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Great cover versions
« Reply #775 on: April 27, 2020, 02:00:39 pm »
Mention of Hawkwind reminds me that there was a flute-playing member of the Ozric Tentacles when I saw them way back when.

ETA: John Egan, according to the internets

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #776 on: April 27, 2020, 02:33:34 pm »
Second release from Blackberry Smoke's Capricorn Studios CV-19 charity EP. This time with added flute as they are covering The Marshall Tucker Band.

Take The Highway

https://youtu.be/Pd-wis4z8o0

Which makes me think of flutes in rock:

Marshall Tucker Band
Jethro Tull
Focus

Any more?

Canned Heat's "Going Up The Country" has a flute part.

Quote from: El Wiki
Canned Heat, who were early blues enthusiasts, based "Going Up the Country" on "Bull Doze Blues", recorded in 1928 by Texas bluesman Henry Thomas. Thomas was from the songster tradition and had a unique sound, sometimes accompanying himself on quills, an early Afro-American wind instrument similar to panpipes. He recorded "Bull Doze Blues" in Chicago on June 13, 1928, for Vocalion Records.

For "Going Up the Country", Canned Heat's Wilson used Thomas' melody on the quills and his basic rhythm, but arranged it for a rock setting and rewrote the lyrics. In addition to the bass and drum rhythm section, Henry Vestine supplied a "light electric rhythm guitar" and multi-instrumentalist Jim Horn reproduced Thomas' quill parts on the flute.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_Up_the_Country

ETA - see also:

Magnum's "Kingdom Of Madness" album, particularly on the title track

Heart's Ann Wilson played flute on some tracks from the bands first five albums, notably on "Crazy On You" and "Keep Your Love Alive"
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #777 on: April 29, 2020, 07:21:59 am »
I've been listening to "Playing for Change" a bit, they are by their own description "A movement dedicated to inspire and connect the world through music." Their videos splice together musicians from around the world playing a track, which tends to make for interesting good cover versions rather than "great". Just come across their version of Higher Ground which, by virtue of the rusty Dobro and quality of the vocals, I'd say is worth a listen. (those vocalists are also on What's Going On should you fancy)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #778 on: April 29, 2020, 09:53:18 am »
The Eagles Of DETH Metal's demolition job on Careless Whisper is a sight, or rather sound, to behold.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #779 on: April 29, 2020, 07:43:15 pm »
How have we avoided the Mona Lisa Twins? Try Wish You  Were Here or pretty much any of theirs, they are rather fine singing together

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #780 on: April 29, 2020, 08:35:09 pm »
(those vocalists are also on What's Going On should you fancy)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #781 on: April 29, 2020, 09:04:07 pm »
And now I give you, Elise LeGrow, Ain't no Sunshine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvMDwJkvZaw

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #782 on: April 30, 2020, 12:13:25 pm »
Biily Jean - Jose Feliciano

https://youtu.be/YN66mprnUjc
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #783 on: May 01, 2020, 06:20:34 pm »
The Big Push, sympathy for the devil, as much for the bass player as anything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6tGeUVCw3g

Reckon they sound like a brilliant pub band

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #784 on: May 11, 2020, 08:46:11 am »
Blackberry Smoke cover Little Richards "Southern Child"

https://youtu.be/LiN0Q3ULbKY

Apposite with his passing last week.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #785 on: May 23, 2020, 09:18:17 pm »
Baba Oreily - Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids

https://youtu.be/nIYGDqGR3pU

pink guitars for the win!
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.