Covers: Sing Me Back Home

“Sing Me Back Home” was written and recorded by Merle Haggard.  It was released in 1967.  It has been covered in versions not released at the time in 1969 by the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.  There’s a version from the 1990s (not on YouTube) by the Jayhawks which appears to be inspired by the Flying Burrito Brothers versions.

Merle Haggard

The Byrds (live)

The Flying Burrito Brothers

The Flying Burrito Brothers (faster version)



Covers: That’s How Strong My Love Is

“That’s How Strong My Love Is” was written by Roosevelt Jamison and originally recorded by O. V. Wright in 1964.  The most famous version was by Otis Redding from 1965.  The Rolling Stones also recorded it in 1965.  A fine slow version which salutes the 1960s was recorded by Taj Mahal  in 1993.

Tribute to Roosevelt Jamison by Peter Guralnick


O. V. Wright

Otis Redding

The Rolling Stones

Taj Mahal