Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Well spotted by Shaun in a discussion of Jolie Holland. On her website bio La Holland opines “I don’t like Robert Johnson.” But wait, there's more.


Extended quote. “I don’t like Robert Johnson,” Holland says, “but I’ve got an awesome live recording of [singer-songwriter] Entrance doing “Love In Vain.” His version goes, “When the train left the station, there were two lights on behind/the blue light was the blues and the red light was my mind/is all my love in vain?”

I don’t know who Entrance is but his version is the same as the Johnson version. Sort of like saying “I’m not into Dylan but I have heard Hendrix sing ‘All Along the Watchtower’ and the lyrics to his version are incredible.”

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