Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 86725 times)

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #250 on: February 28, 2013, 10:11:48 am »
I have a feeling we've had this one already, but it won't hurt to mention it again...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gvoajDAOHkc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gvoajDAOHkc&rel=1</a>

Not just a great cover version but a great translation - it achieves the rare feat of matching the poetry and wit of the original.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #251 on: March 01, 2013, 10:05:25 pm »
Sinead O'Connor - Ode to Billie Joe

tiermat

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #252 on: March 01, 2013, 10:11:29 pm »
Following my discovered passion for Patax, Man in the Mirror, where the intensity builds wonderfully.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cf-pZxIQM2k&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/cf-pZxIQM2k&rel=1</a>

We enjoyed that one!
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #253 on: March 06, 2013, 02:48:27 pm »

By gum that were good, quite set me off on a Youtube frolic, back to the original which was truly great and through some peripheral ambles off to what has to be the strangest nomination for great cover version. Can't find my way home by..... Steve Winwood. It appears via his website as the kick off for a cover version contest http://www.stevewinwood.com/contests also uploaded officially to youtube (inc HD) . Been up since May apparently but no other covers. Could be fun to watch for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI

The winners are in

#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FId2Sy2fk
Brenna Fitzgerald


#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Lv-PZN81c
Yochi Aoyama


#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y4itjg92EE
edlamps

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #254 on: March 06, 2013, 10:52:35 pm »
Black Magic woman


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/EQcJHqVr65I&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/EQcJHqVr65I&rel=1</a>


Tuvan throat singing at its best

Seriously - an excellent album
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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #255 on: March 08, 2013, 06:50:00 pm »
Just found this - a great band doing a great cover of a great song by one of the all time great recording artists...

http://youtu.be/W7LtX9k_ElU

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #256 on: March 08, 2013, 06:58:39 pm »
And this version is pretty damn great too...

http://youtu.be/0-rvmYCHm5o

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #257 on: March 08, 2013, 08:33:38 pm »
Just found this - a great band doing a great cover of a great song by one of the all time great recording artists...

http://youtu.be/W7LtX9k_ElU

The missing link between The Jam and The Style Council

(edit: response before I clicked the second link)

tiermat

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #258 on: March 14, 2013, 03:12:31 pm »
Smoove and Turrell, a great cover of "Don't Go":

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MGLXYHne8nU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MGLXYHne8nU&rel=1</a>

The Milk, their, also excellent, cover of "Express Yourself", but I can't find a video for it, only find it on SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/thisisthemilk/express-yourself
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #260 on: April 22, 2013, 09:26:02 am »
"Your no good" famously done by Linda Ronstadt but here by Van Halen. Almost unrecognizable but excellent.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vl0TqgbVRaI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/vl0TqgbVRaI&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #261 on: April 22, 2013, 09:29:17 am »
Heart's "Baracuda" covered by Alice in Chains fronted by country singer Gretchen Wilson. She rawks ! Who new ? Watch out for Nancy Wilson coming on stage half way through to do the solo.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/BqQkECIn738&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/BqQkECIn738&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #262 on: May 15, 2013, 08:24:55 am »
Discovered this recently, can't believe I've not heard it before. Now excuse me, I think I've got a speck of dust in my eye or something...

http://youtu.be/GEO7MNk3PF4

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #263 on: May 31, 2013, 05:12:21 pm »
The original version of a country classic, better known for the cover by Paul Simon...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/y2mBkQzg-Po&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/y2mBkQzg-Po&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #264 on: May 31, 2013, 05:52:18 pm »
Delbert McClinton's take on Lay Down Sally.

Becca Bramlett sounds and moves just like her mum !

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1DfbGnC3fMI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1DfbGnC3fMI&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

mattc

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #265 on: May 31, 2013, 07:46:49 pm »
The original version of a country classic, better known for the cover by Paul Simon...

Careful! There will be kids reading this who don't know any better.

(Graceland was a Paul Simon composition. AFAIK, anyway!)
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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #266 on: June 01, 2013, 12:05:34 am »
(Graceland was a Paul Simon composition. AFAIK, anyway!)

Lyrically, it's unmistakeably Paul Simon. Works soooo well as a country tune though!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #267 on: July 01, 2013, 04:25:42 pm »
Grace Potter puts a different spin on Beyonce's "Why don't you love me"

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PtDbpTbbVxQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/PtDbpTbbVxQ&rel=1</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #268 on: July 01, 2013, 09:59:32 pm »
Bloody right  pcolbeck... and White Rabbit deserves mention too

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YOxwveMaaZA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/YOxwveMaaZA&rel=1</a>

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #269 on: July 02, 2013, 07:47:19 am »
And Tush. Tight band she has too. The excellent Catherine Popper (ex Hem, Ryan Adams and Willie Nelson bands) used to play base with the Nocturnals for several years.

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=31653062&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=31653062&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #270 on: July 02, 2013, 08:30:33 am »
Are instrumental covers allowed here?

Lee Ritenour, Shape of My Heart

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/leIHpa7KmAA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/leIHpa7KmAA&rel=1</a>

Warning - listening to the album it comes from - Six String Theory -  might be bad for your pocket. To quote "Ritenour is among twenty legendary world class guitarists who guest on the recording, produced along with John Burk of Concord Records. Joining him in this tribute to the guitar, the all-star line-up includes: George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Robert Cray and Vince Gill among many other superstars."

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #271 on: July 02, 2013, 09:14:09 am »
Been having a blues-fest this morning

Beth Hart, Change is gonna come. Not as smooth as Sam Cooke, but real blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIL8AKWRNQ

tiermat

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #272 on: August 16, 2013, 11:35:32 am »
A cover version doing what it is supposed to do, i.e. not just faithfully re-produce the original, but make it their own.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Apples, with their cover of "Killing In The Name Of".

If this doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he9E2Kd-3n4
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #273 on: August 26, 2013, 10:56:44 am »
The Stones covering Stevie Wonder's "I don't know why"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46cBLgtaTs
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Steph

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #274 on: August 28, 2013, 10:14:05 pm »
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