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SONGS THAT AEROSMITH HAS COVERED

On this page you will find info on the songs that are not Aerosmith originals. Detailed information about songs Aerosmith have covered on (I) albums or (II) have played live. Hopefully this will broader the reader's knowledge about the original song, and perhaps inspire to go out and purchase the original versions...


 WALKING THE DOG
Aerosmith [1973]
Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
The Rolling Stones
RATT

COMPOSED  BY: Rufus Thomas (1963)
ORIGINALLY BY: RUFUS THOMAS
COVERED     BY: The Rolling Stones, Ratt. According to allmusic.com, also Rick Derringer, Steve Marriott, Roger Daltrey, Spirit, The Troggs and more...

SONG HISTORY: This dance song was a hit for Rufus Thomas in 1963. It appeared on his "Walking The Dog" album and has appeared on numerous other Thomas LPs. The Rolling Stones covered the track on their first LP (1964). Also by Aerosmith influenced band, Ratt, on their debut LP "Ratt" (1983)

AEROSMITH: A song in the setlist of Aerosmith's first gig at Nipmuc Regional High School, Nov. 6 1970.


 TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'
Get Your Wings [1974]

COMPOSED  BY: Howie Kay/Louis Mann/Tiny Bradshaw
ORIGINALLY BY: JOHNNY BURNETTE AND HIS ROCK AND ROLL TRIO
COVERED     BY: The Yardbirds, Tiny Bradshaw, Hanoi Rocks, Motörhead

SONG HISTORY: First made famous by the rockability act Johnny Burnette and his Rock and Roll Trio in 1956 (see the album "Rockabilly Boogie"). A version by one of the composers, Tiny Bradshaw appears on the album "Breakin' Up The House".

The Yardbird's first covered the song on their LP "Having A Rave Up with the Yardbirds Live" (1966). A studio version was also recorded around December, 1965, when the band featured Jeff Beck on guitar. This appears on the CD of original BBC recordings ("Yardbirds...On Air" and "Live at The BBC"). Jimmy Page joined the Yardbirds in June 1966 and left to form Led Zeppelin in August, 1968. The track would open Zeppelin shows during 1969.

AEROSMITH: It was a track The Jam Band (consisting of Perry and Hamilton) would play in the late 60s . It was also the closing number of the very first Aerosmith show and was a regular in the set for about 25 years. Aerosmith have jammed with major guitar greats on this track in the past: Jeff Beck (Anaheim 76) and Jimmy Page (Marquee and Donnington 90).


 BIG TEN INCH RECORD
Toys In The Attic [1975]
Bull Moose Jackson with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra - Risque Rhythms: Nasty 50's R&B

COMPOSED  BY: Fred Weismantel (1952)
ORIGINALLY BY: BULLMOOSE JACKSON

SONG HISTORY: R&Ber, Bull Moose Jackson recorded the suggestive song in the 1950s (see album "Bad Man Jackson That's Me"). A version also appears on the "Risque Rhythms: Nasty 50's R&B" by Jackson with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra..


 MILK COW BLUES
Draw The Line [1977]

COMPOSED  BY: Kokomo Arnold (1934)
ORIGINALLY BY: KOKOMO ARNOLD
COVERED     BY: Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Glen Campbell, Eddie Cochran

SONG HISTORY: It was the biggest hit for slide blues guitarist, Arnold and he went onto record 5 numbered versions.
Numerous artists covered the song: Glen Campbell, Eddie Cochran , Kinks ("Live At The Kelvin Hall", May 67) and Elvis Presley. Elvis' third single in January, 1955 was titled "MilkCow Blues Boogie"

AEROSMITH: Milk Cow Blues was played in the Aerosmith set as early as 1974 with Joe Perry on vocals.


 COME TOGETHER
Greatest Hits [1980] | Live! Bootleg [1978]
The Beatles - Abbey Road

COMPOSED  BY: John Lennon/Paul McCartney (1969)
ORIGINALLY BY: THE BEATLES
COVERED     BY:

SONG HISTORY: A song recorded by the Beatles and is on their Abbey Road album from '69. It was the B-side of the Beatles' single "Something".

