Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wanda Jackson covers Amy Winehouse

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Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson is set to release her new album, The Party Ain't Over, next Tuesday. That album will feature a cover of an Amy Winehouse song, "You Know I'm No Good." I had the chance to hear the song over at NPR, where her entire album is streaming. It's a pretty good cover, though it doesn't come even close to Winehouse's original. The song is just better suited to Amy's voice. Hear the original and the cover below.


Cover (live version)

I can't tell whether she intends to mix up some of the lyrics, but she makes it work for her.

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