The slowed down Jolene from earlier today has me thinking about the other amazing alternate version of the song, one that I haven’t heard in a while.
I first heard it near the beginning of my radio days back in 2002. I don’t remember who I was talking to since I was still getting to know everybody (which is kind of funny in a way), but somehow the subject turned to covers and how I sure do love a good one.
“Have you ever heard the White Stripes do Jolene?”
Next thing I knew, he was digging it out of the library and on it came. I’ve loved it ever since. The White Stripes – Jolene
You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find a version of this on YouTube that wasn’t encoded at a ridiculously low bitrate, toned up, both of the above or one of the many live ones.