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Tune du Jour: “Me and Bobby McGee” – Roger Miller
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Johnny Cash vs. Grateful Dead vs. Syl Johnson
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Me and Bobby McGee was written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster. It was first released by Roger Miller, whose version reached No. 12 on the U.S. country chart in 1969. Although Kristofferson had sung the song for Janis Joplin, he was unaware that she recorded a version for inclusion on her album, Pearl. Me and Bobby McGee was recorded in October 1970, only days before Joplin overdosed. The first time Kristofferson heard Joplin’s version was the day after her death. Pearl was subsequently released in January 1971. Me and Bobby McGee topped the charts, posthumously becoming the only number one hit of Janis Joplin’s career. 

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Johnny Cash vs. Grateful Dead vs. Syl Johnson

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Johnny Cash:

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Syl Johnson:

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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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