“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by Jackie DeShannon (1963)

Just discovered this gem of a Bob Dylan cover by one of my favorite singers of all-time, Jackie DeShannon.  DeShannon was/is the complete package: smart, tough, beautiful, sexy, and soulful.  She does a remarkable job on this Dylan cover from her debut album in 1963.  All I can say is “Damn!”

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“When You Walk in the Room” – Jackie DeShannon

An absolutely wonderful example of early 1960s pop: the driving bass and drums, the dramatic strings, the Byrds-like guitar sound, and that voice of DeShannon’s cracking with emotion. The Searchers and Pam Tillis may have had bigger hits with their covers of this, but the original by DeShannon is nothing short of magnificent.