Friday, August 12, 2011
"A Sucker For Covers: : THE WEEKEND MIX
Hope you have some fun with this, the second or third WEEKEND MIX of covers. Some of these tunes have appeared as their own posts and some I've only recently discovered, like Candi Staton's killer version of the Dolly Parton classic, which can be found on a wonderful new 2 CD set of her Fame Studio recordings. See link below.
The first time I heard John Boutte deliver Neil Young's "Southern Man" was live in the Jazz Tent at the New Orleans Jazz Festival just 6 months or so after Hurricane Katrina, and I don't think I'm over it yet.
Been on a Garland Jeffreys kick since the release of his fantastic new album, "The King Of In Between...see link below...so I dug out his big cover of the Junior Walker classic.
Richie Havens doing 10cc? It works. I promise.
The Tin Men, featuring Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine and Washboard Chaz, are, as they say, "the premier guitar, washboard and tuba trio," and as I say, quite possibly more fun than any person should be allowed to have. I've seen them cover everyone from The Roches to Led Zeppelin, but I really love this. You can buy their music below.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
Washington Post March- Tin Men
Good Vibrations- Todd Rundgren
What Does It Take- Garland Jeffreys
I'm Not In Love- Richie Havens
Say Goodbye To Hollywood- Ronnie Spector
Spooky- Dusty Springfield
The Inner Light- Junior Parker
For What It's Worth- The Staple Singers
It's A Shame- Raphael Saadiq
Jolene- Candi Staton
Southern Man- John Boutte
To Sir With Love- Al Green
Be My Love- NRBQ
The Story In Your Eyes- Fountains Of Wayne
He's Got You- Dean Martin
Oklahoma, USA- Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris
You're Gonna Need Somebody- Continental Drifters
Secret Love- The Balham Alligators
Mona Lisa- Moon Mullican
Where The Boys Are- Get Wet
Stagger Lee- The McCoys