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Leatherwing Bat

Posted by shanoah on September 18, 2008

Well, once again I have ideas for posts that would be fairly nontraditional that I’m not doing today. First, I wanted to do more music by Klaus Nomi, as I’m finding him fairly cool in a freaky David Bowie way.

Then I wanted to play Jewish rock music. And I’m sure both will appear here eventually. But for today, I decided to play a traditional song about courting between various flying creatures made popular by Peter, Paul & Mary.

You may appreciate this, Sean. It’s called “Leatherwing Bat”:

Leatherwing Bat – Judy Collins & The Muppets

While it has various muppets, Judy Collins rendition is fairly traditional, other then minor adaptations. Wish she’d sung more then 3 verses, though.

This is one of these songs that has a number of verses. I know my favorite rendition, by Cormorant’s Fancy, has 6 plus a redux of the original verse.

The Cuckoo/Leatherwing Bat – David Serotkin / Whitney Moore

This version opens with the song “The Cuckoo”. It was fairly nicely done. Seems a bit rushed, though, perhaps due to them trying to do two songs in the space of one.

Leatherwing Bat – Duhks

This is a much less traditional rendition by the Duhks, though the verses stick pretty close to the traditional versions. It includes more of the verses then the other two, and is an interesting take on the song.


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