Barb Jungr - Love Me Tender - Cover Me Songs

Barb Jungr knows her Dylan - she recorded an all-Dylan cover album, Every Grain of Sand, in 2002. A few years later came Love Me Tender, an all-about-Elvis album; that's the one that has "Tomorrow" on it. You won't find a trace of either man in her take, though - her European cabaret inflection takes the song literally half a world away, and both the hollow music and her smoky, spooked voice somehow convey a sense of hope as well as doom. A dusky gem.

Cover Me Songs
19 June 2012