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

Originally Performed ByT-Bone Walker
Original AlbumSingle (1947)
Music/LyricsT-Bone Walker
Phish Debut1989-02-23
Last Played1989-02-23
Current Gap1905
HistorianEllis Godard (lemuria)
Last Update2023-11-27


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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