Laura Marling Covers Allman Brothers

April 25, 2012

We’ve known that Laura Marling can pull off covers culled from the canon of her own genre with ease — such as oft-honored tunes by Jackson C. Frank, Neil Young, and Ryan Adams –  but her take on Southern rock is something new to these ears. Granted, we’ll have to give her a pass for whittling this one down from the extended, jam-heavy original, but the vocals are spot-on with a soulful mood here that feels appropriate to the solo-acoustic setting. Add someone like Blake Mills on slide guitar, perhaps, plus a couple of drum kits and they could really sink their teeth into this section of her record collection. Either way, “Whipping Post” is a damn fine start:

Laura Marling – “Whipping Post” (The Allman Brothers Band Cover, Live)

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