As well as being a great songwriter and an okay singer; John was always a first class stylist. He could take another writer’s song and tun it into something different and interesting.

Here is John singing a very different version of  Lucky Old Sun. I first heard this song in about 1968. The version I first heard was done by Tommy Cash; Johnny’s brother. Frankie Lane and Ray Charles also did great versions. After John did this song he commented that it was one of his favorite songs and he had no idea who wrote it.

According to Wiki ; That Lucky Old Sun” is a 1949 popular song with music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie.

This recording was done at the Turning Point in Piermont, New York, on March 23, 2000.

Lucky Old Sun

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