In 2019, it was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame as a "Classic of Blues Recording".
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Everyday, everyday I have the blues
Ooh everyday, everyday I have the blues
When you see me worryin' baby, yeah it's you I hate to lose
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Well worries and trouble darling,
Babe you know I've had my share
Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday
Everyday, everyday I have the blues
When you see me worryin' baby, yeah it's you I hate to lose
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Whoa nobody loves me, nobody seems to care
Well worries and trouble darling, babe you know I've had my share