I haven’t quite finished Female Country Singers Week. There are two to go—one American and one Canadian.
Those of a certain age will remember listening (and dancing) to the old rock song “Baby now that I’ve found you,” released in 1967 by The Foundations. It was a huge hit, and covered by several other artists, including Donnie and Marie Osmond. But the best cover by far is this one, by the awesomely talented singer and fiddler (“fiddler” doesn’t really cover it) Alison Krauss.
Born in 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, Krauss, who often records with her group Union Station, has won more Grammys than any other living artist (27); the only musician with more is the late conductor Sir George Solti (30).
I must admit that I didn’t know much about Krauss until a few months ago, but since then I’ve been entranced by her lovely voice and her talent on the fiddle. And what she does with the Foundations song is amazing—it’s countrified a tad and made far more melancholy. And how in blazes did she even think to redo this song?
If you want to hear the original rock version, it’s here.