Tox Tunes #69: Cocaine (Tom Rush)

January 27, 2013, 6:58 pm

Tom Rush was one of my favorite folk singers in college, when I wore out the grooves on the LP listening to his cover versions of Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game” and “Urge for Going” .

This somewhat jaunty version of Rev. Gary Davis’s “Cocaine Blues” is, frankly, a little too cheerful for my taste. I much prefer Keith Richards’ spare and haunting version.

BTW, one of the first music videos produced was made in 1968 by the record company Elektra to illustrate Rush’s great song “No Regrets”:

 

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