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Performances Song History

It's My Life

Music/Lyrics: Junior Wells

Vocals: Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes

Original Artist: Junior Wells

Original Album: It's My Life, Baby (1966)

Debut: 1993-03-02

Historian: Ellis Godard

Phish performed this bluesy number only once, and not with any of the bluesmen they’ve usually featured as guests (such as Son Seals or Sugar Blue). Instead, they introduced Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, a Cajun ball of fire who brought his harp and washboard for a N’awlins interlude that began with this Junior Wells number.

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