In this week's Americana Music Radio Show with Charles Christian, we take a break from our usual format to play back-to-back cover versions. Some are new, some are old, all are great. Here's the <Player> + the Playlist (including the originals) + Featured Videos
01. Devon Allman & Samantha Fish - Stop Dragging My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty 1981)
02. Tom Petty - Feel A Whole Lot Better (The Byrds 1965)
03. The Be Good Tanyas - When Doves Cry (Prince 1984) + VIDEO
04. Emma Swift - Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan 1965)
05. Karen O & Willie Nelson - Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie 1981)
06. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails 1995)
07. Sass Jordan - Still Got the Blues (Gary Moore 1990)
08. Pi Jacobs - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin 1969 - first recorded by Joan Baez 1962) + VIDEO
09. Molly Tuttle - She's a Rainbow (Rolling Stones 1967)
10. Lake Street Dive - Don't Let Me Down (The Beatles 1969) + VIDEO
11. Becky Buller - Woodstock (Joni Mitchell 1970)
12. Larkin Poe - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins 1981)
13. Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest (Cat Stevens - first recorded by P.P. Arnold 1967)
14. Mavis Staples & The Memphis Horns - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Sad Song (Otis Redding 1966)
15. Vintage Trouble - War (Edwin Starr 1970)
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and rogues, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle: Wraiths, Werewolves & Other Weird Tales from the Yorkshire Wolds (Haunted Landscapes Volume 2)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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