Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 112807 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 )
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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.

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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: July 08, 2020, 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: July 08, 2020, 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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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #837 on: July 17, 2020, 04:21:35 pm »
Need cheering up? Haim, doing "Oh Well" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikyxJoBF2k

Turn it up to 11.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #838 on: July 26, 2020, 09:06:51 pm »
HOTRS in Old French. Other videos are linked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvAEMz64O9c&feature=emb_logo
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #839 on: July 26, 2020, 11:58:51 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 #840 on: July 30, 2020, 08:39:59 pm »
Mercedes Benz by Larkin Poe. I found it on YouTube; be sure to watch to the end. Thank you Ham for bringing them to my attention.


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #841 on: August 15, 2020, 12:44:51 am »
Need cheering up? Haim, doing "Oh Well" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikyxJoBF2k

Turn it up to 11.

Nope.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #842 on: August 19, 2020, 11:56:27 pm »
The lovely Taylor Momson and The Pretty Reckless with a Champagne Supernova / Dear Prudence mash up.

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

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #843 on: August 20, 2020, 02:09:28 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #844 on: August 23, 2020, 06:51:00 pm »
Jack Conte has a long trajectory in music but has probably become better known as the founder of Patreon the crowdfunding platform. Meanwhile he has at least two musical projects with many posts on YouTube: Pomplamoose, and  Scary Pockets.  Both well worth a listen.  Scary Pockets seem to believe there's no song that can't be re-imagined as funk.

Here's my favourite.  As the BTL comment notes: come for the funk, stay for the sandals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcNuPheBQgU
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #845 on: August 24, 2020, 07:44:31 pm »
Hips Don't Lie

https://youtu.be/J3_DL0q9oq4

You have to watch until the end!
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #846 on: August 25, 2020, 08:59:00 am »
I've never heard this before until Steve Lamacq played this on the radio yesterday. Can't quite make up my mind but I think I like it... Certainly a bit different to the original!

This Flight Tonight - Nazareth
https://youtu.be/ylW6sC6NNhY
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #847 on: August 25, 2020, 07:28:13 pm »
I've never heard this before until Steve Lamacq played this on the radio yesterday. Can't quite make up my mind but I think I like it... Certainly a bit different to the original!

This Flight Tonight - Nazareth
https://youtu.be/ylW6sC6NNhY

Joni liked it :)

It was a massive hit both sides of the Atlantic.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #848 on: August 25, 2020, 08:39:38 pm »
12. Emily Linge is 12

Morning has broken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFgB1-Von_g

There's a bit of echo in the production, but a few other of her vids show that she will likely be Rather Good.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #849 on: August 25, 2020, 09:46:10 pm »
Cant find my way home Yvonne Elliman

https://youtu.be/VtupyJw_dn0

Lovely version and that harp solo is the very talented Marcella Detroit (of Shakespear's Sister fame and also backing singer for everyone from the 70s and a great songwriter in her own right).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.