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October 05, 2010


I had forgotten what a lovely song this is.

Posted by Cassandra at October 5, 2010 06:02 PM

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Aside from her Stoned Ponies days, if you want to see her talent in full bloom, you should catch her in Pirates of Penzance. Angela Lansbury was pretty awesome, too.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at October 5, 2010 06:49 PM

This is one of my fav's from her Gershwin tribute album.

Posted by: DL Sly at October 5, 2010 07:28 PM

She's a ditzy pothead, but she does have a pretty voice. My sisters were uniformly un-impressed with her in concert +35 years ago. My older sister still mocks Linda to this day when her name comes up.
She's certainly not in the same league in terms of talent or professionalism as Bonnie Raitt, for example.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at October 5, 2010 08:39 PM

Chocolate and vanilla ice cream...
Never have been a fan of Bonnie Raitt...
do own several Ronstadt albums, however.

C'est la vie


Posted by: Joseph Welsh at October 5, 2010 10:29 PM

KtLW wanted to see her in concert at the Garden State Art Center in '04.

After her first set, Linda spent so much time bitching about Dubya that the entire center section started chanting, "Shut. Up. And. Sing."

The got so loud, it woke me up.

Posted by: BillT at October 6, 2010 04:30 AM

*They*. *They* got so loud...

*stumbles off in search of caffeine*

Posted by: BillT at October 6, 2010 04:32 AM

It's not Gershwin. Irving Berlin 1924.

Posted by: Ron Weiss at October 6, 2010 10:52 AM

She has a lovely voice. Not so fond of her politics.

I've always been partial to Sinatra's rendering of this song too, but since most folks have heard that over and over I thought this might be more interesting. Plus it's quite good in its own right.

Posted by: Cassandra at October 6, 2010 10:56 AM

Ballads were her forte. On the other hand, you can decide for yourself whether her version of (ahem) Tumbling Dice is up to the original.

She's now a granola lesbian, formerly Jerry Brown's beard ;p

Posted by: jeff at October 6, 2010 11:01 PM

This song can carry the poorest singer.

She does well with it, too.

Posted by: Aunt Ralph at October 7, 2010 10:59 AM