Monday, April 24, 2017

Julie Rhodes Covers Etta James

It's been a little over a year since Julie Rhodes released her pretty fantastic album Bound to Meet the Devil. Both of us loved her album, and, as anyone who reads this blog with any frequency knows, we also love covers. Luckily for all of us, Julie Rhodes released her cover of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind." Etta James is one of those artists I know shamefully little about, so I can't really compare the two versions to each other. Rhodes' version of the song is a seven minute plus soulful roots track. Her voice has never sounded more soulful than it has on this song. The song is far from falling into the current crop of soul artists. Her band keeps this a rock song, keeping on the Neil Young side of roots rock. This song is completely worth seven minutes (or an hour or two) of your time today.

You can watch the video for Julie Rhodes' cover of "I'd Rather Go Blind" below. For more on Julie Rhodes, be sure to check out her website.

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