One morning in college I was lying around, listening to WMMR on the radio and this song came on. It was a lovely, odd version of "Bluebird." I sat up in bed and told myself I had to have the record. It was by Bonnie Raitt, and it was the beginning of many years of enjoying her songs. Not all of them, but enough that I have carried her with me from LPs to tapes to CD to mp3. Here's a nice photo montage to her version of Randy Newman's "Guilty."
I can't embed it but you should head over to here to listen to Trisha Yearwood and Raitt -- but mostly Yearwood -- doing Charlie Rich's splendid "Feel Like Going Home." Jools Holland hosting.
And here's a Ray Charles selection made for what should be obvious reasons: