The Caprells – Walk On By

This might be my favorite version of this often-covered classic that I’ve heard. The singers falsetto kills and his spacing of the lyrics is amazing, holding the words for just a little bit too long in certain spots. The echoey repeater background vocals, meandering drums and the dreamy guitar tone make the whole song sound so loose that it might fall apart at any second. What this version lacks, say, from the gloss of Dionne’s version or the massiveness of Isaac’s, it makes up for in sheer rawness. For your weekend wintertime blues.

Audio – The Caprells – Walk On By

– Post by Ben Fasman