Come On (Part One)
Also Known As: Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
Music/Lyrics: Earl King
Original Artist: Earl King
Original Album: Single (1960)
Historian: Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)
While this song was popularized by The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 classic Electric Ladyland, it was originally penned and performed by New Orleans R&B artist Earl King, who passed away in 2003. Alternately known as “Come On (Part One)” and “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll),” it was decidedly the much harder-driving Hendrix version that influenced the Phish cover on 4/29/87 at Nectar’s. Check out and this hot and widely available show to hear Phish perform this tune; Trey's vocals are tentative, but he absolutely shreds the solos and the band exhibits "youthful exuberance" throughout.
Jimi Hendrix, "Come On (Part One)"
Though there is only one known performance by Phish, Trey’s 8’ Fluorescent Tubes performed the song at their only public gig on 4/17/98. "Come On" also appeared during the electric set of the very first Trey Anastasio-billed solo performance 2/15/99 at Higher Ground, as well as four more times during Trey’s May 1999 tour including the last known performance by any member of Phish to date on 5/15/99 at Albany’s Palace Theatre.
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