Tue Apr 1 11:44:33 EDT 2008
Yes with today's Music Styles Stagger Lee this Version will Pass . Kind O
started out like A Miss,John Hurt Tune.I always Thought Lloyd Price Stagger
Lee Would be hard to beat.
"ARKANSAS BLUES LEGEND"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blue Stew" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:36 PM
> It amazes me how much coverage this song has gotten over the yrs
> (century). Just little story that happened over a hundred yrs ago about
> two drunks in a bar. They argue, one shoots the other, goes to prison, end
> of story. In fact I'm pretty sure Dick Waterman was there when it
> happened! He save the best stories for his books.
> I don't know how many versions of this song there is. At least Billion,
> I'd imagine. I stumbled onto this one by accident. I like it a lot. It's
> different but still has the same impact as the original (I'd bet my house
> that Fred would strongly disagree with me on this one) .
> I've always liked to hear artists do popular covers, with different
> arrangements. That is an art form in it's self. I know most music lovers
> don't like it when someone messes with the original. To me it's not about
> making the song better, but it's fun to hear a new twist to it.
> Some good examples are what Ray Stevens did with the Johnny Mathis hit
> "Misty". He put a banjo on it and made a Bluegrass song out of
> Or Bobby Darrin with Mack the Knife, Joe Cocker with "With A Little Help
> From My Friends",
> The Byrds with "Mr. Tambourine Man" I always put at least one popular
> cover on my cds. I've got a very cool version of "Love Potion No 9". I put
> it in a minor key set to a shuffle. OK, 'nuff about me. watch the vid
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