March 8, 2009

Digging For Covers: G. Love & Jack Johnson do Madonna

There are different types of covers. An artist can transplant a song into a different musical genre (Al Green funking up the Beatles), strip it down to emphasize lyrics and structure (Johnny Cash covering anyone), play an authentic tribute (Cat Power mimicking Dylan in I'm Not There), or rip it off for money (Uncle Kracker on "Drift Away"). And sometimes it's just for fun.

Here's G. Love and Jack Johnson covering Madonna's "Holiday" off her 1983 self-titled debut. Listen for the segway into Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love."

Taste it here:
G. Love & Jack Johnson - "Holiday" (mp3)

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