Back a little later this week! This time, I have three songs named “Gypsy Woman” for you to listen to.
Muddy recorded this song on his 1973 album Can’t Get No Grindin’ and called it “Mother’s Bad Luck Child.” I think he did that to see if anyone was paying attention. Either that or he forgot he had written this one. From 1948, featuring Sunnyland Slim on piano.
Written by Curtis Mayfield and recorded by The Impressions in 1961, the song reached #2 on the R&B chart, #20 on the Hot 100, and #17 on the Cash Box chart. Brian Hyland covered it in 1970 and took it to #3 on the Hot 100.
The B side of his 1963 single “String Along,” it failed to reach the Top 40 on its own, coming in at #62 on the Hot 100.
So there are our three contestants. Here are your instructions:
- Listen to the three songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Wednesday, April 22, so be sure and cast your vote by then.
The lines are now open. Best of luck to Muddy Waters, The Impressions, and Ricky Nelson!