Saturday, October 09, 2010

Covers that you might not have known are covers: "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"

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.

"Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"

One of the goofier songs the Doors performed, it was written by the brilliant German songwriting duo Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (of "Mack the Knife" fame) in 1927.

Familiar version: The Doors (1967)
Original versionVersion in the style of the original: Lotte Lenya (1958)

The Doors




Lotte Lenya



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1 comment:

  1. That's funny! I think I've actually even heard the Lotte Lenya version (it sounds vaguely familiar), but I'd never made the connection.

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