who did the song " Mercy Mercy Mercy"?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. I've been trying to find this song, with the bass solo and all, but no luck so far....I hope one of you guys knows who played it...
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    ahhh! so many people have done it I can't trace it back to the source :p

    was it cannonball adderly?

  3. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    The song was written by Josef Zawinul and I believe first recorded by Cannonball Adderly.

    Hope this helps
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ah i love that song.
  5. thanks so much people, you dunno how much of a help that was!
  6. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Cannonball is correct. There are many good covers of this out there. Jaco has a good cover on one of his Live in New York CDs.
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    Someone should invent a program that lets you type in information that you're looking for and brings up a list of webpages with the answer.

    It could be called a search engine.:p
  8. hmmm.....search engine! that sounds like a great idea!! I'll start one and call it 'Google'. :D
  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    There was also an R&B cover with lyrics done by Johnny Guitar Watson and Larry Williams that made the Top 40.