I was enjoying Grateful Dead's Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) album on my travels today and was wondering what was the cover that I'd heard (and enjoyed) the most versions of over the years.
Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) Grateful Dead
Initial release : September 1971
Warner Bros. 2WS-1935
The seventh Grateful Dead album is a two LP set of live recordings. Tracks LP 1 - side 1
Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
Big Railroad Blues (Noah Lewis arr. Grateful Dead)
Playing In The Band (Weir / Hunter)
LP 1 - side 2
The Other One (Kreutzmann / Weir)
LP 2 - side 1
Me and My Uncle (Phillips)
Big Boss Man (Smith / Dixon)
Me and Bobby McGee (Kristofferson / Foster)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
LP 2 - side 2
Wharf Rat (Garcia / Hunter)
Not Fade Away (Petty / Hardin)
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Johnny B Goode probably tops the list. Original aside, my top versions would have to include Rory Gallagher, Hendrix, Dr Feelgood, George Thorogood, Judas Priest and all ahead of Grateful Dead - which is still great.
I'm a big Al Kooper fan but this version (and the album) can best be described as "interesting."