Or, in ful­l, Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On), writ­ten and record­ed by the Ever­ly Brothers in 1964. I ran across it on the Robert Plan­t/Ali­son Kraus col­lab­o­ra­tion Rais­ing Sand, which is re­al­ly a fine piece of work. I’d nev­er re­al­ly lis­tened to the Everlys till I start­ed writ­ing this, but that ver­sion is ex­cel­lent too.

That Plan­t/Krauss col­lab­o­ra­tion came out of the blue back in 2007 and sold a lot of copies, and made a lot of peo­ple smile. It’s pro­duced, and the songs cu­rat­ed, by T Bone Bur­net­t; he did a fine job.

Plant and Krauss

When Plant and Krauss went out on tour, they threw in a few Led Zep­pelin songs, most of which were ab­so­lute­ly charm­ing. As far as I know they were nev­er shipped as a record­ing, but cour­tesy of YouTube, here’s The Bat­tle of Ever­more, When The Levee Breaks, and Black Dog. It’s hard not to en­joy lis­ten­ing, part­ly be­cause Robert and Ali­son seem to en­joy per­form­ing so much.

Back to Gone, Gone, Gone; the Everlys are hard­er, faster, tighter; com­mit­ted rock and rol­l. Their close har­monies are breath­tak­ing. Maybe a tee­ny bit more mu­si­cal qual­i­ty, but Robert and Ali­son still more in­ter­est­ing.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. The Everlys on Ama­zon, iTunes, Spo­ti­fy. Plan­t/Krauss on Ama­zon, iTunes, Spo­ti­fy. As for live video here are the Everlys with hor­ri­ble pic­ture but awe­some dancer­s; and again with bet­ter pic­ture but no dancers. Al­ter­na­tive­ly, here’s a super-polished take by Robert and Alison, paired with Rich Wo­man.

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