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Knock on Wood - Various Artists

Legbamel Not-Pop

Speaking of random cover song musings (which you probably weren't), I accidentally found the Safri Duo cover of Eddie Floyd's Knock on Wood the other day and, having at least two other versions, decided that you all needed to hear at least that many. But I always like to give more so today I offer a full dozen takes on the song.

I have not only the Eddy Floyd version that started it all but the Amii Stewart disco version that was such a hit when I was but a wee lass, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, David Bowie, Prince, and even Cher. Naturally, the afore-mentioned Safri Duo cover, which I adore, is on the list as well, along with Archie Bell & the Drells, Albert King, and a cover by Sting and James Taylor which, if I'm being honest (and I am) is rather dreadful.

One of the versions I have came from an album that apparently has never been uploaded, anywhere, ever, titled "Red Hot & Blue". But it includes a fantastic version that features Eddie Floyd with Steve Cropper. If anyone knows where I can get it to include here, please do share.

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