Sunday, September 7, 2014

A song through time..

So there's this old Emmett Miller song (but it's even older than him):

That Hank Williams lifted (and recorded in Cincinnati no less), and launched a career with:

That Ryan Adams covered on a Hank Williams tribute album back in the 00's:

Then, of course, there's Lovesick.  Completely unrelated, yet on the same through-line.  The Grammy version (with Soy Bomb):

And speaking of Emmett Miller, he deserves his own post.  The sheer delight and surprise I felt one summer afternoon at Coney Island when I heard David Lee Roth's version of "I Ain't Got Nobody" - a song I knew only from Emmett.  Time collapsing and telescoping.   Love and Theft indeed.

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