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Jan 27, 2020

Motown misses by failing to recognize the R&B potential of a song. I know, I don't get it either. Devil With A Blue Dress, originally by Shorty Long, covered by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, and by The Cramps.

Outro music is Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard.

Jan 20, 2020

A song with a complicated origin and non-collaborative collaboration that became a signature sound, unexpected country, and the Nashville machine. Wagon Wheel, originally by Old Crow Medicine Show, covered by Nathan Carter and by Darius Rucker.

Outro music is I'm On My Way by Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi.

Jan 13, 2020

It's not often that we get two versions of the same song that are so incredibly different, but still utterly delightful. It's a shame that it also comes with a big does of tragedy. A New England by Billy Bragg, covered by Kirsty MacColl.

Outro music is the title theme from The Simpsons by Danny Elfman.

Jan 6, 2020

It was hard to be the kid that recorded one of the best songs ever. Covering that song is hard for much more benign reasons. We look at three attempts that each have very different motivation. I Want You Back, originally by The Jackson 5, covered by Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, and Taylor Swift.

Outro music is Crash...