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DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS

Mercy! -sessions
A list of all the tracks recorded in the May & October 1964 sessions that were released on the Rosemart 45s and the Atlantic lp (each titled preceded by it's Atlantic master number), including all the tracks without Hendrix involvement and one that ended up on the follow-up "See-Saw" -lp (Atlantic 8120).

13 May 1964

7873 Can't Stay Away
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - unknown
lead guitar - Jimi Hendrix
vocals - Don Covay
organ - Horace Ott?
piano - Horace Ott?
harmony vocal - unknown

Tape log only lists Purdie for this session

18 May 1964

7878 Can't Stay Away Too Long (unreleased)
7879 Mercy, Mercy

drums - Bernard Purdie?
bass - unknown
lead guitar - Jimi Hendrix
1st rhythm guitar - Bob Bushnell? or Jimi Hendrix?
2nd rhythm guitar - Bob Bushnell? or Jimi Hendrix?
vocals - Don Covay
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - George "King" Clemons?

Log doesn't list any personnel for this session
Edit at 2.09

1 October 1964

8248 Take This Hurt Off Me

drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
lead guitar - Bob Bushnell
1st rhythm guitar - unknown
2nd rhythm guitar - unknown
vocals - Don Covay
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

3 October 1964

8246 Just Because
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
guitar - Billy Butler and/or Bob Bushnell
vocals - Don Covay
piano - Horace Ott
trumpet - Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb
tenor sax - Buddy Lucas
baritone sax - Haywood Henry

8247 Come On In
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
rhythm guitar? - Billy Butler and/or Bob Bushnell
vocals - Don Covay
organ - Horace Ott
piano - Horace Ott?
trumpet - Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb
tenor sax - Buddy Lucas
baritone sax - Haywood Henry
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

4 October 1964

8252 I'll Be Satisfied
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
lead guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
rhythm guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

8253 You Must Believe In Me
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
lead guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
rhythm guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

8254 Precious You (released on the lp "See-Saw")
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Ronald Miller?
lead guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
rhythm guitar - Bob Bushnell or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
piano - Horace Ott
organ - Horace Ott
vibes - unknown
harmony vocal - unknown


5 October 1964

8243 Daddy Loves Baby
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Bob Bushnell
guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

8244 Please Don't Let Me Know
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Bob Bushnell
lead guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
rhythm guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
piano - Horace Ott
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

8245 Can't Fight It Baby
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Bob Bushnell
rhythm guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
organ - Horace Ott
piano - Horace Ott
1st harmony vocal - unknown
2nd harmony vocal - unknown

8249 You're Good For Me
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Bob Bushnell or Ronald Miller?
guitar? - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
piano - Horace Ott
trumpet - Wilbur "Dud" Bascomp
tenor sax - Arthur "Babe" Clarke

lyrics have bits very similar to "I don't know what you've got"

8250 Dedicated To The One I Love (unreleased)

8251 Come See About Me
drums - Bernard Purdie
bass - Bob Bushnell or Ronald Miller?
lead guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
rhythm guitar - Wally Richardson or Harry Jensen
vocals - Don Covay
piano - Horace Ott
trumpet - Wilbur "Dud" Bascomp
tenor sax - Arthur "Babe" Clarke