That's for Mama
August 13, 2013 10:12 AM   Subscribe

That was beautiful. He just kills it at the end.
posted by mochapickle at 10:21 AM on August 13, 2013

I love how the crowd treated it like a joke, even as he started singing, but then got really silent when he started to kill it more and more.

Because it is such a timeless song and once upon a time such a ridiculously huge hit, I keep being afraid it's going to show up in the A.V. Club's Hatesong series, and then I would have to become the arch-nemesis of whomever chose it and that would be such a weird thing to start an arch-relationship over, but I would be obligated.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:49 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

He sounds like a good man.
posted by maggieb at 10:52 AM on August 13, 2013

Wow. Floored.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:06 AM on August 13, 2013

Came in expecting a mopey white guy acoustic cover of the song, glad to discover that I was so incredibly wrong.
posted by Think_Long at 11:09 AM on August 13, 2013

Greatest Youtube comment ever: "What the fuck? Looks´╗┐ like the scruffy dude from Parks and Rec but sounds like a black woman with a voice from God."
posted by dfriedman at 11:13 AM on August 13, 2013 [4 favorites]

Pretty good but no match for Dolly singing it to Porter Wagoner.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:16 AM on August 13, 2013

You weren't kidding.
posted by CautionToTheWind at 11:27 AM on August 13, 2013

I think the assumption is that Dolly's version of anything trumps everyone else. We're just talking about going for silver.
posted by mochapickle at 11:30 AM on August 13, 2013 [7 favorites]

Or there's 1974 Dolly's version.
posted by yoink at 2:30 PM on August 13, 2013

As for the FPP, man he really hit that out of the park. I've never heard of Josh Weathers, but the boy can sing. Made me stay through the whole video.
posted by yoink at 2:37 PM on August 13, 2013

Actually, I think this is when he hit it out of the park.

Also, I think it says something about Dolly Parton's songwriting ability that we now have three amazing, yet very different, versions of this song to listen to.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:36 PM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Incredible how he shifts from falsetto on the chorus to full voice AFTER the modulation!
posted by drlith at 3:57 AM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

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