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Lynn Anderson - Just Like Jesse James

Sun May 11, 2014 3:47 pm

She sounds almost like Pat Benatar here. Rightfully solidifies this as the great country song it is. Recording from 2007.

Re: Lynn Anderson - Just Like Jesse James

Thu May 15, 2014 12:31 am

I hadn't heard this for some time, but it's a nice version of a good song. I don't think Anderson surpasses Cher's recording because her version carries a touch of swagger and attitude that's not present in Lynn's performance. This approach fits the theme of the song and the nature of the lyric more keenly, which isn't to undermine what Anderson does here. Her version is more country-minded, but that also fits the lyric and works quite well indeed.