March 5, 2009

Thursday Tunes: Jeff Healey

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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.

6 comments :

  1. Ok, definitely 80's, but gorgeous! And the way he plays that guitar by feel really is amazing. Thanks for playing along!

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  2. Jeff Healey is most definitely an amazing guitarist. We enjoy listening to his music. I do remember when he died last year... very sad when one so young passes away.

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  3. Kirshna- Thanks for hosting!

    ibeeeg- I remember too. It was so sad.

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  4. It was really too bad when he died last year! My boyfriend is a fan and I remember him mentioning it at the time. I really like this version of this song, too!

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  5. I just listened to the original before coming to your blog. Cool. Glad to hear this version again though.

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  6. Kailana & John- Thanks for listening!

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