January 14, 2009

If you ever change your mind about leaving Jim James behind…


My Morning Jacket covered Sam Cooke’s masterpiece “Bring It On Home To Me,” New Years Eve 2008 at Madison Square Garden.

We have a bit of an ongoing fascination with cover versions of this song ’round these parts.

Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke cover) – My Morning Jacket


The entire NYE show was a scorcher.


[top photo by the amazing Kyle Dean Reinford, poster photo via Brooklyn Vegan]


  • Hi Heather,
    Did you hear that Will Johnson (the man, the myth, the legend) from Centromatic played on Golden. Splendid stuff!

    We have MMJ supporting Neil Young here next week which has me very excited.

    Tawriffic — January 14, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

  • NYE with MMJ was one of, if not THE, best shows of my entire life. From rocking their own stuff, to the kick ass covers, it was an amazing time for all around. I get goose bumps every time I listen to the crowd singing with Jim at the beginning of One Big Holiday on the tape. Can’t wait to see them again!

    Ryan — January 14, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

  • The live version of this tune by Cooke at the Harlem Square Club is probably the best live song I’ve ever heard. My hair stands on end when I hear it.

    Ever see Michael Mann’s Ali? The opening used that version quite well.

    Brian — January 14, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

  • Heather,
    maybe I’m late on this one, but check out Ted Hawkins singing this one:

    eikoh — January 16, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  • [...] it when Heather Browne, the Colorado blogger behind the site, linked to it from a more recent post highlighting a live version by My Morning Jacket. Alas, she didn’t include Sonny Terry & [...]

    Needless to Say — January 18, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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