Monday, June 18, 2012

Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" #MusicMonday

Can you tell that I'm a fan of Leonard Cohen?  An inductee into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, he was most recently awarded the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize.  Love this: one great Canadian artist wins a prize named in the memory of another great Canadian artist.

Leonard Cohen's song "Suzanne" has been covered by many artists, but "Bird on a Wire" and, of course, "Hallelujah" are his most popular songs.

Here is the earliest recording (1966) Of "Suzanne," by the folk group The Stormy Clovers. The video comprises photos of The Stormy Clovers, Leonard himself, and the Montreal waterfront.

And here is Leonard performing "Suzanne" with Judy Collins, who brought his songs to the attention of the broader listening public:

In an upcoming #MusicMonday post, I'll feature Nina Simone's unique styling of "Suzanne."

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