Opinion: Sing it, Rhiannon

Here’s a beautiful song, written originally by Roebuck “Pops” Staples of the Staples Singers back in 1965, performed in this brand new version by the great Rhiannon Giddens.

I make it a rule not to post political material on my Friday music post, and in this case I’m assuming that after 50-plus years, neither the song nor its message remain controversial, but instead reflect our common heritage and values.

So don’t disappoint.

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Surelyyoujest
Surelyyoujest

"....the great Rhiannon"...?  Surely you jest!  The only "Great Rhiannon" was sung by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac back in 1975....

gapeach101
gapeach101

Love Rhinannon Giddens. Didn't realize this was a cover.

JeffreyEav
JeffreyEav

Good one. Didn't know he had passed.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Fine version and I'm sure Pops would approve.


JeffreyEav
JeffreyEav

Yeah at that old R&B feel to it. I like it.