From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Got It Covered: The Sun Also Rises

Here's a list of just some of the artists who have covered the song of the day, either recorded or live:
Pink Floyd, Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Leadbelly, Duran Duran, The White Stripes, The Eagles,Tracy Chapman and Courtney Love.

To say this song's a classic is a great disservice. Origin unknown, it has evolved over the ages, changing from male to female point of view, and back again. The first time most of us heard the song, well those of us who were around at the time, was in the 60's when The Animals released a strong cover, the standard to which most other versions are compared.

The song is "House of the Rising Sun" and today we will taste a few versions.  For comparison's sake, first up will be The Animals "House of the Rising Sun" - live

Next up is one of the most exquisite and haunting versions I have ever heard.
Sinead O' Connor "House of the Rising Sun"

Rick Derringer & Danny Johnson "House of the Rising Sun"  powerful vocal and some nice guitar licks

Odetta "House of the Rising Sun" the legend at her finest

and just because...
Jimi Hendrix "House of the Rising Sun" sit or he'll knock your ass right down. smokin.

Nice varieties to taste today. Something for everyone.


1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed this one Kat! Think I prefer The Animals version...however they all have their moments. :)