AEROSMITH: Aerosmith appeared in the movie based on the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the baddies, the Future Villian Band. The band recorded "Come Together" with producer George Martin as part of the movie's soundtrack. It was recorded at George Martin Air Studios, London, UK, whilst in the UK for their Reading Festival appearance (August 1977). The track was later included on Aerosmith's Greatest Hits.


 I AIN'T GOT YOU
Live! Bootleg [1978]
The Yardbirds - For Your Love

COMPOSED  BY: Chris Carter
ORIGINALLY BY: JIMMY REED
COVERED     BY: The Yardbirds, The Animals, Billy Boy Arnold

SONG HISTORY: Influential blues harpist and performer, Jimmy Reed recorded the song in the 1950s ("Best of Jimmy Reed", 1977) as did blues harmonicist, Billy Boy Arnold ("I Wish You Would"). Appeared on the B-side of Yardbird's single released in Aug 64 when Eric Clapton was in the band and also appeared on numerous Yardbird's albums including the BBC Session CDs ("Yardbirds...On Air" and "Live at The BBC", - track recorded in March 65).

AEROSMITH: Jimmy Page jammed with Aerosmith on this track at The Marquee, London, UK in 1990.


 MOTHER POPCORN
Live! Bootleg [1978]

COMPOSED  BY: James Brown/Alfred Ellis (1969)
ORIGINALLY BY: JAMES BROWN
COVERED     BY: The Blues Brothers

SONG HISTORY: The full title of the song is "Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)". This Brown song was initially released in the USA, as a single and appeared on the album "Its a Mother" in '69. Alfred Ellis was the guitarist in Brown's band, The Fabulous Flames.

AEROSMITH: Aerosmith reintroduced the number in the set in 90s, combining it into a medley that leads in Walk This Way.


 REMEMBER (WALKING IN THE SAND)
Night In The Ruts [1979]
The Shangri-Las

COMPOSED  BY: George "Shadow" Morton (1964)
ORIGINALLY BY: THE SHANGRI-LAS
COVERED     BY: Patsy Cline, The Go-Gos, the Beach Boys

SONG HISTORY: Writer/producer Morton went on to discover The Shangri-Las. This track became their first hit, in 1964. It can be found on the CD, "Best of the Shangri-Las"


 REEFER HEAD WOMAN
Night In The Ruts [1979]
Bill ´´Jazz´´ Gillum - Bluebird Recordings 1934-1938

COMPOSED  BY: Lester Melrose/Joe Bennett/William Gillum
ORIGINALLY BY: BILL "JAZZ" GILLUM

SONG HISTORY: Bill "Jazz" Gillum (vcls), a top harmonica player in the '30s, recorded the song in the 1930s. A recording can be found on "Bluebird Recordings 1934-1938."
Lester Melrose had several roles as music publisher, RCA A&R man and a producer.


 THINK ABOUT IT
Night In The Ruts [1979]

COMPOSED  BY: Jeff Relf/Jimmy Page/Jim McCarty (1967)
ORIGINALLY BY: THE YARDBIRDS

SONG HISTORY: In the USA, it appeared on the album "Little Games" (Aug 67). A recording by the Yardbirds, in March 1968, appears on the CD of original BBC recordings ("Yardbirds...On Air" and "Live at The BBC"). "Think About It" was also the B-side of the last Yardbird's single in March 68.

AEROSMITH: The track was in the first show Aerosmith did in November 1970. Jimmy Page jammed with Aerosmith on this song at their Marquee 90 concert.


 CRY ME A RIVER
Rock In A Hard Place [1982]

COMPOSED  BY: Andy Hamilton
ORIGINALLY BY: JULIE LONDON
COVERED     BY: Joe Cocker, Barbara Streisand, Joan Baez, Diana Krall etc.

