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Mention of this by Kolla dragged up memories that mucker reckoned that this is one of the most covered northern connected soul sides.

He said that once he managed to list 50+ of them, "go on name again" I said , but time was against us

So in a spirit of Sat afternoon boredom, will list a few I can remember, and feel free to add versions

Or add ought info, orig first version? any trivia etc etc

Or if think theres another "contender" for most covered version...... get it up!!

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Just been fishin'.....

JESSE LITTLE JR AND THE TEARDROPS AINT NO BIG THING

LITTLE JOE AND THE LATINAIRS AINT NO BIG THING

ROYAL FIVE AINT NO BIG THING

VAN MCCOY AINT NO BIG THING

JORDAN BROTHERS AINT NO BIG THING

COTILLIONS AINT NO BIG THING

JAMES JIMMY AND THE VAGABONDS AINT NO BIG THING

JIMMY JAMES AINT NO BIG THING

RADIANTS AINT NO BIG THING

Nick

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Kollas orignal

Tempests/Jimmy James/Radiants "Ain't No Big Thing"

Then Nick got in, pinching some ones was going to post, so just one other for now

Burn you a new one - no not a dodgy mp3 cd site, but the Embers Lp -one with "aware of love" on that also has a version of Ain't No Big Thing

is the Van MCoy one ?

Using my vast photgraphic like memory (otherwise known as google), says he wrote one same title, different song

info got at hand says

g sims being the writer credited to chevis music company

gerald sims??

gotta rush, more later.....

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this should be a laugh, tying to get to 50

as seems theres a fair few other similar titled songs

such as aint no big thing (but its growing) was recorded by likes of elvis and 32 others inc finbar saunders going by the title

anyway few more of the Gerald Sims one

electrons almost sure?

sly slick and wicked

Ringos - Ain't No Big Thing ?

tommy sands?

catalinas 79 lp

olympics - unissued ? appears on recent cd

? not heard, but possible

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electrons is same as the others but van mccoy is completely different song. hope this helps.

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yep very helpful Benji, cheers!

put a ? by ones not 100% sure off, so if anyone can confirm/deny :)

Seems theres also another similiar titled one "t'aint no big thing" - which is a john lee hooker type of thing

other not confirmed but fit the bill

Scotty Todd on Phillips ?

one that desperate to hear is Ralfi Pagan version, on Ralfi Pagan With Love lp, dunno if got 45 release, but did get issued as flip of latin soul on spanish vampisoul reissue 45 recently.

above one a good example of why wasting me time, not just a case of digging, its a cases of most of the times its the stuff that you stumble across is what that makes it enjoyable.

Ther Ralfi Pagan led me to some cracking latin soul stuff

anyway add

Scotty Todd?

Ralfi Pagan?

Holiday Band? ( a dodgy one as its a recent beach music type cover, but.... :) )

think its about 17 probables so far, dont reckon going to reach that 50 figure but has to be a few more knocking around..maybe

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And of course there's the SPONTANES version (other side of WHERE DID I GO WRONG on UA)...

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not sure if its the same tune...

Donna Mcghee - It aint no big thing..

fantastic!

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2 others to add, bit sneaky like but struggling now :(

apprently embers have done 2 other versions of it as well

one on other lp and one on 45

as other one mentioned wasn't up to much no strong desire to investigate

thanks to steve for info

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