Outside Woman Blues
|"Outside Woman Blues"|
|Single by Blind Joe Reynolds|
|Format||Ten-inch 78 rpm record|
|Writer(s)||Blind Joe Reynolds|
"Outside Woman Blues" is a blues song originally recorded by Blind Joe Reynolds in 1929. It is one of few known recordings made by Reynolds, who used "Woman Blues" in several song titles, including "Cold Woman Blues", "Goose Hill Woman Blues", and "Third Street Woman Blues".
In 1967, the song was popularized by the British rock group Cream, who recorded a blues rock adaptation in 1967 for the album Disraeli Gears, with vocals by Eric Clapton. Live recordings appear on BBC Sessions and Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005. Their original recording is included on the compilation album Those Were the Days. Cream's versions are usually credited to "Reynolds, arranged by Eric Clapton". Clapton has also performed the song live as a solo artist.
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Other recorded renditions
Several musicians have recorded "Outside Woman Blues", including:
- Gwyn Ashton – Two Man Blues Army (2009)
- Atlanta Rhythm Section – A Rock and Roll Alternative (1976)
- Back Door Slam – Roll Away (2007)
- Rick Derringer – L.A. Blues Authority: Cream of the Crop (1994)
- Jimi Hendrix – during instrumental jam on Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead (1968)
- Pat Travers – Blues Tracks Vol. 2 (1998)