It’s about time he had a single out (1972) …. sort of a companion song to Bowie’s Space Oddity (1969).
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An aged Gladys Knight singing her big hit from ‘73 while sharing the stage and the song with some kids… you can see how great she is by comparison, there’s just no comparison, really. God bless true talent!
Big fan of Morcheeba … check out Skye Edwards’ body language… what a voice.
Pierino at age 67 covering Stevie … a certain Lawrence Welkian feel … not crying in his beer:
I dig this cover of what is probably The Cure’s best song. The bassist’s primal roar made me laugh out loud.
I dig these old farts … that lead guitarist is almost exactly my age … the entire band shares my sartorial and grooming style.
The great Barbara Lewis surrounded by a weirdly unmoved (until cued), mostly white, studio audience:
Young Neil … born in 1941 … attended Surprise Lake Camp … no bigger sex symbol of his day.
Love her sound and the song….
Jewel from February 1999 … terrible quality but I love this song and her imperfect teeth (fixed once she got big):
Greek dad, Jamaican mom … not sure why she changes the lyric to “please love me too,” “say you love me too,” but… wow. (Bacharach always thought that Aretha’s version was rushed … and he was right, as this cover proves.)
Also check out: Lianne LaHavas NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The great Tal Wilkenfeld (who normally doesn’t sing) and a crew of percussive hipsters:
I dig it….
Thirteen years old ... love her imperfect teeth, raw talent beats anything packaged by The Machine:
Zimmerman's cover is unbearable, but Nic Jones' beautiful guitar and simple voice do the old ballad justice:
Terrible quality but there's something special about Gilberto Santa Rosa performing at Centro de Bellas Artes when he was in his early thirties ... choreography with his backing singers always wonderful. Es llorar, amigos, es llorar, indeed.
The great Janis Ian singing her greatest? song ... painful truths.
看得见完美 and she was 王靖雯 ... I can't remember what year I got this album ... 1998 while living in Hong Kong, if memory serves? My daughter's name is 子雯 so the singer had quite an effect on me when I was a kid:
The great Linda Ronstadt singing Willie's wonderful song in 1976 ... goosebumps. Many think of Patsy Cline's cover as the best, but dare I say it, Linda's is even better.
This Dutch kid has my sense of humor ... sending up the whole talent-less white rap thing (think Pitbull):