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Monday, December 8, 2008

BETTY LAVETTE - WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION IS IN


Betty completely OWNS this song after her version. A great example of a song that is forgettable at best in its original version completely getting blown out of the water by a new performer tackling it. All hail Betty!

from 1968...

4 comments:

Stuart Shea said...

Well, I like the original, but you're right--this one is FAR the better.

k said...

new to your blog.
checkin you out mate.
its looking good

karl

Tim said...

I saw her sing this last year.

It was smokin!!!!

Rick Daddy said...

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings covered this song in 2005 and stole this arrangement! It's a note-for-note cover, and I dunno if they copped to it or mentioned it in the liner notes to the album "Hot Funky and Sweaty: The Sound of Heavy Soul and Funk Today."