Track of the Day: 'Country Roads' by Toots and the Maytals

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Reader Scot picks a beauty—a Jamaican version of John Denver’s ode to West Virginia:

I went through the whole cover song thread tonight, great stuff. I always liked this reggae version of John Denver’s “Country Roads.” There’s a number of live performances on YouTube but this main tune has the better sound IMHO.

A German friend of mine once told me that John Denver is huuuge in Deutschland. Enjoy:

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