SONG HISTORY: It gave actress-singer Julie London her only million selling hit in 1955. Her version can be found on the release "Julie Is Her Name, Vol. 1-2".


 LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING
Done With Mirrors [1985]
The Joe Perry Project - Let The Music Do The Talking

COMPOSED  BY: Joe Perry
ORIGINALLY BY: THE JOE PERRY PROJECT

SONG HISTORY: Joe Perry first recorded this song with his own band, the Joe Perry Project, for his first solo album, "Let The Music Do The Talking", released in 1980.


 I'M DOWN
Permanent Vacation [1987]
The Beatles - Help! (single)

COMPOSED  BY: John Lennon/Paul McCartney (1965)
ORIGINALLY BY: THE BEATLES
COVERED     BY: Yes

SONG HISTORY: I'm Down was the B-side of the Beatles's 1965 No1, "Help!". It can be found on the Beatles Anthology 2. There's a live version of "I'm Down" on prog rock legends, Yes' "Yesyears."

AEROSMITH: It was a song the Beatles would end their performances with in the mid-60s and Aerosmith did likewise during shows including the song on the Permanent Vacation tour. The song was also performed as the last song on a couple of the early shows on the Just Push Play tour in 2001.


 ROCKING PNEUMONIA AND THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU
Less Than Zero [1987]

COMPOSED  BY: Huey "Piano" Smith (1957)
ORIGINALLY BY: HUEY "PIANO" SMITH
COVERED     BY: P.J. Proby, The Crickets, Johnny Winter

SONG HISTORY: The track was a million selling single for Smith and his band The Clowns and can be found on "More New Orleans Party Classics" (1999). The track was also covered by The Crickets in 1961 on their "In Style With the Crickets" album.

AEROSMITH: Aerosmith's version was first released on the movie soundtrack "Less Than Zero" in 1987, and was later included on the bonus disc of Box Of Fire.


 LOVE ME TWO TIMES
Air America (soundtrack) [1990]
The Doors - Strange Days

COMPOSED  BY: The Doors
ORIGINALLY BY: THE DOORS

SONG HISTORY: Appeared on the Doors' "Strange Days" album (Nov 67) and released as a single (Dec 67)

AEROSMITH: In the year 2000, Stoned Immaculate - The Music Of The Doors was released, featuring a new version of "Love Me Two Times", including Robbie Krieger on slide guitar and Ray Manzarek on keyboards. This one is different from that on the "Air America Soundtrack", that did not have Krieger and Manzarek on it. Aerosmith also performed the track as part of the MTV Unplugged session in Aug 90, but it was never broadcast.


 HELTER SKELTER
Pandora's Box [1991]
The Beatles (white album)

COMPOSED  BY: John Lennon/Paul McCartney (1968)
ORIGINALLY BY: THE BEATLES
COVERED     BY: Ian Gillan, U2, Motley Crue, Oasis

SONG HISTORY: Appeared originally on the album "The Beatles, a.k.a "The White Album"

AEROSMITH: In 1976/77, the track used to played as a medley within "Train Kept A Rollin'" although they did open a set with it, in London in 1976. It has also made a couple of odd appearances in the Aerosmith set since.


 ALL YOUR LOVE
Pandora's Box [1991]
Otis Rush - 1956-1958: His Cobra Recordings

COMPOSED  BY: Otis Rush (late 1950s)
ORIGINALLY BY: OTIS RUSH
COVERED     BY: John Mayall, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy

SONG HISTORY: The song, "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)", was recorded by Otis Rush during his debut blues recording period for the Cobra label during 1956-1958 (refer to "Otis Rush, 1956-1958: His Cobra Recordings").

AEROSMITH: A track played in the early days when starting out. Aerosmith played the track live with Ry Cooder in July 1993 in LA.


