John Hiatt is one of my all time favorite recording artists. You’ve already heard some of his music. You’ve just heard other people singing it. I once lived in Nashville. Nashville is a music town full of musicians (and I’m the Manager of the Department of Redundancy Department). Whenever John Hiatt plays in Nashville it is a tough ticket. In fact, he and Steve Earle almost always sell out. With that said, here are ten tunes written and performed by John Hiatt you should listen to:
- Have A Little Faith In Me – The version with the gospel choir doing backing vocals (on The Best of John Hiatt album) is the better of the two versions. Joe Cocker does a decent cover of this song.
- Memphis In the Meantime – Gregg Allman covered this one.
- Drive South – A hit for Suzy Bogguss
- Child Of the Wild Blue Yonder
- Slow Turning
- Riding With the King – You’ve probably heard the hit by B.B. King and Eric Clapton
- Thing Called Love – One of Bonnie Raitt’s biggest hits
- Master Of Disaster – The North Mississippi Allstars were his backing band on this one.
- Angel Eyes – The only hit for The Jeff Healey Band
- Feels Like Rain – Buddy Guy owes his comeback to this John Hiatt song.
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