Covers: I Heard it Through the Grapevine

“I Heard it Through the Grapevine” is such a great song it was a big hit twice – in 1967 for Gladys Knight & the Pips and in 1968 for Marvin Gaye (which was a #1). You may also remember the Creedence Clearwater Revival version and the California Raisins commercial. The first recording was actually by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1966 but was not released as a single.

Buddy Miles is the lead singer

Covers: My Old Friend the Blues

Steve Earle released the original version in 1986. I’m putting it here because I like the bluegrass version he did with the Del McCoury band. I found a cover by Percy Sledge who covered other country songs over the years. If you like the Earle/McCoury combination, check out The Mountain (1999) an album of original bluegrass songs written by Earle. There are also other Earle/McCoury videos on YouTube.

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