As a hardcore [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] fan, I usually get a little suspicious and shifty-eyed when someone else performs a song by the ‘Greatest Rock and Roll Band Of All Time.’ Now enter, Austin Criswell, a big guy with a small ukulele and an amazing voice! This is one of the best versions of any Fab Four song I’ve ever heard. Check it out!
Granted, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] have done their share of cover songs, especially when they were just getting started. The first Motown tune to go #1, ‘Please Mr. Postman,’ by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Marvelettes[/lastfm], is just one example. ‘Rock and Roll Music’ by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chuck Berry[/lastfm] is another. And since the Fab Four set the bar soooo high with amazing songs and musical crafting, any cover version of their work has to be better than good. Period.
With that in mind, here is a cover version of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm]‘s “Something” which easily exceeds that criteria. Austin Criswell, with his version of an Abbey Road classic. Very much worth a view and listen!
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