This is significantly good. Sure, it’s not Sam Cooke but then other than Sam Cooke nothing is.
So, have a look around for more Tedeschi Trucks and………it’s all very good but none of it’s any good. By which I mean it’s all entirely well done, excellently even, but none of it actually lifts. Could well just be me of course.
But I have a feeling that song selection matters more than many want to think.
It might actually be this though:
OK, and this:
Nothing wrong with that second. Bunch of very fine session musicians. And yet:
There’s something extra in the Duffy version. The phrasing just connects better.
As Our Very Own Dennis From Ohio, He Of Many Names, has been known to remark there really is a reason why Ry Cooder, excellent guitarist and singer that he is, has mostly been a sideman……there’s some drop extra needed to be really good at this music stuff.