 RATTLESNAKE SHAKE
Pandora's Box [1991]
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On

COMPOSED  BY: Peter Green
ORIGINALLY BY: FLEETWOOD MAC

SONG HISTORY: The track appeared on the Sept 69 Fleetwood Mac album "Then Play On"

AEROSMITH: Rattlesnake Shake was the song that won the day when Steven Tallerico came to see The Jam Band play in 1970. It opened the set for Aerosmith's first concert and has since made the odd appearances over the years including the Mama Kins club gig of Dec 94. Rats In The Cellar owes a lot to this track.




SONG COVERS DONE LIVE
(in addition to the above)


 BLUE CHRISTMAS

COMPOSED  BY: Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson

SONG HISTORY: A USA hit for Russ Morgan in 1949. Elvis Presley scored a UK hit with it in 1964 taken from his 1957 "Elvis's Christmas album".

AEROSMITH: Aerosmith started incorporating the tune into the tail end of "Sweet Emotion" during the festive periods of their "Nine Lives" tour. Joe Perry recorded the tune on an album called "Merry Axemas"


 BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN

COMPOSED  BY: William Bell/Booker T. Jones

SONG HISTORY: A blues classic initially made famous by blues guitarist Albert Lee but covered by numerous blues guitarists in the '60's.

AEROSMITH: A short rendition of this was performed at a concert in Nijmegan in June, 1994 when the band returned for encores .


 COLD TURKEY
John Lennon - Live Peace in Toronto 1969 (live)
John Lennon - Sometime in New York City/Live Jam

COMPOSED  BY: John Lennon
ORIGINALLY BY: THE PLASTIC ONO BAND

SONG HISTORY: During Beatles inactivity, Lennon worked with Yoko Ono and later formed the Plastic Ono Band which this song was a hit for. It appeared on the band's "Live Peace in Toronto 1969 (live)" album which had Clapton guesting on guitar and later on Lennon's "Sometime in New York City/Live Jam" (Jun 72)

AEROSMITH: Played in the early years in the Aerosmith set (1970).


 DAZED AND CONFUSED
Led Zeppelin

COMPOSED  BY: Jimmy Page
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: From the first Led Zeppelin album (1969)

AEROSMITH: A segment of "Dazed and Confused" was interwoven into the guitar solos of "Sweet Emotion" during 1990s. They also played it once as an intro to Walk This Way on a TV show (3/97)


 GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES
Led Zeppelin

COMPOSED  BY: John Bonham/John Paul Jones/Jimmy Page
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: From the first Led Zeppelin album (1969). "Good Times Bad Times" was released as a single b/w "Communication Breakdown" in USA in March 1969

AEROSMITH: "Good Times Bad Times" was a song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period.


 GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

COMPOSED  BY: Otis Blackwell/J. Hammer

SONG HISTORY: Otis Blackwell was one of the greatest Rock and Roll songwriters, penning hits for Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard, Peggy Lee etc (see "All Shook Up", 1977 for a his version of this song).
A monster hit immortalised by Jerry Lee Lewis in late 1957. First appeared on the album "Jerry Lee Lewis Vol.2" and later on numerous Lewis compliations.
One of those songs played live at millions of concerts when bands want to get down to grass roots rock'n'roll and turns up on numerous live albums.

AEROSMITH: A song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period.


 HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO
The Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer

COMPOSED  BY: Jeff Beck/John McCarty?
ORIGINALLY BY: THE YARDBIRDS

SONG HISTORY: Appeared on the 1966 self titled album, "The Yardbirds" in the UK, which was released in the USA as "Over Under Sideways Down." The album was reissued under the title "Roger The Engineer" in 1983. The song was also released as a single in late '66

AEROSMITH: A song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period.


 HEARTBREAK HOTEL

COMPOSED  BY: Mae Boren Axton/Tony Durden/Elvis Presley
ORIGINALLY BY: ELVIS PRESLEY

SONG HISTORY: Elvis's first big hit, released March 56 with the track featuring in his 1956 feature film "Love Me Tender". On album, the track appeared on the OST of "Heartbreak Hotel" (1956) and "Elvis Golden Records" (1958).

