Trouble No More

Album: The Essence of Muddy Waters (1955)
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Songfacts®:

  • One of Muddy Waters more popular songs, in this one he sings about looking forward to the day his woman leaves him, which he can see coming. It's bases on a 1935 song called "Someday Baby Blues" by a country-blues singer named Sleepy John Estes. Waters transformed the song with his Chicago blues style, adding a much more prominent guitar.
  • Little Walter played the harmonica on this song, and Jimmy Rogers played the guitar.
  • The Allman Brothers, who often did their own interpretation of blues songs, recorded a popular version of this song for their 1969 debut album. It was one of 22 songs Gregg Allman brought to the band when he joined, and it was the first song they played together for an audience. That performance was on song was on May 11, 1969 when they played at Piedmont Park in Atlanta at a free festival sponsored by an underground newspaper; the paper gave them a glowing review and put them on the map outside of Macon.

    The song became a live favorite for the band; a version from a show at The Fillmore East appears on the Allman Brothers album Eat A Peach, which was released after Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident.

    On October 28, 2014, the band played their final show, a farewell concert at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Their final song was "Trouble No More."

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  • Vince from Lantana, FlAin't no trouble for me to see that Duane Allman was the best ever after hearing this song......Vinny
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