Wednesday, November 12, 2014

422: Watermelon Man


Hi.

A long time ago somebody suggested to pick the Watermelon Man
song by Herbie Hancock for a E-mile Says post.
Today it's time for a 4 hour 25 minutes answer to that request.
This song is covered so many times, it might even top Summertime!
Would it?
Well, whatever, here's a small selection of cover versions
I gathered for your listening pleasure/terror...
It's a rather diverse bunch, with Hammond, WahWah,
Horns, Strings, Sweet Vocals and what not.
It also bounces through time, as this is a CLASSIC tune [:-)
Hope you enjoy it & have some fun!
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Albert King - Watermelon Man (3:44)
Alexis Korner - Watermelon Man (2:28)
Artie Scott Orchestra - Watermelon Man (2:54)
Baba Brooks Band - Watermelon Man (2:50)
Beep Beep & The Roadrunners - Watermelon Man (2:54)
Bernie Worrell - Watermelon Man (6:50)
Big Mama Thornton - Watermelon Man (4:30)
Billy Martin - Watermelon Man (3:34)
Brewer Phillips - Watermelon Man (3:37)
Browley Guy & Skyscrapers - Watermelon Man (3:18)
Buddy Guy - Watermelon Man (5:18)
Cesar's Salad - Watermelon Man (5:04)
Clark Terry - Watermelon Man (3:39)
Conrad Herwig - Watermelon Man (6:55)
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Watermelon Man (2:03)
David Benoit - Watermelon Man (5:23)
Davy Graham - Watermelon Man (3:00)
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Watermelon Man (3:00)
De Maskers - Watermelon Man (2:49)
Donald Harrison/George Kawaguchi/Terence Blanchard - 
Watermelon Man (5:55)
East Harlem Bus Stop - Watermelon Man (5:37)
El Chicles - Watermelon Man (2:16)
Eric Delaney - Watermelon Man (4:46)
Francisco Aguabella - Watermelon Man (4:20)
Fred Wesley - Watermelon Man (3:38)
Gisha Brothers - Watermelon Man (2:19)
Gloria Lynne - Watermelon Man (3:48)
Helmut Zacharias - Watermelon Man (2:10)
Hi-Revving Tongues - Watermelon Man (2:36)
Howard Roberts - Watermelon Man (2:28)
James Brown - Watermelon Man (3:27)
Jimmy McGriff - Watermelon Man (3:00)
Jimmy Smith - Watermelon man (7:57)
Johnnie Taylor - Watermelon Man (3:12)
Jose Fajardo y Su Charanga - Watermelon Man (2:40)


Julie London - Watermelon Man (2:36)
Karin Krog & Public Enenmies - Watermelon Man (3:10)
King Curtis - Watermelon Man (Utah Saints Remix) (5:44)
Lonnie Sattin - Watermelon Man (2:35)
Los Fabulosos Del Ritmo - Watermelon Man (2:22)
Marcello Minerbi - Watermelon Man (2:52)
Maynard Ferguson - Watermelon Man (2:21)
Mel Taylor & The Magics - Watermelon Man (2:43)
Michel Camilo - Watermelon Man (4:28)
Michal Urbaniak - Watermelon Man (6:23)
Moe Koffman - Watermelon Man (4:50)
Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man (6:37)
Monk Higgins - Watermelon Man (3:05)
Nat Adderley - Watermelon Man (3:41)
Patricia Barber - Watermelon Man (13:36)
Peter Covent Band - Watermelon Man (3:35)
Poncho Sanchez - Watermelon Man (Dan the Automator Remix) (5:23)
Poncho Sanchez - Watermelon Man (6:13)
Ray Bryant - Watermelon Man (4:54)
Ray Terrace - Watermelon Man (2:50)
Rene Netto - Watermelon Man (4:02)
Rhythm Kings - Watermelon Man (2:55)
Satan And Adam - Watermelon Man (3:33)
Scott Feiner - Watermelon Man (8:59)
Sirius B - Watermelon man (7:00)
Skeewiff - Watermelon Man (4:51)
Surf Mariachis - Watermelon Man (2:55)
Taggy Matcher - Watermelon Man (Disco Reggae Mix) (4:45)
Willie Mitchell - Watermelon Man (2:16)

4 comments:

E-mile said...

422 watermelon man.part1.rar
http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/14368400/file.html
422 watermelon man.part2.rar
http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/24130439/file.html
422 watermelon man.part3.rar
http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/31744647/file.html
or:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/bpizjy1445j7qdv/422_watermelon_man.part1.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/download/mtuuxce9jcyw2wk/422_watermelon_man.part2.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/download/7flsn6ujtehy4un/422_watermelon_man.part3.rar

Jonathan F. King said...

Nice mix ... but where's Manfred Mann? Their studio version featured some quite atypical (for the time & place) fluttery sax in the mix ... very eye-opening for any young Britrock fan. Here's a slightly out-of-sync live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6GtgoT74Hw

E-mile said...

thanks for the addition JFK (!), but I never had the intention to be "complete" in any way [:-) Just a mere selection, with LOADS of omissions, I realize that...

Schmalx said...

As a sucker of covers of great tunes I am very grateful for your post! There is also a funky version by Fred Wesley & The J.B.s you might like to listen to: https://youtu.be/kfJYKxq2czA