The Tennessee Waltz

I’ve never been a big Patti Page fan. But I admit, she does a good job with The Tennessee Waltz. The truth is that it’s an odd melody that most people mangle.

I much prefer this very unfaithful version by Otis Redding:

Or if I had to pick a more traditional version, I’ve always been partial to David Bromberg’s version. He sounds like he lived the experience:

Patti Page died yesterday. She was 85.

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  1. I prefer the patti paige version, as its really tough to sing a song like that so straight…..the way is was written and intended. NOT to say the other versions aren’t good

  2. @Will – As I said: it is impressive. But the material is very sad, so I like it when people put a lot of emotion in it.

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