Rob wrote:Hymie Dynamite!:
160. Tampa Red – She’s Dynamite
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#968)
*Correct me if I’m wrong here. I’m not 100% on the year.
1951 is correct. It's a 9 for me.
The song was covered by BB King. A REAL cover, meaning that it was released while the Tampa Red original was current in an effort to steal away some of the sales. Over the years the word "cover" has mistakenly been used to denote any song that was recorded by an artist who did not do the original version, no matter how many years later. Those are actually not covers, but "remakes."
A true cover is when a current release is recorded by another act right away and issued in an attempt to steal away some of the popularity of the song.