Friday, December 2, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 135: SONG #165

Day 135: A Song About the Dude

Day 15 in the Song Challenge is a song that describes me. A song that most people know for the Kenny Rogers version of it and a song that describes the condition a person is in, is "I Just dropped in (to see what condition my condition was in)", and it might be known to most people who know it for being a part of the soundtrack of The Big Lebowski by the Coen Brothers. Here is the original version by the guy who wrote the song, Mickey Newbury:

The song is best understood as a Soul/Funk tune, as in the rendering of Bettye Lavette:

Even better presented by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (although somebody on YouTUbe called it 'nothing but a cover of the cover by Bettye Lavette'):

To be sure. here is the instrumental version:

And now: for something completely different, German band "Die Haut" with a version from their classic album "Headless Body in Topless Bar", w/ singer Nick Cave:

1 comment:

  1. Ich mag die Jerry Lee Lewis Version am liebsten - er hätte die Nummer ja ursprünglich recorden sollen, aber er konnte nicht wirklich was damit anfangen - und trotzdem: so lässig wie bei ihm, klingst bei niemandem.