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Saadi: "Daddy, You Been On My Mind" (Video)

 

One of the most annoying things about American Idol is the fact that the performers always switch the gender of the songs, because apparently it's too weird for a guy to sing "Son of a Preacher Man," so he changes it to "Daughter of a Preacher Woman." Saadi's gender flip on Bob Dylan's "Daddy, You Been On My Mind," in description, set my blood a-boiling, but this is so hazy and vaguely creepy (the fact that "daddy" is used adds a weird layer here) that I hardly recognized the original. Which is basically the best case scenario for covers, because you don't want listeners to solely be thinking about the source material.

 

This song is on a 12-inch by Saadi that is out now.

 

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This song has been done before with the gender switch, namely Joan Baez and Judy Collins. This does not take anything away from the interpretation here!

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