“Train in Vain” Annie Lennox (The Clash)

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.”

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“Wichita Lineman” Part One

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….