Sleepy LaBeef, national treasure, covers lots of songs. You know that. And you know it’s only natural that some covers are better than others.
Especially when Sleepy covers Tony Joe White. Especially considering both of their voices check in somewhere around low baritone on the register.
Today’s cut originally appeared on “Black and White,” which was White’s first album on Monument Records in 1969. It charted as a single, but was overshadowed by another single off the album. Oh, yeah, you know the one: “Poke Salad Annie.”
Enjoy today’s tale from the swamp.
“Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin),” Sleepy LaBeef, from “I’ll Never Lay My Guitar Down,” 1996.