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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