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Fri, 05 Oct 2007

Bird Nest On the Ground / Doyle Bramhall
Some songs just shouldn't be covered; they're so closely associated with one artist that it's just not worth trying to reinvent them. And even if you could, just to prove you could, you'll never give them the kind of life and soul they had in their more famous version. Elvis is the quintessential example. Has anybody taken a classic Elvis song and turned it into anything more than an homage or a parody? It shouldn't even be attempted.

Okay, that's a gross overstatement. (Mostly.) But it's a tribute to Doyle Bramhill that his version of His Latest Flame doesn't make me long for Elvis. It's that good, as is his totally bluesy take on Johnny Nash's classic I Can See Clearly Now. Gotta love a guy who'll take those kind of risks, and then make them pay off.

Bird Nest On the Ground
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