Song of the Day–3.4.19

Over the last week or so, I watched Season 3 of True Detective (and yes, it lived up to the hype). I quickly recognized the theme song was a cover of Son House’s “Death Letter” performed by Cassandra Wilson. “Death Letter” is one of my favorite songs of all-time–and Son House is one of my favorite musicians of all-time–so I was thrilled to hear another version of such a great song.

Son House Mississippi Blues Trail
Son House historical marker along the Mississippi Blues Trail on Highway 61. Photo by Amanda Filipcic-Godsey

First, by the man himself, Son House:

Live version from The White Stripes:

The cover and artist that inspired this post, Cassandra Wilson:

 

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