The 1960s was a very musically creative era, sort of like Italy and Germany during the 17th and 18th centuries. What interests me is how songs from different genres passed back and forth, from black soul, country, to rock, and occasionally to straight-ahead blues.
And then there is, as Joan called her in an earlier post comment, that “force of nature” singer Tina Turner, in a full-scale arena version, with fire and special effects:
It seems to me that musical genres are more insulated from each other these days — back in the day all forms of music were broadcast on the same stations. What do you think?
BTW, don’t listen to these four versions sequentially — you’ll have a “Grapevine Overload”!