Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 102726 times)

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #825 on: June 22, 2020, 04:29:39 pm »
This is absolutely gorgeous - Different Drum by The Stone Poneys

https://youtu.be/v-DgG9PUCj0


Never heard this before but it got an airing on RadMac over the weekend and stopped me dead in my tracks. I love it. I've never even heard of the Stone Poneys, for that matter, though I know of Linda Ronstadt as a solo country act. Lovely voice.

Written by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. The story goes that they wanted to record it for their TV show but the producers vetoed it, which is a shocking lack of judgment. A Monkees version would have been wonderful. Nesmith gave it to a bluegrass band called The Greenbriar Boys, who recorded it in 1966. The Stone Poneys version came a year later.

(It's really just a wonderful song - I checked out the Greenbriars Boys recording and that's rather nice too: https://youtu.be/1eHq7ZUkO1k )

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #826 on: June 23, 2020, 07:42:19 am »
Try more Linda ! Not just a country she sang all sorts of stuff.

Here's a cover of a Linda Rhonstadt song by Sheryl Crow:

https://youtu.be/akxXlB2Xn4I

Check out the backing singers, you couldn't pay to get backing singer like that!
It also has added Waddy Wachtel goodness on the guitar solo for session musician spotters.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #827 on: June 23, 2020, 07:49:46 am »
Linda Ronstadt was also responsible for The Eagles. Don Henley and Glenn Fry were in her backing band and when they wanted to form their own band she told them to hire Bernie Leadon and JD Souther who was living with Linda suggested Randy Meisner and there you go rock and roll history is made.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #828 on: June 23, 2020, 08:01:15 am »
Emmylou Harris - 'Til I Gain Control Again

https://youtu.be/EDqHNvxz01I

A big hit for Crystal Gayle in the 80s but this album version from Emmylou Harris is better.
It has the advantage of Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals and the band containing Rodney Crowell who wrote the song and Elvis's side men James Burton and Glen D. Hardin.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #829 on: June 23, 2020, 08:56:09 am »
Linda Ronstadt was also responsible for The Eagles.

We all have our crosses to bear.


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #830 on: June 23, 2020, 05:01:09 pm »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #831 on: June 25, 2020, 04:20:12 pm »
Tbh, I never realised Complainte Pour Ste Catherine was anything other than a Kirsty MacColl song:
https://youtu.be/tmmelsbp96k
...

also notable for her lovely version of the Kinks' Days:
https://youtu.be/HNJcd1pTaL0
the first song my son learnt to play on the drums was "Days" and his drum teacher believed that it was by Kirsty MacColl.  His class teacher didn't get the humour in this as they "didn't listen to modern music" ... (No, not anywhere near too old for either).
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #832 on: June 27, 2020, 09:55:00 pm »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #833 on: June 28, 2020, 06:47:24 pm »
The Pretty Reckless - Champagne Supernova

With a cheeky bit of Dear Prudence in the middle.

https://youtu.be/PJ9Xy3RJoOA
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #834 on: July 01, 2020, 05:34:53 pm »
Alice Merton's 'No Roots' goes bluegrass courtesy of The Petersens.  A family band with Momma on the double-bass, plus possibly the world's cutest banjo player, and a family friend on the Dobro whose solo at the end brings me out in tingles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_STUSPozyU
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #835 on: Yesterday at 04:20:33 pm »
Larkin Poe are two sisters. Here's their Nights in White Satin on dobro and slide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yGhbIwG-3U

There're not just cover artists, you might want to checkout their new album, here's a track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3idn3XQN_w

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #836 on: Yesterday at 06:09:32 pm »
My grate frend Mr Woolrich and I were supposed to be seeing Larkin Poe at the Hammy Odeon last month :'(
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