Monday, April 28, 2008

Scarlet Begonias for Everyone

Wow - 2 days in a row! This may not happen often, but being new to the blog-o-sphere I couldn't help myself.

When I first visualized this blog I thought it would be nice and easy... I thought. It occurred to me that there are thousands of other blogs out there and re-creating what was already done was just plain silly. So, I now have to take my time and research to make sure that what I decide to blog is a different take on the same point.

For instance, I thought today's blog would be a whole bit about Foamfoot, a cover band made up of Chris Robinson & Marc Ford from the Black Crowes, Jimmy Ashurst of The JuJu Hounds, Eric Bobo from Cypress Hill and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks. This show is just great Rock 'n Roll.... and then I discovered If Foamfoot is new to you definitely check out the Aquarium's posts on the topic here.

OK - so on to today's point. Once I discovered Foamfoot would be redundant I ended up thinking about yesterday's post which led me to Jimmy Buffet and covers which led to Jimmy's cover of the Dead's Scarlet Begonias which led to Sublime's version which begged the question: Who else has covered Scarlet Begonias?

With a bit of time I was surprised that this was not covered as much as I intended. I Googled "Scarlet Begonias cover" and found the two mentioned above. I then searched and found Keller Williams, Max Creek, Phish and The Big Wu.

Keller & Phish were no surprise, but always worth the time especially if you love your Begonias. Max Creek, clocking in at over 16 minutes, is a great find and I encourage you to listen to an old friend with new ears. The Wu is nice, but not lighting my world on fire.

If you know of other Begonia covers out there let me know as I would love to hear them. If I can I will also add them to the playlist and if possible link to the mp3.

Available MP3s Found on
Keller's Begonias
Max Creek Begonias
The Big Wu Begonia

Available on
Phish Begonias

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is something about most Dead songs that has the power to touch the very fiber of our being. Scarlet Begonias is one of those songs. The phrase "Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right."
Pretty much, no matter how bad things may seem, if you look you will find the "light.