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Good Cover Version: Neko Case Does Aretha Franklin

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

The world got a little darker today, because the divine Aretha Franklin left it. While we all mourn one of the most amazing voices to ever sing a note, I wanted to share this cover of an old favorite. It's one of my favorite modern voices (Neko Case) doing justice to one of my favorite songs as made mythical by the legendary Madame Franklin, one of the most incredible vocalists ever.

The original is also below, because it has to be.

[posted 8.16.18]

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