Also covered by English groups Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, King Size Taylor & The Dominos, Lee Curtis and The All-Stars as well as the Detroit Cobras / Click on the Link above, to view the original single
SOME of the many covers of this song: The Del McCoury Band / The Flying Burrito Brothers / John Prine / Jim Lauderdale / Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris / Charley Pride / Bill Kirchen / The Bats / The Bottle Rockets; click the Link above/ left, for the complete list
Newman in an interview said how he personally went to assess the album sales, at a record store in Los Angeles. He asked a clerk (who did not recognize him) "do you have any Nilsson albums?" The clerk guided Newman through each one, describing its sales and whether he recommended it; he came to "Nilsson Sings Newman" and said, "this is the one that nearly finished him off."
The original 'Sonny Boy', not the Aleck "Rice" Miller imposter who assumed his name even before the original "Sonny Boy Williamson" died in 1948./ Click on the Link above, to view the original shellac single.
This was featured in the 1981 film soundtrack for the animated film "Heavy Metal" // Their first album since breaking up in 1976; although considered a reunion album, neither Mel Schacher (bass) or Craig Frost (keyboards) were on it.