Thursday, March 02, 2006

Let's Go Bluegrass! Let's Get Nuts!

One of the things I love about iTunes is the ability to search for entirely random cover versions of familiar songs. Regular readers will recall my joy at discovering The King, an Irish postman and Elvis imitator who only sings songs by dead rock stars. Recently I stumbled across the Okra All-Stars, a Bluegrass ensemble with a love of twang and torch. Why was I looking for when I found them on iTunes? Prince cover versions. The Okra All-Stars' version of Purple Rain has to be heard to be believed. If you've got iTunes, search for it - your jaw will drop in disbelief...

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