Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 89007 times)

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #400 on: October 06, 2015, 11:21:23 pm »
I've just heard Tom Jones on Later covering Gillian Welch's Elvis Presley Blues.

It really shouldn't work but it does.

IanDG

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #401 on: October 16, 2015, 10:53:39 pm »
All Tomorrows Parties covered by Oysterband and June Tabor

https://youtu.be/SSFEM7ndC6g

Steph

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #402 on: October 17, 2015, 09:30:27 am »
All Tomorrows Parties covered by Oysterband and June Tabor

https://youtu.be/SSFEM7ndC6g

Oooooooh yes!
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #403 on: October 22, 2015, 12:36:52 am »
Do duets with the original artist count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRmRvNx4rCs

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #404 on: November 24, 2015, 09:52:55 am »
Bob Dylan's "Make you feel my love". Famously a hit for Adele but I like this version by John Talley.

https://youtu.be/jqvUcSH2iWk

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #405 on: November 24, 2015, 10:06:58 am »
Bob Dylan's "Make you feel my love". Famously a hit for Adele but I like this version by John Talley.

https://youtu.be/jqvUcSH2iWk

At least you didn't put up Billy Joel's, which is strangely rubbish.

Vince

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #406 on: November 25, 2015, 07:51:07 am »
I only want to be with you - The Tourists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTIuNikq4w
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #407 on: November 25, 2015, 08:39:17 pm »
Is there a thread for Crap Cover Versions?  And does it count if $ARTIST releases one of their own songs in the style of a club singer in a version that's barely recognisable as being the same ditty?

Yes, you, Mr B Dylan of USAnia and Muswell Hill...
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Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #408 on: November 25, 2015, 09:54:38 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

spesh

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #409 on: November 25, 2015, 10:01:32 pm »
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #410 on: November 26, 2015, 01:55:33 pm »
Los Colorados do Rammstein's "Du hast".

http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5xSxGhlHfc

And a klezmer version by Dobranotch: https://youtu.be/3C04TKCce8s

I've always thought of Rammstein as just a noisy shouty metal band but those two covers really bring out the underlying songcraft. I had to look up the lyrics because what I could make out sounded interesting (my German isn't that great) and there's some great wordplay in there. Good stuff.

Los Colorados though... wtf are they on? This is amazing:
https://youtu.be/1upZz3a-7iM

Vince

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #411 on: December 17, 2015, 09:12:50 am »
Teenage Dirtbag - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw8ZDwdyHJQ
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #412 on: January 08, 2016, 10:24:50 pm »
I found this bunch LEJ after seeing someone's facebook video post which had been completely anonymised (as ever :( )

Having found out who they were, I think they make quite a good and reasonably original noise, very Parisienne. Here's their cover of  Hit The Road Jack

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #413 on: February 04, 2016, 10:32:31 am »
Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel - "Why does love have to be so sad ?"

https://youtu.be/wkPm_aoKR1o

Does it count as a cover if he co wrote it and played on the original ?
Storming lead guitar as well on this, no idea who it is though.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #414 on: February 04, 2016, 10:42:29 am »
Next in a series of covers of songs from "Layla and other assorted love songs".

"Anyday"  - Tedeschi Trucks Band

https://youtu.be/jiwktkw_rqE

Storming, a band I would love to see live.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #415 on: February 04, 2016, 10:44:24 am »
Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel - "Why does love have to be so sad ?"

https://youtu.be/wkPm_aoKR1o

Does it count as a cover if he co wrote it and played on the original ?
Storming lead guitar as well on this, no idea who it is though.

Tactical use of Google suggests the guitarist lurking in the shadows may well be Jeff Plankenhorn.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #416 on: February 04, 2016, 11:22:33 am »
Ta Mr L.

Now "I looked away" - Mike Nesmith, yes that Mike Nesmith

https://youtu.be/LtQcpW8BSxM

Not a brilliant cover but its not a song many people cover.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #417 on: February 04, 2016, 11:26:52 am »
"Bell bottom blues" - Cher

https://youtu.be/nGzmtX9KogY

Unusual for a woman to cover this song but I think Cher nailed it. Helps having Jimmy Webb producing I guess.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #418 on: February 04, 2016, 11:59:10 am »
A surprisingly good Me and the Elephant by the late Sir Michael Terence Wogan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GH3ZtD0JdE

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #419 on: February 05, 2016, 11:23:15 am »
"She's gone" - Rob Thomas

https://youtu.be/hApQJ_n447A

Blinding version, mind you Daryl doesn't invite duff performers to his house.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #420 on: February 05, 2016, 07:04:28 pm »
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #421 on: February 05, 2016, 11:57:02 pm »
I've always thought of Rammstein as just a noisy shouty metal band but those two covers really bring out the underlying songcraft. I had to look up the lyrics because what I could make out sounded interesting (my German isn't that great) and there's some great wordplay in there. Good stuff.
The wordplay and the songcraft are two of the many reasons I love them. You have me or you hate me? Fans are still trying to decide! :)

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #422 on: February 06, 2016, 03:10:10 am »
I'm not sure that you can have 'covers' of trad. songs, but anything by Rhiannon Giddens is great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiOMlXy7Bmk

She is rather good, isn't she? Totally pwned the Transatlantic Sessions at the RFH with that, in a superb version. Poor bloke who was up next stepped to the mike, paused for a moment, and was greeted from the stalls with a sympathetic shout of 'Follow that!'

Andrij

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #423 on: February 27, 2016, 09:41:26 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #424 on: March 09, 2016, 10:46:43 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup: