I had no idea that these guys covered this George Jones classic. In defense of my ignorance, it is a bit obscure, being a live radio broadcast-recording for BBC’s radio two from back in the day. It’s a lovely version though — the pedal steel just shimmers through and the meandering piano line is gorgeous. It’s also depressing as hell, as is any great country song from that golden era.
The Everly Brothers were not only among the most important and best early rock & roll stars, but also among the most influential rockers of any era. They set unmatched standards for close, two-part harmonies and infused early rock & roll with some of the best elements of country and pop music. Their legacy was and is felt enormously in all rock acts that employ harmonies as prime features, from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to legions of country-rockers as well as roots rockers like Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe (who once recorded an EP of Everlys songs together)…[read more]
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