Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Bettye LaVette is a great American treasure, who never gets the recognition she deserves. Of course this is a cover of an old Elton John song.

Bernie Taupin and Elton John…I knew them quite well, as they worked together a lot on Bernie’s poetry albums. Bernie and Elton were just getting started when they were doing that. Elton was still the mail boy for Dick James Publishing in London. The studio was in the offices there. He was not Elton at the time. His name was still Reggie.~ Shawn Phillips


Filed under Blues Music, History, Music, Soul Music, Vocal Music

4 responses to “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

  1. As a long time Elton and Bernie fan, I’m just a tad resistant to cover versions of their stuff. But I have to say that Ms. LaVette has done a damned nice job with this one! 😀

  2. Speaking of Elton and Bernie covers, Friday’s episode of Haven closed with this little bit of ‪Ellie Goulding covering Your Song:

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