Thursday, March 05, 2009
Thursday Tunes: Jeff Healey
Okay, so I don't usually do this meme, but Swapna really inspired me today. She posted about the Across the Universe soundtrack which made me think of other Beatles covers. The best cover I've ever heard was Jeff Healey's version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. I was a teen when it was on the radio so I think it will always be my favorite. Jeff Healey was an amazing guitar player and had a beautiful deep voice. I use the past tense because it was just a year ago (March 2, 2008) that he died at the age of 41. He had battled cancer his whole life and lost his sight to it as a baby.
I'm posting this Youtube video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps although it might be better to just listen to it! Those mullets and the very round 'dos on the band make me chuckle. This was the '80's.
The Very Best of Jeff Healey $11.99.