Saturday, August 16, 2008

He always gives some tramp a ride...

Morning NPR brings another Scot to me attention, Ms Amy Macdonald: maybe it’s the earliness of the ride home from Morning Prayer, but it stuck—exuberant, truck drivin’, run down the street at dawn vibe. This one has the feel:

Ms Macdonald put me in mind of early Roseanne Cash. Sometime in the last century, I stumbled over RC rocking the house with a “don’t bother knockin’” version of the following. I wanted RC’s take, but I couldn’t find it. This one’s not bad, but it ain’t RC in her raucous prime. Singer notwithstanding, this one’s clearly showcasing Albert Lee (not a bad thing, just not Roseanne):

This is later Roseanne, but it’s from her gorgeous album “The Wheel.” I lived this one, all of it:

Apropos of what—plaintive guitars?—it’s a ballsy thing to cover Stones—and “Wild Horses,” at that—but I think Ms Harriett of The Sundays pulls it off:

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Blogger Devil Mood said...

I always prefer Wild Horses sang by women and I like this version. But my Venus in Scorpio wants more intensity to go with it (you know...) and so I'm delighted to have found the audio I was talking about. This Jewel version takes my breath away :)
I think you'll enjoy it.

4:19 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: I like what you said about women and Wild Horses: I agree. I'm listening to Jewel's cover right now. She's definitely got the chops for it: it is an awesome song. Thank you for the tip.

7:25 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: I really like the piano in Jewel's version and the lower registers of her voice. Akin to your buddy Tori Amos.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

True :)
The intensity of the song goes in crescendo until a fabulous ending. It makes me shiver. hehe
Caymmi was from Bahia so maybe his style is a little different.

7:35 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: Very cool. I can't wait to set out on my Caymmi quest. Something to do during the school week, you know? I'll definitely be adding Jewel's WH into my listening booth. A great suggestion.

7:41 PM  

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