Can't Find My Way Home

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"Can't Find My Way Home"
Song by Blind Faith
from the album Blind Faith
ReleasedAugust 1969 (1969-08)
RecordedLondon, Spring 1969
GenreFolk rock
Length3:16
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)Steve Winwood
Producer(s)Jimmy Miller

"Can't Find My Way Home" is a song written by Steve Winwood that was first released by Blind Faith on their 1969 album Blind Faith. Rolling Stone, in a review of the album, noted that the song featured "Ginger Baker's highly innovative percussion" and judged the lyric "And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home" to be "delightful".[1]

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by many musicians. American blues guitarist Bonnie Raitt sang the song during her 1972 concert series.[2] A bootleg recording with Raitt, Lowell George, John P. Hammond and Freebo has more than five million views on YouTube.[3] Eric Clapton tapped Yvonne Elliman to sing the song during his 1976–77 concert tours, giving her the stage while he took a break.[4][5] Two notable versions have been heard on screen: one by American singer Alana Davis in 1999's The Mod Squad film,[6] and another by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss for the 2003 soundtrack of Crossing Jordan, a television series.[7] In 2018, Australian-American singer Rachael Price covered the song on Live from Here with Chris Thile on mandolin.[8]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morthland, John, Rolling Stone, 6 September 1969, page 28.
  2. ^ "Ultrasonic Studios, 1972 - Lowell George, Bonnie Raitt" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "Can't Find My Way Home - Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George & John Hammond Jr & Freebo". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021 – via www.youtube.com.
  4. ^ Harrison, Ed (11 December 1976). "Talent in Action". Billboard. Vol. 88, no. 50. p. 25. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Yvonne Elliman - Can't Find My Way Home". Archived from the original on 12 December 2021 – via www.youtube.com.
  6. ^ Olson, Karen Applefeld (13 March 1999). "Soundtracks". Billboard. Vol. 111, no. 11. p. 22. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ Paoletta, Michael (19 April 2003). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard. Vol. 115, no. 16. p. 29. ISSN 0006-2510.
  8. ^ "Watch: Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price Performs on "Live From Here with Chris Thile" - Nonesuch Records". Nonesuch Records Official Website.