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    Default Best song You never heard

    I had about forgotten about this one. This came out in the late
    1970's and was boycotted by different organizations so it
    barely got any air time. Great guitar , turn up your volume
    for this one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2D8Eo15wE
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    Wow. Hard rockin'!
    Last edited by Nickie; 01-04-2020 at 06:43 AM.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I first heard this song by David Ray on the Blues, Rags & Hollers album during the sixties folk boom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgL0mM2qPGY

    The liner notes caused me to look up Lead Belly's version, recorded in 1939, that was Ram Jam's source for the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUSGuNxt-4 Here, as he often did, he blends it with some other songs.

    I assumed for a few years that Lead Belly was the composer, until I head it done on a recording made by John & Alan Lomax sung by a group of prisoners on a chain gang, led by a prisoner named James "Iron Head" Baker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4XFXJSQQOI

    Sheryl Crowe does one of my favourite versions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kum4O_fh0_E

    I really like the way Larkin Poe does it too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKRgb6nOis

    I had never heard of Ram Jam until I listened to the video above, but they're pretty good too.
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    Here's Tom Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXl98QQcVxM

    And Odetta in the mid sixties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyMBn0OO-Cw Odetta was supposed to sing at Obama's inauguration, but she passed away before the date. Aretha Franklin did a wonderful job of filling in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Yates View Post
    Here's Tom Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXl98QQcVxM

    And Odetta in the mid sixties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyMBn0OO-Cw Odetta was supposed to sing at Obama's inauguration, but she passed away before the date. Aretha Franklin did a wonderful job of filling in.
    I like the song in general, and have just listened to all the versions posted here, and for some strange, inexplicable reason I like the Tom Jones version!!! lol
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