Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Carole King vs.Jerry Butler's Cover of So Far Away

I do not to mean to imply that there's any great competition between Carole King's version of her hit "So Far Away" and soul singer Jerry "Iceman" Butler's version. After all, Carole wrote the song, but back in the 1970s I owned both versions and often played them back to back, probably giving the edge to Carole because Jerry's version sounds overly dramatic later in the song (not Jerry's singing but the addition of pretentious back-up singing).

I've posted both singers' renditions here.

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