AEROSMITH: A track Joe Perry would sing during his early Joe Perry Project days. It was sung by Perry during an Aerosmith concert at Alpine Valley, 97, on the 20th anniversary of Presley's death.


 HEARTBREAKER
Led Zeppelin II

COMPOSED  BY: Led Zeppelin (Page/Plant/Bonham/Jones)
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: A track on the classic album "Led Zeppelin II" (Oct 69).

AEROSMITH: Segment started to appear in the guitar solos of "Sweet Emotion" during later part of "Nine Lives" tour.


 HONKY TONK WOMAN
The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya's Out

COMPOSED  BY: Keith Richard/Mick Jagger
ORIGINALLY BY: THE ROLLING STONES

SONG HISTORY: Massive hit single for the Rolling Stones in 1969 and on album, it first appeared on the Stones' live LP in Sep 70 called "Get Yer Ya's Out" (recorded Nov '69 in NY).

AEROSMITH: Played in the early years in the Aerosmith set (1970). Has made odd full appearances since (e.g. Syracuse, Aug 86) but tends to be inserted as a medley in "Draw The Line" (1990s).


 HOT PANTS (SHE GOT TO USE WHAT SHE GOT, TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS)
James Brown - Hot Pants

COMPOSED  BY: James Brown
ORIGINALLY BY: JAMES BROWN

SONG HISTORY: A James Brown single (parts 1 and 2), released in July 71. The album "Hot Pants" was released a couple of months later

AEROSMITH: During 1994, part of the song was used before launching into "Walk This Way"


 I'M NOT TALKIN'
The Yardbirds - For Your Love

COMPOSED  BY: Mose Allison
ORIGINALLY BY: MOSE ALLISON
COVERED     BY: The Yardbirds

SONG HISTORY: Allsion was a fine jazz/blues lyricist and instrumentalist. A rendition of his song can be found on "Allison Wonderland: Anthology".
Appeared on the B-side of the US version of the Yardbird's "For Your Love" single (May 65). On album, it appeared on many post-Yardbird's releases such as those involving the BBC session

AEROSMITH: Made odd appearances in the Aerosmith set including Mama Kins, Dec 94.


 IMMIGRANT SONG
Led Zeppelin III

COMPOSED  BY: Jimmy Page/Robert Plant.
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: Opening track of the "Led Zeppelin III" album (Oct, 1970). Released as a single in the USA (Nov 70).

AEROSMITH: Made a few rare appearances at special Aerosmith concerts: Marquee 1990 with Jimmy Page and Boston club gigs in 1995. Partly played in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on July 17th, 2001.


 IN MY TIME OF DYING
Led Zeppelin - Physical Grafitti

COMPOSED  BY: Led Zeppelin (Page/Plant/Bonham/Jones)
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: From the Zeppelin album "Physical Grafitti" (Feb 75)

AEROSMITH: Joe has played a small section during the guitar jam before "Monkey On My Back" (eg Paris 1997) and odd occasions before "Lick And A Promise"(1998).


 JOHNNY B. GOODE

COMPOSED  BY: Chuck Berry
ORIGINALLY BY: CHUCK BERRY
COVERED     BY: Judas Priest

SONG HISTORY: The Chuck Berry classic covered by just about every rock musician on the planet...

AEROSMITH: Performed by Aerosmith at the Florida World Music Festival in 1979 (Orlando, FL April 14 , 1979). The number played as an encore feature Ted Nugent on guitar.


 LITTLE WING
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love

COMPOSED  BY: Jimi Hendrix
ORIGINALLY BY: THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
COVERED     BY: Derek & the Dominos, Stevie Ray Vaughan
COVERED     BY: Paul Rodgers, The Corrs

SONG HISTORY: : A track on the Jimi Hendrix album, "Axis: Bold As Love".

AEROSMITH: Sung by Joe Perry in Champaign, IL on December 12th, 1998


 LIVE WITH ME
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

COMPOSED  BY: Keith Richards/Mick Jagger
ORIGINALLY BY: THE ROLLING STONES

SONG HISTORY: From the Rolling Stones album, "Let It Bleed" (1969)

AEROSMITH: A song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period.


