Random Cover of the Week – Check in on Sharon Jones’ Condition

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Remember Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings? They popped up in Sunday Music Spotlight a couple of years ago and made old-school soul cool again. Here they are again, bringing their unique spin to a song made famous by Kenny Rogers, before he was the rotisserie chicken guy:

“Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In”

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Kenny sang this as a part of The First Edition, before his solo career took off, but they weren’t the first to record it. Jerry Lee Lewis actually recorded it a year before The First Edition, but he wasn’t happy with it, so it never got released. It’s probably most famous for its use in this iconic scene from the massively overrated The Big Lebowski (NSFW):

via My Old Kentucky Blog

photo via Rosa’s Photo Corner