Listening To James Blake’s Cover Of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You” Might Send You Reaching For A Case Of Kleenex

by • October 24, 2011 • MusicComments (0)3576

I love me my James Blake, so I have to thank Slow Hands for posting this link to James’ cover of Joni Mitchell‘s iconic song “A Case Of You,” writing, “‎3 hour flight this past weekend, listened to this on repeat the whole time . . . pretty fu$!@ing insane.”  I couldn’t agree more.  “A Case of You” is one of Joni Mitchell’s most famous songs, and was recorded for her 1971 album Blue.  At this time in her career Mitchell was in her early folk period, with Mitchell herself playing an Appalachian dulcimer and none other than James Taylor accompanying on acoustic guitar.  “A Case Of You” has been covered and performed by countless artists ranging from Tori Amos, k.d. lang, Diana Krall, the Decemberists, to Prince who recorded a version of “A Case Of You” for his 2002 album One Night Alone.

For all things Joni Mitchell be sure to visit her website at JoniMitchell.com.  To stay in touch with James Blake, you can follow him on Facebook, Tumblr, and his website JamesBlakeMusic.com.  I’ve attached James’ cover of “A Case Of You” below, as well as the original version of the song by Joni Mitchell.  And as with all of my posts related to James Blake, I can never resist posting his stunning video for his equally brilliant track “Lindisfarne” off his award-winning 2011 self-titled debut album.

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