Posts Tagged ‘Huddie Ledbetter’

Tune du Jour: “Black Betty” – Lead Belly
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nick Cave vs. Young Fresh Fellows vs. Tom Jones
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California is a garden of Eden, A paradise to live in or see. But believe it or not, You won't find it so hot, If you ain't got the broccoli

Broccoli Had A Child,
Bam-Ba-Lam,
Damn Thing Went Wild,
Bam-Ba-Lam.

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The Original

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Huddie Ledbetter (aka Lead Belly):

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The Most Popular

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Ram Jam:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Nick Cave vs. Young Fresh Fellows vs. Tom Jones

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Nick Cave:

Young Fresh Fellows:

Tom Jones:

Okay, when I saw Tom Jones covered Black Betty I felt I had to include it for comical purposes only. But, damn, I have to admit that Jones (aka TJ) actually does a credible job on it.

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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