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Morning Song – Help Me

June 16, 2016

In a better world, Joan Osborne would be the Joe Cocker of her generation—the Queen of the Cover Songs—and making a (very) good living at it.

Listen as she takes Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Help Me”—itself an unabashed and unextraordinary attempt to cash in (not that he didn’t need the cash) on the popularity of “Green Onions”—and makes it her own purely* on the strength of her raspy, aching, yearning, sex-drenched, wise-beyond-her-years voice.

*Not knocking the band…but they’re not why you’re listening to this song.



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