Sounds For Sunday

by Simon

A handful of cover versions today of a song that has always irritated me in it’s original form. Yesterday by The Beatles. I don’t know why it irritates me so, it always has. Even as a child I found it to be cheesy. The fact that we sometimes sang it in school assembly probably didn’t help.

That’s a little strange looking back: but there were a few teachers that were definite hippies. One of my teachers had a boyfriend who would sometimes come to the school in his Afghan coat and play songs on his guitar. They drove a VW minibus covered in flower transfers. This was when I was about six or seven. We thought they were great.

Anyway here’s three versions that make me listen to this song with new ears.

Marvin Gaye – Yesterday
The Bar-Kays – Yesterday
Roosevelt ‘Rosey’ Grier – Yesterday

The last one is probably my favourite here. And Rosey Grier’s story is pretty amazing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Grier

I have Funky16Corners blog to thank for introducing me to this one! Lovely stuff!

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