When Something is Wrong with My Baby

Originally Performed BySam and Dave
Original AlbumDouble Dynamite (1967)
MusicDavid Porter
Lyrics ByIsaac Hayes
Phish Debut1993-04-24
Last Played1993-04-30
Current Gap1307
HistorianMark Toscano
Last Update2020-07-11


Yes, this song was co-written by Isaac Hayes. Also covered by B.B. King, King Curtis, Joe Cocker, and others, Phish performed this unlikely cover three times, all done within the space of a week. The debut on 4/24/93 came after a standard "Caravan" in the first set, whereas the other two - 4/25/93 and 4/30/93 - appeared as encores, both times preceding an a capella tune. Though Trey solos soulfully in these covers, the band just wasn't quite suited for the "soul vocalist" genre at the time, and the tune was dropped from rotation.

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