On CBC radio, Tom Powers has a segment called "Under the covers".
He explores the world of cover songs.
Sometimes they might be known and a lot of times they are obscure.
Yesterday he played a cover of one of my all time favorite soul songs
by the legendary Gladys Knight and the Pips.
"Midnight Train to Georgia" came out in the summer of 1973 and
8 weeks later replaced The Rolling Stones "Angie" in the #1 spot on the charts.
Loved it then and I still love it now...
...but the other day I heard this cover ...
by no other than Neil Diamond.
Much slower and maybe not so soulful but a completely great spin
on a classic done by one of the great singer songwriters of our time.
So enjoy and have a great weekend all!