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Saturday 27 January 2018
Covered By Cash - Solitary Man
Johnny was comprehensively routed last week by Roberta Flack with her definitive version of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
From a seemingly unassailable position The Man in Black's lead has been severely clawed back after three straight defeats in a row to make the score now Cash 7 The Rest 6.
Can he stop the rot this week?
This week we have Solitary Man the title track to American III up against the original from Neil Diamond another veteran artist who had his career resurrected by Rick Rubin. Just received the sad news that Neil has reluctantly retired having being diagnosed with Parkinsons.My mum had that and it is not pleasant.
I think that the rot may have well and truly been stopped this week. It's Johnny for me by a distance. He gives the song some gravitas.
Others, of course, may choose to disagree but they would be wrong there
Johnny Cash -Solitary Man
Neil Diamond - Solitary Man