Sunday, January 07, 2007

Musically Impressive

Alison Krauss has done a cover of a terrible song, and made it beautiful. Even more than writing a song, it takes a special talent to hear the possibilities when they are obscured by drek.

"Baby, Now That I've Found You" by the Foundations (a two-hit wonder - the other was "Build Me Up, Buttercup"), was a late 60's pop-sacharrine with fake doo-wop and bluesy voice to make it sound like it had a harder edge. Like if the Archies sang "We Gotta Get Outa This Place" or something.

The Alison Krauss version is beautiful.

2 comments:

CNS said...

I agree, much MUCH better than the original,though I didn't know who did that til now!

Bird Dog said...

Yes, she is wonderful.