Jolene Covers

Overall I thought the Grammys had some great performances  (and not just because of was a blogger for the Americana category) but the cover of Jolene by Nora Jones, Keith Urban seemed a but disjointed. There have been other, better covers of this Dolly Parton classic. Here are a few:

Not  a White Stripes fan, but there’s no denying the passion here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX8piT5lOsM[/youtube]

Alison Krauss the Kennedy Center Honors show which payed Tribute to Dolly Parton’s lifetime accomplishment. Krauss can song the phone book and sound fantastic.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iecixko7HbQ[/youtube]

This dude does kind of a gut-bucket style cover.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GfT6fD8XO8&feature=related[/youtube]

Shot at a Mumford & Sons’ secret debut album launch party held in a barn somewhere in 2009.  Laura Marling on guest vocals.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neuOM2KmWhw[/youtube]

and of course Dolly Parton herself (announced by her mentor Porter Wagoner.)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plvBR02wDs[/youtube]

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