Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cover: Sharon Jones - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)" - Plus European Tour Dates



Download: Sharon Jones - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" (Kenny Rogers and The First Edition cover)
Download: Kenny Rogers And First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" (original)
Download: Sharon Jones - "100 Days 100 Nights"

Tell Donny to shut the fuck up, because Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings is covering a song which attained its cult status through one of the Coen Bros. most beloved films. But first, a little background. A few days ago, Jezebel posted a video of Sharon Jones being interviewed about Amy Winehouse, amongst other topics. Jones is bitter, naturally, but also retains a cool head on her shoulders. Read that post and watch the video here.

In the comment section for said article, a Jezebel commenter dropped an MP3 of Ms. Jones and The Dap-Kings's live cover of Kenny Rogers And The First Edition's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In", which you know as the song prominently featured in The Big Lebowski, during one of the dude's hallucinations. Above you'll find the Sharon Jones version, the original, and another Sharon Jones MP3.

Below are European tour dates (via The Music Slut):
Thursday, April 10
Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland

Friday, April 11
Mint Lounge
Manchester, England

Saturday, April 12
Madeira Shelter Hall
Brighton, England

Sunday, April 13
Yardbird
Birmingham, England

Tuesday, April 15
The Sage
Gateshead, England

Wednesday, April 16 thru Friday April 18
Jazz Cafe
London, England

Saturday, April 19
Fiddlers
Bristol, EnglandS


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