In The Pines

We can debate this all day long but that wouldn't get anybody anywhere. I typically (like most people) find the original song to be the best when it comes to covers but I enjoy all three of these versions of Leadbelly's "In The Pines", I don't really know what to think. LP does a great version as she lightens things up with a ukulele. At the same time Kurt Cobain really put this song on the map in the 90's with his Unplugged version for MTV that I really can't say which one is best. I like 'em all. Give them all a whirl and let me know what you think. Leadbelly is one of my favorite folk artists. His story is even as good as his music. Look into it. You'll be glad you did. All I have to say is that I'm very very grateful to John and Alan Lomax and their work preserving and recording music.

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