Kennedy Center Observations

Martin Bailey mobailey at
Sun Jan 4 11:34:51 UTC 2009

I'm just catching up with the YouTube videos of this ceremony now.

> _YouTube - Bettye LaVette Love Reign O'er Me (Live from Kennedy
> Center
> Honors)_ (

(Did anyone else note the typo at the start of this clip: "Kenney Center 
Honor".  Was this whole ceremony a tribute from Kenney Jones?)

Thanks for posting this.  Truly awesome version.  The only possible flaw in 
this rendition is the piano at the beginning of the song - it lacks the 
beauty and build up of the original.  But Bettye really whacks out a belting 

This is a keeper.  I've uploaded an MP3 of this here:

I found some more footage on YouTube.  Including a 10 minute clip of all the 
Who tribute acts:

And all the presenter's speeches (including Jacks Black, around 4 minutes 
into the clip):


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