Song 28: “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” Leadbelly.
Like most people, I first heard this song when Nirvana covered it on Unplugged. I love their version, but I love this version a little more: it’s a little more sparse, understated, and just looking at pictures of Leadbelly, you know his wasn’t the easiest road. Unlike yesterday’s “Cheek To Cheek,” it wasn’t all escapism and breeziness in the 30′s and 40′s.
Or, for some, the 90′s, either.