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Tell Mama
Composer: Clarence Carter / Marcus Daniel / Wilbur Terrell

Tell mama was performed twice by the Grateful Dead, on both occasions with Etta James, on the 30th and 31st December, 1982.

The writing credits on the original Etta James recording are Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel and Wilbur Terrell. Many other recordings credit just Clarence Carter.



Etta James

no info Single (Tell Mama / I'd Rather Go Blind), Etta James, 1967
info Tell Mama, Etta James, 1968
info Peaches, Etta James, 1971
info Basic Black, Various Artists, 1975
no info Chess Masters, Etta James, 1981
no info Her Greatest Sides, Volume 1, Etta James, 1982
no info The Sweetest Peaches, Etta James, 1988
no info Back to the '60s: Soul, Various Artists, 1988
no info Classic Rock: 1967: Shakin' All Over, Various Artists, 1989
no info The Best of Chess R&B, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1990
no info Hits from 1967, Various Artists, 1991
info The Essential, Etta James, 1993
no info The Muscle Shoals Sound, Various Artists, 1993
no info Soul Hits, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Live From San Francisco, Etta James, 1994
no info Chess Rhythm & Roll, Various Artists, 1994
no info The Genuine Article: The Best of, Etta James, 1996
no info Blues Classics, Various Artists, 1996
no info The Beach Music Anthology, Various Artists, 1996
info Her Best, Etta James, 1997
info Beg, Scream and Shout: The Big Ol' Box of 60's Soul, Various Artists, 1997
info Chess Blues-Rock Songbook, Various Artists, 1997
no info 60's Soul Hits, Various Artists, 1997
no info 60's Soul: Try a Little Tenderness, Various Artists, 1997
no info 21 Winners: Best of Soul, Various Artists, 1997
info The Rolling Stone: Women in Rock Collection, Various Artists, 1998
no info I'll Always Love My Mama, Various Artists, 1998
no info Esquire Soul Classics, Various Artists, 1998
no info Super Box of Soul, Various Artists, 1998
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of, Etta James, 1999
no info Chess 50th Anniversary Collection, Various Artists, 1999
info The Chess Box, Etta James, 2000
no info The Chess Story: 1947-1975, Various Artists, 2000
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of, Various Artists, 2000
info Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions, Etta James, 2001
info The In Crowd: Ultimate Collection 1958-67, Various Artists, 2001
no info Pure Blues, Various Artists, 2001
no info All-Time Greatest Hits, Etta James, 2003
no info Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, Various Artists, 2003
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Blues-Rock Songbook, Various Artists, 2003
no info Classic Soul Hits!, Various Artists, 2003
no info Chicago Soul, Various Artists, 2004
no info Enduring Soul, Etta James, 2005
no info The Very Best of Etta James: The Chess Singles, Etta James, 2005
no info Mojo Chess Originals, Various Artists, 2005
no info Soul Party Sessions, Various Artists, 2005
info The Definitive Collection, Etta James, 2006
no info Best of 60s Soul, Various Artists, 2006
no info The Greatest R&B Hits of All Time, Various Artists, 2006
no info Gold, Etta James, 2007
no info 18 Greatest, Etta James, 2007
no info The Best of Etta James: Green Series, Etta James, 2008
no info Your Way, Etta James, 2008
no info Chess Chartbusters, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2008
info Sweet Soul Music: 30 Scorching Classics From 1967, Various Artists, 2009

 
Other recordings

info Sweet Sweet Soul, Dick Hyman, 1968
info Fiends and Angels, Martha Velez, 1969
info Streetman, Barry Goldberg, 1970
info Farewell Song, Janis Joplin, 1982
no info No Beginner, Keri Leigh and The Blue Devils, 1993
info Janis, Janis Joplin, 1993
info Streetman / Blast From My Past, Barry Goldberg, 1994
no info Secret Island, Stan Keiser, 1995
info 18 Essential Songs, Janis Joplin, 1995
info Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol' Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 1995
no info The Best of, Terri Gibbs , 1996
no info Super Non-Stop Soul Dance, Various Artists (Carla Thomas), 1997
info Ultimate Collection, Janis Joplin, 1998
info Greatest Hits, 1970-1998, The Stanford Band, 1998
info Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1999
info Pearl, Janis Joplin, 1999 (CD bonus track)
no info Daughter of the Blues, Shirley King, 1999
info Rare Rock Tracks, Various Artists (Janis Joplin), 1999
no info The Muscle Shoals Sound, Various Artists, 199?
info Collection (Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol' Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl), Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 2000
no info Blue in the Face, Wildcats, 2000
no info Life's a Beach, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Kozmic Mama), 2000
no info Burlap Palace: A Tribute to the Muscle Shoals Sound, Various Artists (Jeannie Brooks), 2001
info Cheap Thrills / Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2002
no info Live at the Gypsy Tea Room, Chickenhawks, 2002
info The Essential, Janis Joplin, 2003
no info Digga! Digga!, The Majestics Rhythm Revue, 2003
info Festival Express (DVD), Various Artists (Janis Joplin), 2004
no info Ear Candy, Mic Gillette, 2005
info Pearl, Janis Joplin, 2005 (legacy edition)
no info Live at Players Pub, Carlyn Lindsey & Snakedoctor, 2007
no info Skat, George Whitesell & His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins, 2007
no info Livin' in Fin-Land!, The Fins, 2007
no info Live at Bay-Car Blues Festival, Sharrie Williams & The Wiseguys, 2007
no info Touch Your Soul, Naoko Okamoto, 2007
no info 90's Singles, Soul Flower Union, 2008
no info Between Iraq and a Hard Place: New Orleans, USA, Smoky Greenwell and the Blues Gnus, 2008
no info Soul Sister, Vol. 1, Vaneese Thomas, 2009
no info Missy Andersen, Missy Andersen, 2009

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