Saturday, May 08, 2010

Covers that you might not have known are covers: "House of the Rising Sun"

Lots of times, the most familiar version of a song isn't the original version. I'll be posting some of these "covers that you might not have known are covers" on Saturdays.

"House of the Rising Sun"
Familiar version: The Animals
Original version: Because this is an old folk song, there probably is no true "original version." So I'm posting a Woody Guthrie version from 1941, since it's probably a lot like the version the Animals first heard, and a Lead Belly version from 1948, just because it's very cool.

The Animals

Woody Guthrie

Lead Belly

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