Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Sermonette: Pops Staples -- "Serve Somebody"

 Bob Dylan wrote it but Pops Staples simply owns this song. His version is so good, the original doesn't cross your mind at all when you listen to it.  That's what's supposed to happen when you hear a cover song.  A great artist makes it their own so completely, it obliterates any other version.

Who's thinking about Bob when they're listening to Jimi Hendrix's cover of All Along The Watchtower?  Is anyone thinking of Otis Redding when Aretha Franklin sings Respect?  Does anyone even know that it was his song first?

Here's Pops Staples version of that gospel song/secular favorite, Serve Somebody. Listen in and be blessed.

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