Monday, November 29, 2010
House of The Rising Sun - The Ladies
Some of "The Ladies" could have been in the Traditional group, but I figured it would be nice to give them their own grouping.
Sinead's is a beautiful version from her 2002 album "Sean Nós Nua".
This version by Joan and her beautiful voice is from around 1960.
House of the Rising Sun cover by Cat Power. from the Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) - EP
Strange Little Tour in Houston 2001, this version will give you chills.
This is a great version by Siobhan, you can fast forward to about the 1 minute marker so you don't have to listen to Ryan Seacrest. In my opinion Siobhan should not have been voted off. In fact I believe she should have won it. Best singer of the season, but a bit too quirky for the American taste. And after Adam Lambert the previous season the timing was wrong.
Guitar, Fred Hellerman / Erik Darling
Ronnie Gilbert (born September 7, 1926) is an American folk-singer, one of the original members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman.
I don't think Dolly ever sang a bad song, and this is no exception.
In September 1981, Dolly Parton released a cover of the song as the third single from her 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs album. Parton's version reached # 14 on the U.S. country singles chart, and crossed over to the pop charts, where it reached # 77 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also reached # 30 on the U.S AC charts. Parton has occasionally performed the song live, perhaps most notably, on her 1987-88 television show, in an episode taped live in New Orleans. [Wikipedia]