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Thread #61381 Message #1265741
Posted By: Jim Dixon
06-Sep-04 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: Who should sing who else?
Subject: RE: Who should sing who else?
I'd like to see Garth Brooks do some Steve Goodman, maybe because Garth Brooks looks a little like Steve Goodman. Anyway, we don't have Steve Goodman around any more to do his own material.
I'd like to see Willie Nelson do some Greg Brown, Bill Staines, or John Gorka, because they write the kinds of songs he could do well (actually, he can do anything well), and they deserve to be known outside the folkie community.
I'd like to see Jewel [Kilcher] do some ... well, anybody but herself. How about Billie Holiday? Not that I think she would necessarily do it well, but it would be an improvement on her own material.
I'd like to see Whitney Houston do some blues, maybe Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, or of course, Billie Holiday. I think she could do it well, and somebody ought to be doing their material.