Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On The Ceiling

"Blue lights across the street, blinkin' off and on... I'm so lonely now you're gone..." Which version moves you more, Fred Neil´s original or Karen Dalton´s cover? Initially I ruled it a draw, but in the end the latter´s characteristic voice won out. After seeing sweet mother K.D. perform in the Village for the first time, Neil proclaimed that "she did Blues On The Ceiling (which is my song) with so much feeling that if she told me she had written it herself, I would have believed her." And isn´t that the highest praise a singer can possibly get?

Fred Neil - Blues On The Ceiling MP3
Karen Dalton - Blues On The Ceiling MP3

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