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Get Out More Often

B-Boys,  blues masters, freakbeats, and rare groove roustabouts gather round, here’s something that will keep you busy for a long while; 107 covers of 1965 funk/R&B classic Get Out Of My Life, Woman by Lee Dorsey (though originally penned by Allen Toussaint).
Get Out Of My Life, Woman besides being a long time staple track for soul and blues musicians, also holds the distinction of being a top ten sample favorite among the hip-hop set. To which may I recommend most of those garage/beat covers below. Plenty o’ clean breaks in there just waiting to be plundered.
Also as you can see below, this time around I was shooting for quantity. While personally I’m a big fan of the reggae, soul and 60s beat-related covers, I thought a be a tad less fascist this time round and open it up to those that like classic rock (to which I have a love/hate) and blues, a genre that should have died sometime around when Elvis decided to pick up his first guitar. Another side note; surprisingly this isn’t the definitive collection. There were still plenty of versions loose out there that either I couldn’t get my mitts on or some, like in the case of the bloated, heroin-soaked potato sack that was Jerry Garcia, I just flat out refused.

***PS Those in Thee Versions Galore Facebook Fanclub who slept on the original, check the wall…

Enjoy!
LS

Bah! Only Two Measly Reggae Versions?!?
Junior English – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Mighty Diamonds – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

Whatever It Is, It’s Got To Be Funky…(Rare Groove, Soul, Jazz, Souljazz, Funk etc.)
Jimmy Smith – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Grassella Oliphant – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Wilmer & The Duke – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Solomon Burke – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Sam Moore – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The New Apocalypse – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
John Schroeder Orchestra – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Joe Williams, Thad Jones & The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Joe Tex – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
George Semper – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Dee Dee, Barry And The Movements – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Chuck Jackson – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Bobby James – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Bill Cosby – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

Like Wow Man…(Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat etc.)
The Ultra 5 – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Ant Trip Ceremony – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Eirik Bergene – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Five D – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Hu And The Hilltops – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Ian & The Zodiacs – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Jormas – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Lea Riders Group – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Made In Sweden – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
Noblemen 4 – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Ole Neuman & His Newmen – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Q65 – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
SJ And The Crossroads – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
South 40 – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
Tages – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Blackbirds – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Boots – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Cads – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Fireballs – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Fugitives – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Jaybirds – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Kingsmen – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Leaves – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Love Exchange – Get Out of My Life, Woman (Alternate Take)
The Love Exchange – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Mad Lads – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Morlocks – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Mourning Reign – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Racket Squad – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Reprise)
The Racket Squad – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Roadrunners – Get Out of My Life, Woman (Demo)
The Roadrunners – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Scorpions (UK) – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Shams – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Upside Dawne – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Thee Royal Checkmates – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Wax – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

50s-esque
Big Bad Shakin’ – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

Downtempo-ish
Yard – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

Hip-Hop-like
Gutbucket Slim – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

I Fail To See What Is So Damn Classic About ‘Classic’ Rock…
Jefferson Airplane – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (live)
The Byrds – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 1969)
Grass Roots – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 67)
Neil Young & Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 2010)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Leon Russell – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live Filmore 1970)
Iron Butterfly – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Curtis Knight & the Squires – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Mountain – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 1973 Capital Theater)
Mountain – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 1974 Capital Theater)
Jimi Hendrix – Get Out Of My Life, Woman ( Live at George’s Club)
Gerry Rafferty – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Doors – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Demo)
The Doors – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live At The Matrix)
Conqueroo – Get Out Of My Life, Woman

If Mardi Gras shenanigans, 110° Humidity, Flat Beer and White People Doing The Chicken Are Your Bag…(AKA modern day Blues)
Alastair Greene Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
W.C. Clark – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Albert King – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Black Passat Blues – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Blue Junction – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Bobby Nathan – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Deadstein – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (live 05)
Fessors Big City Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Freddie King Is a Blues Master – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Gov’t Mule with John Paul Jones – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 2008)
Heather Black – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
Leighton Koizumi – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Mel Brown – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Mick Taylor – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Nils Landgren & Joe Sample – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Nuno Mindelis – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Purple Hearts – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Rich Harper Blues Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Roy Buchanan – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Slick Willie – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Sons of Witches – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (live)
Spirit – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
Synergy Blue – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Castiles – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Derek Trucks Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 2009)
The Derek Trucks Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live at Fox Theatre)
The Derek Trucks Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live at Wanee)
The Derek Trucks Band – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
The Funky Meters – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 1995 Fox Theatre)
The Funky Meters – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live 1999 New Orleans)
The Meters – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)
The Meters – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
The Wood Brothers – Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Tishamingo – Get Out Of My Life, Woman (Live)

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17 Responses to “Get Out More Often”

  1. Pauline Says:

    WOW-Brilliant

  2. Andreï Says:

    WWWWaaaaaa!!!!
    THANKS !
    It’s so perfect….crazy work.

  3. funky-1 Says:

    What? That’s all..? 🙂

    What a collection, thank You!

  4. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Hah! Get stuffed funky. 😉

    You’re all mighty welcome…

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  7. Mich Cupcheck Says:

    What about Jerry Garcia Band?

  8. Leopold Stotch Says:

    LOL. Read the last line Mich. 😉

  9. Willy T Says:

    Hey, it’s your website, but when I saw Allen Toussaint a couple of years ago, he went out of his way to thank Jerry for covering this tune. A true gentleman, Mr. Toussaint.

  10. Kathleen Says:

    Leopold

    Haters got to hate. Jerry blows, but your website rocks!!!

    thanks for all the great music!

    xo
    K

  11. Music Afficionado Says:

    Dude,

    get a clue. Jerry Garcia Band’s version of this song is better than all the rest of these combined. Jams harder, more bluesy, more soulful (due to his backup singers). If ignorance is bliss, you are the happiest man alive.

  12. Angry Hippies.......... Says:

    ……..need to chill the fuck out.

  13. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Whoah whoah whoah people, slow your roll…

    Jerry fans: No need to get your tye-dyes in a twist. I just don’t care for his music, that’s all. That said there’s plenty of other places where you can find his version (I highly recommend DIME, a great live resource).
    Everyone else, thanks for the love and loyalty!
    But let’s keep it civil everyone. There are plenty of other things to get worked up about (like the recent election for example)…

    Other than that I’m glad yer all excited about this post!

    Cheers
    LS / Versions Galore

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  15. killadubs Says:

    fuck yea!! great uploads thax for tha breaks cuz..

  16. Jota Krueger Says:

    That’s awesome!!! Thx so much for sharing it.

  17. Alper Kaya Says:

    Turkish band Grup Bunalim did a cover of this song in 1970. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0LycMv2cg

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