The Staple Singers Cover "For What It's Worth"
One of the more interesting little factoids to emerge from the recent Tribute to Neil Young at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 2/10/11 was that Bettye LaVette covered "Heart of Gold" back in 1973.
Well, here's another interesting factoid -- The Staple Singers covered Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" back in 1967.
Here's a remarkable playback of the original 45RPM single.
The reason we find this interesting is that both Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples have been on somewhat of a revival in recent years and to find out they both covered earlier Stephen Stills and Neil Young songs that didn't exactly fit their audiences' niche is somewhat ... remarkable.