Well June is over and it is time for the Soundtrack of a Lifetime to back into intermission for another year. 2020 has been a strange year in many ways, but the beat goes on. With each passing year our repertoire of songs grows larger and more varied.
I wanted to finish this season strong. So today you get something a little different.
The song is “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Written and originally performed by the great blues singer Etta James. The song is about a woman that realizes her love is leaving her. She cannot bear the thought.
The Etta James version was recorded in 1968 and has become a blues classic. It is so moving that Etta will bring a tear to your eye. You can listen to the Etta James version by clicking HERE.
Since we covered Etta James back in 2019 with another of her great songs "At Last", I decided offer you a version by another artist, that in my opinion is equally as good.
The song that we have the pleasure to enjoy today is performed by blues singer Beth Hart and recorded with the incredible blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. In this video, performed in 2014 in Amsterdam, Hart knocks it out of the park in a performance that matches Etta James for raw emotion.
But for me, the thing that makes this such an amazing performance is the guitar work that Bonamassa adds to the song. Each time I hear the song I am awestruck at the synergy between the vocals and the music. You can hear Bonamassa's guitar weeping along with Hart's vocals. There are only a handful of guitarists that can make a guitar sing like Bonamassa. I hope you enjoy it.
Until next year, The Soundtrack of a Lifetime bids you many happy days of listening pleasure.
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