Last night, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon aired a performance of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Yusuf Cat Stevens performing a version of "You Are My Sunshine." The song is the fourth track on Cat's recently released album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone. You can watch his rendition above.
The Cat Stevens arrangement of the song brings to mind J.J. Cale's "Same Old Blues" (which was also a staple in Lynyrd Skynyrd's repertoire). Prominent bass notes stand out while underlying guitar riffs and keyboards come together for a relaxed, bluesy vibe. Cat's vocals are fresh and find support from the band during the chorus. "You Are My Sunshine" has been covered by many artists over the years, and Cat Stevens gives us a skillful and enjoyable version.
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