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Thread #61381   Message #986974
Posted By: GUEST,New York City
20-Jul-03 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Who should sing who else?
Subject: RE: Who should sing who else?
nobody can do Richard Thompson's repertoire like Richard Thompson

Well, there wouldn't be much point in doing someone else's songs just like them. The point in doing others' song is to bring something different to it.

Although I have enormous respect for his abilities, I'm not a big fan of Richard Thompson's solo recordings. I much preferred Linda's vocals when they worked together. I do, however, really like some of his songs that have been done by other artists. Some of my favorites are:

Shawn Covin & Loudon Wainwright III (duet)- A Heart Needs A Home
Tom Lewis- Down Where The Drunkards Roll
Rude Girls- The Dimming Of The Day
Martin & Jessica Ruby Simpson- How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
June Tabor- Pharaoh.