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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Thank You Elvis
I couldn't resist another dip into the collection of Elvis Costello song's covered by female artists which I found on my hard drive entitled Girls Talk.
The first track featured on it is a version of Stranger in the House by Rachel Sweet. An artist who was also on Stiff (see yesterday's post) which goes to show that I don't just throw this stuff together.
We them move seamlessly into a compare and contrast with Rachel up against George Jones ( with some help from the man himself) from his My Very Special Guests album.
And as George states at the end of their number - thank you Elvis
Rachel Sweet - Stranger in the House
George Jones (with Elvis Costello) -Stranger in the House
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Although I'm a long time George Jones fan, I'm giving my vote to Rachel Sweet.ReplyDelete
Costello duetting with Jones was a mistake.
I think you're wrong there Gram with your last sentence.A tough call as to which is the better version.Delete
CC - I think we'll have to agree to differ on the subject. (Aside from the fact that I'm right!)Delete
It's all about opinions Gram!Delete
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I always thought that Elvis sounded, understandably, a little overawed to find himself sharing a mic with George. I like the duet a lot, but perhaps they should've tried one more take.ReplyDelete
"which goes to show that I don't just throw this stuff together."ReplyDelete
Do you seriously expect us to believe that?
I only know know two songs by Rachel Sweet (B-A-B-Y and Baby Let's Play House), but they are both outstanding. One of those head-scratching finds by Stiff. From Akron, Ohio, for cryin' out loud! She's had a really interesting life. Worth looking up. I like this cover today, CC. Never heard this version.ReplyDelete