Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good

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Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

 Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle.

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Linda Ronstadt You’re No Good

She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. “You’re No Good” is a song written by Clint Ballard, Jr. which first charted for Betty Everett in 1963 and became a #1 hit in 1975 for Linda Ronstadt.

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The original version of “You’re No Good” was cut by Dee Dee Warwick for Jubilee Records in 1963 with production by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was Linda Ronstadt who would have the biggest success with a remake of “You’re No Good” for her double platinum career-defining Heart Like A Wheel album released in late 1974 by Capitol Records.

Ronstadt had been featuring the song to close her live shows, her band member Kenny Edwards having suggested it to her. Ronstadt made a last-minute decision to record “You’re No Good” for Heart Like a Wheel and, rather than using an arrangement similar to the Betty Everett original she and her bandmates decided to work out a new arrangement for her recording of the song.  Andrew Gold added a sparse drum track, giving me a basic track to sing over.

On a side note: If you notice in the Video, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (From Steely Dan, and The Doobie Brothers) is playing congas. – “My, how things have changed.”

 

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