February 11, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:03 pm

Yeah, I know that she is a moonbat of the highest order, but in her case I do my damndest to put that out of my mind, because Bonnie Raitt sure as hell can play and sing. I love her version of “Runaway.” Listen to the groove the group catches. They grab it in a death grip and don’t let go.

via Cousin Jack


  1. The Del Shannon original is also amazing, particularly for the out-of-this-world organ solo in the middle. But whoever souped the song up to keep it in a minor key all the way — making it kind of spooky — has equal rights of ownership. It is a wicked groove.

    Comment by Cousin Jack — February 12, 2010 @ 1:14 am

  2. BTW, her dad kicked serious ass on Broadway in his day.

    Comment by Cousin Jack — February 12, 2010 @ 1:15 am

  3. Cuz,

    Denny and I do that tune as a hybrid of the Dell Shannon – Bonnie Raitt versions (in A minor), Denny plays the organ part on the kazoo. The first time we played it, he surprised me with the kazoo thing, and I laughed my ass off. I still laugh out loud when we come to that part of the song.


    Comment by Jim — February 12, 2010 @ 4:20 am

  4. She’s been a favorite for a long, long time.

    Comment by Jean — February 12, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  5. Yo.

    Comment by Cappy — February 12, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

  6. It needs a kazoo. I was expecting her to do some slide guitar work in there. That’s what she does best.

    Comment by Denny — February 13, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

  7. I love her music. Always have. I just refuse to CARE about her politics. But damn….that woman can rock, can’t she?

    Comment by Tammi — February 14, 2010 @ 11:56 am

  8. I’ve seen her in concert twice, during the Bush administration. And she only managed one jab each time. I figured that wasn’t bad and was following right in line with my mantra:

    Just shut up and sing.

    And sing she did. Both times I saw her was in Tulsa, and she would drag some old local has-been musician on stage with her. She was truly excited to be playing in a music town, and it showed. Bonnie is great!

    Comment by Jerry in Indiana — February 16, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress