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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2019, 12:11:01 am »
The Lemon Song by Led Zep;

https://youtu.be/Oq83yq2u3_E

they even named it Killing Floor on some pressings

Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #76 on: May 30, 2019, 12:42:58 pm »
The Lemon Song by Led Zep;

https://youtu.be/Oq83yq2u3_E

they even named it Killing Floor on some pressings

Apart from Howlin' Wolf's work, The Lemon Song also borrows lyrically from Robert Johnson's Travelling Riverside Blues, though it's argued that Johnson himself borrowed the "squeeze my lemon, 'til the juice runs down my leg" line from another blues track.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Led_Zeppelin_songs_written_or_inspired_by_others
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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #77 on: May 30, 2019, 03:34:21 pm »
The Cramps “Goo Goo Muck” was originally written and recorded by Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads in 1962
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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2019, 09:55:36 am »
Quincy Jones' Ai No Corrida was a cover of Chaz Jankel's.

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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #79 on: June 22, 2019, 12:04:02 am »
Istanbul (not Constantinople); not by TMBG.
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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2019, 11:35:57 pm »
And I thought Five String Serenade was a Mazzy Star original.

https://youtu.be/FXY7TjW15Q0

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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2019, 03:58:50 pm »
I've just been into the Hippy Egg ShopTM, where they often play unfamiliar music. On this occasion they were playing a very familiar song, Take Me To The River, but it definitely wasn't Talking Heads. I felt the voice was kind of familiar but couldn't put a name to it. The zoomer at the till said, "Is it a man or a woman singing? I don't know much about soul," and his colleague didn't know either. So I've just searched and it turns out they were playing the original version, from 1974:
https://youtu.be/vGD8aQ2GKr0

In fact Youtube lists 13 non-Talking Heads versions, 5 of which were earlier and one in the same year.
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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #83 on: November 29, 2019, 10:11:00 am »
Hound Dog - originally by Big Mama Thornton  :o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsBq9MCNVg

Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #84 on: November 29, 2019, 11:19:48 am »
One of the very few (but also very important) benefits of being a certain age is to have grown up knowing that Presley's Hound Dog was a cover of Mama Thornton's and (almost twenty years later) hearing Al Green's Take Me To The River.  I've got the latter on a fabulous (real) soul compilation that also includes Irma Franklin's peerless original of Take Another Little Piece of My Heart.  Accept no imitations, even Janis Joplin's!

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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #85 on: November 29, 2019, 05:20:46 pm »
One of the very few (but also very important) benefits of being a certain age is to have grown up knowing that Presley's Hound Dog was a cover of Mama Thornton's and (almost twenty years later) hearing Al Green's Take Me To The River.  I've got the latter on a fabulous (real) soul compilation that also includes Irma Franklin's peerless original of Take Another Little Piece of My Heart.  Accept no imitations, even Janis Joplin's!
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Re: "Original" songs that are actually covers
« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2019, 05:47:32 pm »
Having listened to it and a couple of others by her – yes. Or almost. More polished and musical than Joplin but less passionate. I guess her sister might have been the best shot at putting both into one.
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