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lefthanded guitar Same song/different versions (31) RE: Same song/different versions 19 Oct 17


This is not the first time I m (trying)posting to this thread, but perhaps this one
will come thru, as the first post vanished into the cyber mists like the headless horseman-and I jest hope some computer glitch goblin doesn't t post the first
one now!

I like Bob s Blowin in the Wind way better than Peter Paul and Mary. In fact I almost always
prefer Bob s version to any.cover; except ( as I discovered from a recommendation of
a mudcatter here, who showed keen perception) Dark Eyes by Judy Collins.

On Perhaps Love, and I think John Denver sounds a heck of a lot
better withOUT Placido -sorry opera fans.

I like Jerry Jeff Walker s voice, styling and performance much better
than Dave s, but on My Old Man; Dave Bromberg does something with
the guitar that just gets in your heart at the end of the song.


Nancy Griffith does the definitive version of Across the
Great Divide -
better than Kate Wolf.



Emmy Lou Harris edges out Steve Earle on I am a Pilgrim,
as Robert Plant edges out Chris Smither in Killing the Blues, but
Chris Smither outdoes everyone on Statesboro Blues.

I love Libba Cotton, who wrote Shake Sugaree as a lullabye,
but it takes a distant second to Danny Kalb s haunting version.

And if I had to choose between Jean Redpath or Judy Collins or Enya
to sing HowCan I Keep From Singing- well, I couldn't. Some songs
transcend the singer.


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