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Slower Hits ?

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:32 pm

I was giving CD1 of the CM SET a spin and got to I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version), man i forgot how good that is, got me thinking i wish he had done more slower alternates, Hound Dog perhaps like ETTA JAMES's version ?
Also loved how Milkcow Blues Boogie was sounding before he got real gone, which other hits would u have loved a slower version of ?

Re: Slower Hits ?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:48 am

Etta James' version of "Hound Dog," cut about 12 years ago, moves the tempo to a more bluesy place, and definitely draws upon Big Mama Thornton's original in her vocal.

It's great, though, and it's a shame Elvis didn't give an arrangement like this a shot in the '70s instead of running through it in 54 seconds. Imagine if Tony Joe White had helped out Elvis with such ideas.

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Etta James, "Hound Dog" Matriarch of the Blues (Private Music/BMG 8205, December 16, 2000)

We lost Etta just a year ago. May she R.I.P.

Re: Slower Hits ?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:53 am

That's a cool version by Etta James, thanks