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Black Crowes – Hard To Handle

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Song: Hard To Handle
Cover Artist: Black Crowes
Album (Year): $hake Your Money Maker (1989)
Original Artist: Otis Redding


Here’s one in the “Many people don’t realize this is a cover” category. As with most songs that have this problem the song was only a minor hit for the original artist, but was a huge hit for the band that covered it.

Hard To Handle was originally recorded by Otis Redding and released in 1968 after his death. It is largely overlooked next to the King of Soul’s many other hits. However, when the Black Crowes put their southern rock spin on it for their 1989 debut album the song took off and went straight up the Billboard charts.

Black Crowes – Hard To Handle

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Otis Redding – Hard To Handle

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