where did you sleep last night

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nirvana unplugged is my all time favorite album, one of those that i tend to listen to almost everyday  / and every time i listen to it, i feel the loss of kurt cobain and what could have been / the album does not contain nirvana’s anthem songs \ rather cover versions of songs by cobain’s favorite musicians such as the meat puppets, the vaselines, and lead belly  / where did you sleep last night is raw, emotional, and tormented \ this ends the set and it was reported that cobain argued with the unplugged producers and refused to do an encore because he felt he could not top his performance of this song / i wholeheartedly agree

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from wikipedia

“In the Pines”, also known as “Black Girl” and “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, is a traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870s, and is believed to be Southern Appalachian in origin. The identity of the song’s author is unknown, but it has been recorded by many artists in numerous genres. Traditionally, it is most often associated with the American blues musician Lead Belly, who recorded several versions in the 1940s, as well as the American bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, who helped popularize the song (in a different variant, featuring lyrics about a train) among bluegrass and country audiences with his versions recorded in the 1940s and 1950s.

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didn’t realize that a few weeks ago marked the 20th anniversary of nirvana unplugged

 i like lori goldston’s self-description as “classically trained and rigorously de-trained” / she toured with and played cello for nirvana and its sound adds the right emotional layer to most of the pieces in unplugged | here she is 20 years later

 

 

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