 LOOKING FOR A LOVE

COMPOSED  BY: Samuels/Alexander

SONG HISTORY: Released by The Valentinos (Womack Brothers) in July 62 in USA. The number was re-recorded by Bobby Womack for his "Looking For Love A Love Again" in Dec 73 and the song was released as a single in Feb 74.
In the meantime, The J Geils Band recorded it for their second album "The Morning After" (Jan 72) and released the track as a single in Dec 71.

AEROSMITH: Aerosmith played it at a Pittsburgh, PA concert in Feb 94.


 LOVE IN VAIN
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

COMPOSED  BY: Robert Johnson
ORIGINALLY BY: ROBERT JOHNSON
COVERED     BY: The Rolling Stones

SONG HISTORY: Written by original blues legend Robert Johnson. The Rolling Stones covered it on their "Let It Bleed" album (Nov 69)

AEROSMITH: Played in part in USA on the Nine Lives tour.


 MANNISH BOY

COMPOSED  BY: Muddy Waters
ORIGINALLY BY: MUDDY WATERS

SONG HISTORY: Released in USA as a single in 1955, it was Water's reply to Bob Diddley's "I'm A Man". Appeared in the UK on the "Mississippi Blues" EP (Oct 56). It seemed to first appear on album on "The Real Folk Blues" (Jan 66).

AEROSMITH: Occasionally sung by Joe Perry, especially on the "Get A Grip" tour.


 OH WELL
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On

COMPOSED  BY: Peter Green
ORIGINALLY BY: FLEETWOOD MAC

SONG HISTORY: The track appeared on the Sept 69 Fleetwood Mac album "Then Play On." "Oh Well" was also released as a single.

AEROSMITH: A short section of "Oh Well" has from time to time been added at the start of Sweet Emotion.


 PETER GUNN THEME

COMPOSED  BY: Henry Mancini

SONG HISTORY: "Peter Gunn" , a theme from a TV series, appeared on a number of soundtrack albums in 1959 (see Music from "Peter Gunn", 1959). A number of people scored single successes with the song in 1959: Ray Anthony and Duane Eddy.

AEROSMITH: A song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period. Over the years, "Peter Gunn" has popped up in Aerosmith sets as part of a medley in a song, ie "Sweet Emotion" except in 1976/77, "Train Kept A Rollin"


 PROUD MARY
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country

COMPOSED  BY: John Fogerty
ORIGINALLY BY: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
COVERED     BY: Ike and Tina Turner

SONG HISTORY: Creedence Clearwater Revival's first global hit single in 1969. It appeared on their "Bayou Country" album. Covered by Ike and Tina Turner in 1971.

AEROSMITH: Played in a Draw the Line medley (Hiroshima, Japan, 1994).


 RED HOUSE
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced

COMPOSED  BY: Jimi Hendrix
ORIGINALLY BY: THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

SONG HISTORY: A track on the Jimi Hendrix album, "Are You Experienced" (May 67).

AEROSMITH: Sung by Perry during the "Done With Mirrors" tour and has made odd appearances since.


 RICE PUDDING
Jeff Beck - Beck-Ola

COMPOSED  BY: Jeff Beck/Hopkins/Ron Wood/Newman
ORIGINALLY BY: JEFF BECK

SONG HISTORY: Last track on Jeff Beck's "Beck-Ola" (1969)

AEROSMITH: It was played as a short instrumental during part of Aerosmith's summer tour of Europe in 1999.


 (GET YOUR KICKS ON) ROUTE 66
The Rolling Stones

COMPOSED  BY: Bobby Troup
ORIGINALLY BY: BOBBY TROUP
COVERED     BY: The Rolling Stones

SONG HISTORY: Troup's version of the song can be heard on "In a Class Beyond Compare". The song was given the Rolling Stones treatment when it appeared on their debut album, "The Rolling Stones" in April 1964.
Bobby Troup is married to Julie London (of "Cry Me A River" fame).

