“Train in Vain” Annie Lennox (The Clash)

Posted on September 01, 2009

Maybe it’s my Ameri-centric world view that keeps me baffled at how many Brits make good soul singers. I mean, Annie Lennox is from Aberdeen, Scotland. That’s a long way from Tupelo, for those who don’t know. So while I definitely love her voice, which is soulful, I do not like this cover personally. But maybe you will, so here you go. Annie covers The Clash in “Train in Vain.”

“Wichita Lineman” Part One

Posted on August 19, 2009

Late night host Craig Ferguson sheds some light on why this song is so popular beyond the traditional country/western fan base.

Here’s the Crown Prince of Reggae, Bob Marley’s favorite singer, Dennis Brown, who was the master of “lovers rock” a sub-genre of reggae. Of course, this song was made famous by Glen Campbell.

Sammy Davis, Jr. gives an interesting twist with a big band and nightclub vibe. I think this is from an album named “Something for Everyone.”

The Dells with a classic soul rendition. “Oh Wichita! Wichita!”

This is going to be a two-part post because there are so many. But this is probably my favorite from REM….