Huey Lewis & the News recorded this song for the 1993 album People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
, a benefit to support Mayfield, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a 1990 stage accident (he died in 1999).
In 1994, Steve Winwood covered the song for a different Mayfield tribute album, this one called A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield
The Huey Lewis & The News version is a cappella, which is how they performed it live - very impressive for a band that isn't a vocal group.
Their version sometimes shows up as "It's Alright," and they made it really confusing when they covered a different song called "But It's Alright
" - also a '60s soul song, this one originally recorded by J.J. Jackson - in 1994.
Other artists to cover the song include Tommy James And The Shondells and Etta James. Bruce Springsteen performed it on the final eight shows of his 1992-1993 World Tour, typically as the closing number.