AEROSMITH: A song played at the first Aerosmith concert and during that period.


 SHAPES OF THINGS

COMPOSED  BY: Jim McCarty/Paul Samwell Smith/Kelf Relf
ORIGINALLY BY: THE YARDBIRDS

SONG HISTORY: An early 1966 single for the Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton on guitar) that appeared on the first USA album "For Your Love" (Jul 65)

AEROSMITH: Played in the early years in the Aerosmith set (1970).


 SHE CRIED

COMPOSED  BY: Daryll/Richards
ORIGINALLY BY: JAY AND THE AMERICANS

SONG HISTORY: 1962 USA hit for New York's Jay And The Americans. Appears on their "Greatest Hits" album (1988).

AEROSMITH: Segment has been sung at the start of "Livin' of The Edge" (e.g. Woodstock '94)


 SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
The Yardbirds - Five Live Yardbirds

COMPOSED  BY: Howling Wolf
ORIGINALLY BY: HOWLING WOLF
COVERED     BY: The Yardbirds

SONG HISTORY: Released initially on a Howling Wolf EP called "Smokestack Lightning" in Nov 63 and then as a single in March 64. Appeared on a Feb 65 compilation album on Chess called "Moanin' In The Moonlight".
Another song covered by the Yardbirds appearing on their first UK album, "Five Live Yardbirds" (Feb 65)

AEROSMITH: A song played by Aerosmith in the session for MTV Unplugged in Aug 1990 but never broadcast. It is safe to say that Aerosmith covered that song under the inspiration of the Yardbirds’ 65 cover version rather than the original Howling Wolf version.


 STOP MESSIN' AROUND
Fleetwood Mac - Mr Wonderful

COMPOSED  BY: Peter Green
ORIGINALLY BY: FLEETWOOD MAC
COVERED     BY: Gary Moore

SONG HISTORY: Appeared orginally on the B-side of a Fleetwood Mac single in July 1969 and was the opening track on the "Mr Wonderful" album (Aug 68)

AEROSMITH: A blues song Joe Perry sang vocals on during the Get A Grip, Nine Lives and A Little South Of sanity tours. Aerosmith changed the lyrics to this song to fit the Christmas spirit at the opening of the Mama Kins Music Hall in Boston, MA on Dec. 19, 1994.


 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Led Zeppelin II

COMPOSED  BY: Led Zeppelin (Page/Plant/Bonham/Jones)
ORIGINALLY BY: LED ZEPPELIN

SONG HISTORY: A track on the classic album "Led Zeppelin II" (Oct 69).

AEROSMITH: Has been played in part as a part of the medley of Sweet Emotion(1999) and Same Old Song And Dance(2001)




This page does by no means claim to include all songs Aerosmith has covered, and alot of work is yet to be done to make it anywhere near a satisfying resource. To mention a few songs that should also perhaps be included...

Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne - Trad
Baby Please Don't Go - Van Morrison
Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
Going Down - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Happy Trails - Dale Evans
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I Ain't Done Wrong - Yardbirds
I Can See Clearly Now- Johnny Nash
It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Jealous Again - Black Crowes
Jeff's Boogie - Jeff Beck
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
La Grange - ZZ Top
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Lookin' for a Love - J Geils Band
Lost Woman - Jeff Beck
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
Paperback Writer -The Beatles
Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Steppin' Out - John Mayall
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Twice As Hard - Black Crowes
The Wanderer - Dion
Time of the Season - The Zombies
Wild Thing - Troggs
You Shook Me - Led Zeppelin
Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group?)
On The Road Again: Traditional - ?
I'm A Man (The Yardbirds?)
Your Lover Needs Loving -?
Stone Cold Blues -?
Strangers In The Night
Have Some Fun Tonight -?
Is Anybody Out There -?
Batman Theme
Shakedown City -?




Most of the info on this page was compiled by Clive D Newton.
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