Emmylou took an early lead last week with her version of Pancho and Lefty. Then there was an avalanche of votes for Townes giving a score of Emmylou 2 Townes 6 . I must admit that I was quite surprised with that as I had it down as one of the few that may give TVZ a run for his money.
After three weeks and one draw the overall score is now Townes 2 The Rest 0.Perhaps Ernie will be right and maybe it will be a whitewash for Townes.
Then again maybe Tindersticks will triumph with their lovely and slightly jazzy version of Kathleen. JC was so keen that this one feature that he sent me a copy just in case I didn't have it. Now being the Blogmaster and a very busy man he doesn't comment always daily but periodically you get a series of comments at once when he has some down time. Therefore I shall take the liberty of awarding his vote to Tindersticks.
It was a pleasant coincidence rather than anything clever that I chose a picture of Townes playing a violin on this ocassion.
My vote is going to Townes thus negating the proxy JC vote. Others, of course, may choose to differ.
Your use of the word jazzy had me voting for Townes even before hearing either version. Now that I have heard both, it's Townes (although I hear no jazziness in the Tindersticks)ReplyDelete
I quite like the TIndersticks arrangement but less keen on the 'sub-par Lee Hazlewood' vocals. Townes for me.ReplyDelete
Townes hands down.ReplyDelete
Ooh. Tough one. I do like the 'sub-par Lee Hazlewood vocals' of Stuart Staples.ReplyDelete
But I think I'm going to have to go with Townes on this occasion.
(Don't tell JC.)
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There's a few folk here getting removed from by Xmas Cards list.....ReplyDelete
Mmm, I love the strings on both of these, but I'm such a total sucker for a deep male voice, ohhhhh! So it has to be Tindersticks. Forgive me, I'm weak.ReplyDelete
Like C, I'm also a sucker for a deep male voice (it's been discussed many times) so although I loved the Townes version, the Tindersticks version has an added dimension to it that gives it gravitas/atmosphere.ReplyDelete