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Famous Blues Covers

Eric Clapton, "It Hurts Me Too"

It Hurts Me Too was first recorded in 1940 by American blues musician Tampa Red, then several versions of it were released in the 1940s and 1950s, including those by Stick McGhee and Big Bill Broonzy. When Elmore James recorded it in 1957, he (or Chief's owner, Mel London, who is credited on the release) supplied some of the lyrics that are most familiar today.