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Eddie Cochran covers 1957-2006
 

Billy Forrest and The Giants

78 rpm - His Masters Voice SAB 379 - 1957
Original South-Africa release
His Masters Voice SAB 379
Dark Lonely Street / My Heart And I

The Vipers

45 rpm - Parlophone 45-R 4484 - 1958
Original UK release
Parlophone 45-R 4484
Summertime Blues / Liverpool Blues

Carl Smith

45 promo rpm - Columbia 4-41642 - April 1960
Original USA release
Columbia 4-41642
Cut Across Shorty / Why Did You Come My Way

Rikki Henderson
78 rpm - Embassy WB 399 - May 1960
Original UK release
Embassy WB 399 Embassy WB 399
The Urge / Three Steps To Heaven

SPIC & SPAN
45 rpm - LEN Records 1013 - July 1961
Original USA release
LEN Records 1013
Summertime Blues / End Up With The Blues

The Beach Boys
From the album 'Surfin' Safari'
Long Play - Capitol T-1808 - 10 January 1962
Original USA release
The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari - T-1808 
Summertime Blues

 The Legends
45 rpm - Capitol 5014 - July 1963
Original USA release
Capitol 5014
Run To The Movies / Summertime Blues

The All-Niters
promo 45 rpm - GMA 1 - 1964
Original USA release
GMA 1
You Talk Too Much / Summertime Blues

Dave Curtiss And The Tremors
45 rpm - PHILIPS BF 1330 - 1964
Original UK release
PHILIPS BF 1330
Summertime Blues / I'm A Hog For You Baby

The Trophies
USA 45 rpm - NORK 79908 - 1964
Original USA release
NORK 79908
Walking The Dog / Somethin' Else

Merv Benton
45 rpm - Marvel GHGB 401 - August 1965
Original Australia release
Marvel GHGB 401
Twenty Flight Rock / Yield Not To Temptation
 
 
 

The Apolloes
USA 45 rpm - S Records SR 001 - Probably 1966
Original USA release
S Records SR 001
Gone / Summertime Blues

Blue Cheer
45 rpm - Philips PH.40516 - January 1968
Original USA release
Philips PH.40516
Summertime Blues / Out Of Focus
 
 
 

The Lords
45 rpm - Colombia C 23 892 - 1968
Original German release
Colombia C 23 892 Colombia C 23 892
Good Time Music / Somethin' Else

NRBQ
45 rpm - CBS 4501 - 1969
Netherlands release
CBS 4501 CBS 4501
C'mon Everybody / Rocket Number 9

The Who
45 rpm - Track Record 2094-002 - 1970
Original UK release
Track Record 2094-002
Summertime Blues / Heaven And Hell
 
The Who's version of 'Summertime Blues' appears on the 1970 album Live at Leeds. Their version is done in a more aggressive (and louder) style than the original, and is so well-known that many people mistakenly think of "Summertime Blues" as an original by The Who. It is played in the key of A major and on the 3rd verse modulates up to B major. This version features John Entwistle singing the vocal parts of the boss, the father, and the congressman in his trademark bass growl, in addition to playing the bass guitar. The track features the original four-man Who lineup of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend. Another live version from The Who is featured in the concert and documentary film "Woodstock". "Summertime Blues" was a staple of Who concerts between 1967 and 1976 with intermittent appearances thereafter. Other Who versions can be found on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, Odds & Sods, 30 Years of Maximum R&B, and the CD release of Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Wikipedia).
 
 
 

U.F.O
45 rpm - DECCA DL 25 450 - 1970
Germany release
DECCA DL 25 450
C'mon Everybody / Timothy
 
 
 

Burch Ray
45 rpm - Boot Records BT 050 - 1972
Canadian release
Boot Records BT 050
Summertime Blues / Woman On My Mind
 
 
 

The Rattles
45 rpm - DECCA 84.129 - 1973
Original German release
DECCA 84.129
Somethin' Else / Devil's Son

Neon Rose
45 rpm - PHILIPS 6015 083 - 1974
UK release
PHILIPS 6015 083
Sensation / Cīmon Everybody

Showaddywaddy
45 rpm - BELL 1426 - 1975
Original UK release
BELL 1426 (promo) BELL 1426 (Arista)
Three Steps To Heaven / The Party
 
 
 

The Sorrows
45 rpm - Telefunken 6.12020 AC - 1977
German release
Telefunken 6.12020 AC
Cīmon Everybody / Let's Have A Party

Jim Mundy
45 rpm - Hill Country HC-778 - 1977
Original USA release
Hill Country HC-778
Summertime Blues / Gilpen Country Sidewalks

The Flying Lizards
45 rpm - Virgin Records VS 230 - 1978
Original UK release
Virgin Records VS 230
Cīmon Everybody / All Guitars

Bobby Peck
45 rpm - EMI 2850 - 1978
Original UK release
EMI 2850
Summertime Blues (Bobby Peck) / Sweet Huckolation (Eric Boat)

Sex Pistols
45 rpm - Virgin Records VS 240 - 1979
Original UK release
Virgin Records VS 240 Virgin Records VS 240
Something Else
Released on 9 February 1979 'Something Else' reached the #3 spot in the UK .
 
