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10th July

Patti Smith – Gloria

This is a very interesting cover of a Them (Van Morrison’s first band) song. I came across while looking at a list of the 50 greatest cover versions. I don’t know if I like it better than the original (probably not) but it is cool to hear it reimagined and taken from Van Morrison’s innocent and pure early-60’s Belfast to Patti Smith’s vital, edgy and trailblazing mid-70’s NYC:




Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy

I like covers that give songs a fresh sound, particularly one as fresh as this. Posting John Lennon yesterday made me think of this. Donny Hathaway’s was something of a tragic story but he still managed to make some great music.