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I'd Rather Go Blind

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Mr Flibble, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. If you've not heard this before, you are in for a special treat...

    This song has become a blues standard, covered by countless Etta James wannabes...

    The original (Etta James 1968):

    Post your favourite covers. I've yet to find one as good as the original.

    This comes damn close though:

    Christine Perfect (as she was then - pre Fleetwood Mac) with Chicken Shack:
  2. Ahh.. Etta is on my "coding" playlist at work. Bliss.

    What about the cover from the film Cadillac records?
  3. That really shows the limited range of Christine (McVie) Perfect's voice. She really learned to write well for it with Fleetwood Mac and take good advantage of Stevie Nick's voice.

    This is more my style with Daniel Lanois producing:
  4. Awesome man, I had too raid my cd cabinet and dust off my Etta Cd's, I forgot how damn good she was.....