Stack-O-Lee...again?

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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.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Blue Stew" <mail@bluestew.com>
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Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:36 PM
Subject: Stack-O-Lee...again?


> 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 
> it...Brilliant!
> 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 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lneSAju-Xtc
> mike
>
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