 
 

Sex Pistols
45 rpm - Virgin Records VS 272 - 1979
Original UK release
Virgin Records VS 272 Virgin Records VS 272
Cīmon Everybody / God Save The Queen Symphony
Released on 22 June 1979 'C'mon Everybody' reached the #3 spot in the UK .
 
 
 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers
promo 45 rpm - MCA Records MCA-41117 - 1979
Original USA release
MCA Records MCA-41117 MCA Records MCA-41117
My Way / My Way (same song on both sides)

Stray Cats
From the album 'Stray Cats'
Long Play - Arista STRAY 1 - February 1981
Original UK release
Arista STRAY 1 
Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Canada 45 rpm - CBS E4-8499 - 1982
Original Canada release
CBS E4-8499
Summertime Blues / Boardwalk

The Rolling Stones
45 rpm - Rolling Stones Records RSR 111 - September 1982
Original UK release
Rolling Stones Records RSR 111 Rolling Stones Records RSR 111
Time Is On My Side (live) / Twenty Flight Rock (live)
The single with A-side 'Time Is On My Side' rose to number 62 on the UK charts. Tracks are taken from the the album 'Still Life - American Concert 1981'.
 
 
 

Ernst Schultz
45 rpm - ARIOLA 104193 - 1983
Original Germany
 release
ARIOLA 104193
Summertime Blues / Mit Dem Fahrrad Zum Orinoko

Boomer Castleman
45 rpm - SRO-218 - 1986
Original USA release
SRO-218
Summertime Blues / Summertime Blues (same song on both sides)

Greg Michaels and the Allies Boulevard Band
45 rpm - Fraternity F-3587 - 1991
Original USA release
Fraternity F-3587
Short Road To Love / Cut Across Shorty

Stray Cats
From the album 'Original Cool'
CD - Essential ESS CD 208 - 1993
Original UK release
Essential ESS CD 208 
Twenty Flight Rock / Somethin Else
 
 
 

Alan Jackson
45 rpm - Arista 12697-7 - 1994
Original USA release
Arista 12697-7
Summertime Blues / Hole In The Wall
Alan Jackson's version of 'Summertime Blues' was recorded for his 1994 album 'Who I Am', released in 1994, reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 (equivalent to #104 on the Billboard Hot 100) (Wikipedia).
 
 
 

Little Richard & Tanya Tucker
From the album 'Rhythm Country and Blues' (various artists)
CD - MCA MCAD 10965 - 1994
Original USA release
MCA MCAD 10965
Somethin Else
 
 
 
 
 
Little Richard and Tanya Tucker at the 1994 Country Music Association Awards show broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
 

Led Zeppelin
From the DVD 'Woodstock - The Director's Cut'
DVD - Warner Brothers 085391354925 - 26 March 1997
Original USA release
DVD- Woodstock The Director's Cut - Warner Brothers 085391354925 
Summertime Blues
recorded live at Woodstock 17 August 1969
 
 
 
The Who performing Eddie Cochran's 1958 classic Summertime Blues live on stage on the Woodstock festival in August 1969.
 

The Who
From the album 'Odds & Sods'
CD - Polydor 5397912 - 10 March 1998
Original UK release
The Who - Odds & Sods - Polydor 5397912 
Summertime Blues / My Way
studio versions recorded 1967 

Paul McCartney
From the DVD 'Live at The Cavern Club'
DVD - MPL IX0384MPBXD - 2000
Original UK release
DVD - Paul McCartney - Live at The Cavern Club - MPL IX0384MPBXD 
Twenty Flight Rock
recorded live at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, 14 December 1999

Led Zeppelin
From the DVD 'Led Zeppelin'
DVD - Atlantic 0349701982 - May 2003
Original UK release
DVD - Led Zeppelin - Atlantic 0349701982 
C'mon Everybody / Somethin' Else
recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970
 
 
 
Led Zeppelin at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 January 1970 performing Eddie Cochran's 1959 classic 'C'mon Everybody'.
 
 
 
Led Zeppelin at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 January 1970 performing Eddie Cochran's 1959 classic 'Somethin Else'. 
 

Stray Cats
From the album 'Rumble In Brixton'
CD - Surf Dog Records 44063-2 - 2004
Original USA release
Stray Cats - Rumble In Brixton - 44063-2 
Twenty Flight Rock

Snoop Dogg vs. Eddie Cochran
Doggystyle / Star Trak / Geffen - 2006
Original USA release
Doggystyle / Star Trak / Geffen
'C'mon Everybody Drop It Like It's Hot' (mashed up by DJ PRINCE)
Snoop Dogg's version of 'C'mon Everybody' is technically spoken not a cover version as only the rhythm track of 'C'mon Everybody' is sampled.
 
 
 

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Terry Gordon (Rockin' Country Style) for scan of Capitol 5014 (Udo Frank). Uli Kisker for the scan of 'C'mon Everybody Drop It Like It's Hot'.