Much like Prince, Leonard Cohen, and Dolores O’Riordan, David Bowie continues to ride the wave of excellent posthumous covers. Add a new “The Jean Genie” courtesy of The Reverend Shawn Amos to the list. He performed it on the “Jam in the Van” video series, which records live sessions in a solar-powered recording studio built into a bus.
When gospel bluesman The Reverend Shawn Amos stopped by, he performed a scorching cover of David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” from his new album The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down. With a vibe that floats somewhere between Elvis Costello and Tom Waits, this version starts out slow but escalates quickly into a blues romp with some gnarly harmonica work along with accompanying howls that would make Screamin’ Jay Hawkins blush.
Also worth checking out from the same album is the highly excellent cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding,” embedded below as well.