If there’s anything to get you through the post-Bank Holiday back-to-work- slump it’s some songs you love (and some great covers of them)

I originally starting thinking of this post when I stumbled upon a Norah Jones/Bonnie Rait cover of Tennessee Walz. I love Sam Cooke’s version which you can’t help but dance to, but Norah and Bonnie brought a sweet longing to it, country-style:

And since we’re doing this, much as I love the dark reggae of Ghost Town by the Specials, Hot 8 Brass Band (yes, them again) brought some flair and joy to the proceedings:

Finally, I think we can safely say that Marvin Gaye’s Heard it Through the Grapevine is timeless (James Jamerson’s bass is a big reason for that) but I love the sass, rhythm and funk of Gladys Knight and the Pips’ version:

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