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Performances Song History Lyrics

Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)

Music/Lyrics: T-Bone Walker

Original Artist: T-Bone Walker

Original Album: Single (1947)

Debut: 1989-02-23

Historian: Ellis Godard (lemuria)

While there are no recordings of Phish playing this standard 12-bar-blues tune, the original has been covered by dozens of artists. Phish’s only known rendition on 2/23/89 was probably inspired by the Allman Brothers Band’s 1971 recording (which received heavy radio play), and possibly by the 1988 Mike Figgis film Stormy Monday, given Mike’s film studies.

T-Bone Walker, “Call it Stormy Monday”

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