Covers: Mockingbird

The original version of “Mockingbird” was by the sister and brother duo Inez and Charlie Foxx in 1963.

There was a popular cover in 1973 by Carly Simon and her then husband James Taylor.  Simon does well but Taylor is horrible.  He has no feel for R&B which he also proved on his terrible cover of “How Sweet it Is”.  Stick to folk and country, James!

Taj Mahal did a much better version in 1993 with Etta James.

Inez & Charlie Foxx

Carly Simon and James Taylor

 

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