Home

You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover

Composer: Willie Dixon

Recordings

no info Single, Bo Diddley, 1962
info 16 All-Time Greatest Hits, Bo Diddley, 1963
info Big Harmonica Special, Billy Lee Riley, 1964
info So Many Roads, John Hammond, 1965
info Gloria, Shadows Of Knight, 1966
info Super Blues, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Little Walter, 1968
info Cactus, Cactus, 1970
no info Schlagers!, Various Artists (Dion), 1970
info Got My Own Bag Of Tricks, Bo Diddley, 1972
no info Everything Stops for Tea, Long John Baldry, 1972
info Burbank, Various Artists (Long John Baldry), 1972
no info Painted Head, Tim Hardin, 1973
no info Patti Labelle, Patti Labelle, 1977
no info Two Sides of 'Crash', Billy Crash Craddock, 197?
no info Sunrise, Orion, 1980
no info His Greatest Sides, Vol. 1, Bo Diddley, 1983
no info Road Runner, Bo Diddley, 1984
info Gee-El-O-Are-I-Ay, The Shadows Of Knight, 1985
no info His Greatest Hits , Bo Diddley, 1986
no info Live 1967, The Monkees, 1987
info Willie Dixon Chess Box, Various Artists (Bo Diddley), 1989
info The Chess Box, Bo Diddley, 1990
no info Vol. 2: Blues, Backtrack's and Shapes of Things, Yardbirds, 1991
no info Hot Stuff: The Greatest Hits, FabulousThunderbirds , 1992
no info So Many Roads, John Hammond, 1993
info The Chess Years, Bo Diddley, 1993
no info You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover, John Hammond, 1993
no info Chess Rhythm and Roll, Various Artists (Bo Diddley), 1994
no info Hang On To A Dream: Verve Recordings, Tim Hardin, 1994
info Dark Sides: The Best of the Shadows of Knight, The Shadows Of Knight, 1994
no info Clapton's Cradle: The Early Yardbirds Recordings, Yardbirds, 1995
info Live (1982), New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1995
info Larger Than Life, Sleepy LaBeef, 1996
info Cactology: The Cactus Collection, Cactus, 1996
no info Road I'm On: A Retrospective, Dion, 1997
info His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection), Bo Diddley, 1997
no info Rockin' Decade, Sleepy Labeef, 1997
no info Eric Clapton and Friends Eric Clapton, 1998
info Stranger Than Fiction, Various Artists (Stephen King & K.K. Goldmark), 1999
no info Dancing On The Edge, Roy Buchanan, 19??
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of, Bo Diddley, 2000
info Mission Rock, Gold, 2003
info Barely Contained: The Studio Sessions, Cactus, 2004
info Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess, Various Artists (Bo Diddley), 2005
info The Story of Bo Diddley: The Very Best of Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, 2006
info Gold, Bo Diddley, 2008
info Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues, Part 3: 1960-1969, Various Artists (Bo Diddley), 2012
Notes

Sometimes occurs with shorter variation on the title such as Can't Judge A Book.

Writing credits are sometimes given as Bo Diddley or McDaniel (Bo Diddley's original surname). But these reflect the importance of his early recording of the song. Official Bo Diddley recordings credit Willie Dixon.