Here's one of my all-time favorite songs. Although I still love Kim Tolliver's version best, today's pick is a stunning rendition by an artist who does not deserve to be as obscure as he is.
It's one of those voices that command attention. Listen for yourself. Sir John Henry (John McArthur) was a very fine singer with the right mix of grit and cream in his voice -- and he moved with ease within the higher ranges. Simply perfect.