Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Give Me Back My Joy

Video Find of the Day

Sort of reminds me of the last 7 years of Bush. Go Obama.

Lucinda Williams JOY (live)

I can't get enough. Here's Bettye LaVette's version with a bonus:

Bettye Lavette - Joy & Let Me Down Easy - Jools - 11-11-2005

1 comment:

nneprevilo said...

They say, "Don't let Aretha Franklin get near your song -- she'll take it!"

The same can be said of the great, Bettye LaVette. Neither of these soul-drenched ladies copies an original, they adapt it to their own way of singing.

On it's own, Lucinda Williams' JOY suits her, but it becomes something entirely different in the hands of a stone soul singer, who knows her craft.

Great singing - marvelous performance.