Monday, June 29, 2009

TVD | Covered

I went home to the small town where I grew up listening to my grandpa's country records this past weekend, so I thought it appropriate that TVD covers week (which continues after last week's break due to the MJ news) should include 5 old time country covers. Some performances better than the originals, some worse, but all 5 songs are immaculate.

Willie Nelson - Always on My Mind (Brenda Lee cover)
Johnny Cash - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams cover)
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You (Don Gibson cover)
Patterson Hood - Pay No Attention to Alice (Tom T. Hall cover)
Norah Jones - Be Here to Love Me (Townes van Zandt cover)


Radio Nowhere said...

I thought Willie covered the Elvis song...

Dave said...

RN- Willie's take is quite similar to Elvis Presley's, but the original artist is Brenda Lee. She released it in early 1972, with Elvis releasing his version later that same year.

Mr. Middlebrow said...

You can't talk about Willie covers without mentioning his heartfelt and heartbreaking read of Lefty Frizzel's "The Way Love Goes." And speaking of Lefty, how about Dwight Yoakam's cover of "Always Late with your Kisses"?