It's a treat for your ears when a song you know is performed in a completely different style. Sometimes it seems like there's a hard dividing line between musical genres, with folk, country, bluegrass, and gospel forever separated from pop, rock and rap. But occasionally a song crosses over, not just on the charts, but in the music itself. These examples include songs from one side played in the other side's style, collaborations between artists, or mashups and remixes of already-recorded music. But I think you'll get a kick out of them all.
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
Folsom Prison Gangstaz
Eazy E mashed up with Johnny Cash, mix by DJ Topcat.
Long Hard Times To Come
Sweet Home Country Grammer
Not a performance, but a mashup of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Country Grammer" by Nelly.
By bluegrass band Edna's Kin.
Another Johnny Cash song set to the backbeat of Cypress Hill.
Bluegrass band Nickel Creek performs the song made famous by Britney Spears.
Dolly Parton covered the Collective Soul hit and won a Grammy for it in 2002.
For more, see the previous Late Movies post on Hayseed Dixie.