Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.
I'm still a fan of the k. d. lang version of "Hallelujah."
Another good one.
Favorite covers could be a massive list. I thought I'd just confine it to Beatles' covers:
Across the Universe, Rufus Wainwright.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Jake Shimabukuro.
With a Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker.
And one more (by Stephen Stills) we heard last night: Southern Cross, Jimmy Buffett.
All great ones. I posted this on facebook also and I am deluged with music.
Hendrix cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower.
Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely
Several by Kenny Burrell:
Moon and Sand
I'm not especially a David Bowie fan but both he and Nina Simone covered Johnny Mathis' "Wild is The Wind" Mathis did it pop, Simone soul and Bowie jazz. Al three are first rate.
lot of good versions of Hallelujah-john Cale, Nick Cave esp. Didn't care for K.D. Langs tho.
Love Talking Heads cover of Take Me To the River. Johnny Cash's cover of NIN Hurt.
I've always loved that song.
REM's "I Am Superman" (the original is by a pretty obscure group, so most people--including me--didn't know it was a cover).
10,000 Maniac's cover of Bruce Springsteen/ Patti Smith's "Because the Night" (since they co-wrote the song, I don't know which of their versions qualifies as a cover of the other).
John Denver's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son." I generally don't care for Beatle covers but this one is--dare I say?--better than the original.
What, no mention of Mrs. Miller?
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders does a version of Neil Young's 'Needle and the Damage Done' that is brilliant. Having lost some band members and friends to heroin, I know it spoke to her, and it shows.
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