Skip to content

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.

#FirstRuleOfCoverSongs

Advertisements

From → Music

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: