Crawling up a Hill

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"Crawling up a Hill"
Single by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
B-side "Mr. James"
Released May 1964
Format 7" single
Genre Rhythm & Blues/Blues
Length 2:15
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) John Mayall
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers singles chronology
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"Crawling up a Hill"
(1964)
"Crocodile Walk"
(1965)
N/A "Crawling up a Hill"
(1964)
"Crocodile Walk"
(1965)
"Crawling up a Hill"
Single by Katie Melua
from the album Call Off the Search
B-side "Crawling up a Hill" (live version)
"Jack's Room"
Released 19 July 2004 (2004-07-19)
Format CD
Genre Jazz/Blues
Length 3:29
Label Dramatico
Songwriter(s) John Mayall
Producer(s) Mike Batt
Katie Melua singles chronology
"Call Off the Search"
(2004)
"Crawling up a Hill"
(2004)
"Nine Million Bicycles"
(2005)
"Call Off the Search"
(2004)
"Crawling up a Hill"
(2004)
"Nine Million Bicycles"
(2005)

"Crawling up a Hill" is a song written by John Mayall, and recorded by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The song was released as a studio recorded single in 1964 and as part of the live album, John Mayall Plays John Mayall, in 1965. The single was the first released recording to feature future Fleetwood Mac core member John McVie on bass.

The song gained a new lease of life when it was covered by Katie Melua for her debut album, Call Off the Search (2003).

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Crawling Up A Hill" 3:28
  2. "Crawling Up A Hill" (Live Version) 3:18
  3. "Jack's Room" 5:48
  4. "Crawling Up A Hill" (Video) 3:19

Personnel[edit]

Single

John Mayall Plays John Mayall

References[edit]

  • John Mayall Plays John Mayall 2006 CD reissue liner notes

External links[edit]