Five-Star Fridays

Friday, May 20th, 2011

In another universe, Judy Henske stuck with rock, and became that universe’s Janis Joplin, only with more range. This song starts off as a sleepy blues tune, then, at about the 0:55 minute mark, it wakes up and slaps you in the face. Incredibly, the song was conceived, written, and recorded in a little over an hour.

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13 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  NSM | 

    God, it is dreadful.

  2. #2 |  Todd | 

    Pretty bad Radley, but I do appreciate you turning me on to Moxy furvious and Old Crow Medicine show

  3. #3 |  Will Grigg | 

    After hearing this on your FB page a few days ago, I said almost exactly the same thing about Janis Joplin. On the subject of a musical multiverse, I’ve wondered if in some cosmic continuity Led Zeppelin never happened, an Janis Joplin went on to a long life as that dimension’s distaff Robert Plant.

  4. #4 |  Henry Bowman | 

    Hmmm…a bit of trivia: Jerry Yester is the brother of Jim Yester, who was one of the original members of The Association. Jerry Yester produced some (many?) of their early recordings. I think that the Yesters hail from Birmingham originally.

  5. #5 |  TGGP | 

    I assumed it was going to be a Black Sabbath cover. Speaking of which, “most people did not think of Black Sabbath as a Christian band and justifiably so. Nevertheless, the band wrote far better Christian rock than most self-described practitioners of the genre.”

  6. #6 |  John Payne | 

    Wow, this is awesome. Also, I’m glad you liked that blog post, TGGP.

  7. #7 |  Nancy Lebovitz | 

    I liked it, too.

  8. #8 |  DJMoore | 

    Thanks, Radley.

    Youtube leads me to “Rapture”, which left my face wet.

    I note from the first two comments here and youtube comments on these and other songs that not everybody hears the voice I’m hearing.

  9. #9 |  Retrorv | 

    Agree with the first 2 posters.

  10. #10 |  A.G. Pym | 

    Ah, “Magic Judy.” Somewhere, Burke is smiling.

  11. #11 |  Sinchy | 

    I am already sarting my infant son on Black Sabbath, the Rockabye baby lullabye versions that is

  12. #12 |  Doc Tom | 

    Hearing this made me yearn for some Carolyn Wonderland. Check her out if you ain’t had the pleasure.

  13. #13 |  TGGP | 

    I think this from John Payne is another thing Radley readers will like.