It Hurts Me Too

Song composer(s)

James, Elmore / Tampa Red

Grateful Dead Recordings

Europe '72 (1972)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Tampa Red (1940)
Elmore James (1958)
Buster Brown New King Of The Blues : Buster Brown (1960)
That Stubborn Kinda Fella : Marvin Gaye (1963)
Barbara Dane Sings the Blues : Barbara Dane (1964)
Just Enough : Paul Geremia (1968)
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues : Big Bill Broonzy (1968)
To Know A Man : Elmore James (1969)
Blue Matter : Savoy Brown (1969)
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers : Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers (1971)
History of Elmore James : Elmore James (1972)
Jamming With Edward : Nicky Hopkins/Mick Jagger/Ry Cooder/Others (1972)
Triumvirate : Bloomfield/John Hammond/Dr John (1973)
Pleading The Blues : Junior Wells/Buddy Guy (1979)
Get Down with Buster Brown : Buster Brown (197?)
Early Years 1961/64 : Marvin Gaye (1980)
One Way Out : Elmore James (1980)
Got to Move : Elmore James (1981)
Live At The Fox Venice Theatre : John Lee Hooker w/ Canned Heat (1981)
Golden Classics : Elmore James (1989)
Rollin' & Tumblin' - The Best Of Elmore James (1992)
In The Here & Now : Tracy Nelson (1993)
The Sky Is Crying - The History Of Elmore James (1993)
Raging Harlem Hit Parade, Volume 2 : Various Artists (Elmore James) (1993)
From The Cradle : Eric Clapton (1994)
It Hurts Me Too - The Essential Recordings : Tampa Red (1994)
Raise a Ruckus Tonight : Buster Brown (1994)


Lead vocals - Pigpen.

Authorship uncertain. Europe 72 like many other recordings credits Elmore James. The NMPA registration for the song for Elmore James lists Elmore James and James Marshall Sehorn as writers. Other performances of the song are registered with NMPA and BMI with other writers credited, including; Mel London, Hudson Whittaker (aka Tampa Red), Champion Jack Dupree and Barry Goldberg. ASCAP has only one entry for the song with Hudson Whittaker (Tampa Red) as writer.

The earliest recording seems to be by Tampa Red (10th May 1940 w/ Blind John Davis) which doesn't rule out Elmore James as writer but gives more credence to Tampa Red being the writer rather than James.

Although Tampa Red's name is given as Hudson Whittaker on song writing credits, some other sources refer to him as Hudson Woodbridge.

The song is sometimes referred to as "When Things Go Wrong With You (It Hurts Me Too)" or simple as "When Things Go Wrong With You" or "When Things Go Wrong"