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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #600 on: August 28, 2018, 11:22:03 pm »
Seeing these at the weekend

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

That works better than I would have thought. He’s on good form :-)


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #602 on: August 29, 2018, 07:28:08 pm »
Seeing these at the weekend

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

That works better than I would have thought. He’s on good form :-)
he was on excellent form, and he brought the house down with the ending, walking out alone and doing 'Beeswing'. He really seems to be enjoying himself.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #603 on: September 28, 2018, 09:17:19 am »
A couple from Corinne Bailey Rae

Is This Love - Bob Marley

https://youtu.be/tVxaf2booV8

River - Joni Mitchell - this from a Herbie Hancock album of Joni covers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrBilBQ1C54
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #604 on: September 28, 2018, 03:53:38 pm »
CBR has a lovely voice but she gets the affectation in too early in "River".  She manages to sing, "cutting" as if it had two t's in it but then in the next line she gets a glottal stop in "putting" to make it "pu-ing".  Drives me barmy that kind of thing - like vocoding.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #605 on: September 28, 2018, 04:01:33 pm »
CBR has a lovely voice but she gets the affectation in too early in "River".  She manages to sing, "cutting" as if it had two t's in it but then in the next line she gets a glottal stop in "putting" to make it "pu-ing".  Drives me barmy that kind of thing - like vocoding.

Yes well, she's a Wessie so that would probably explain it.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #607 on: October 23, 2018, 03:16:39 pm »
Your time is gonna come - Sandie Shaw !

https://youtu.be/JDykVOZbim4

The whole album "Reviewing the Situation" is of covers. Some she carries off better than others.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #608 on: October 24, 2018, 01:34:05 pm »
This is absolutely blistering.

https://youtu.be/7qcDJzq9rLM

Allmans cover Muddy Waters "You can't loose what you never had" live.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #609 on: October 31, 2018, 04:46:17 pm »
Marc Almond's cover of "Jacky", a slightly loose and risqué Scott Walker translation of the original Jacques Brel song.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #610 on: November 18, 2018, 08:22:21 am »
Just found Pomplamoose - https://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic/videos

Apparently they've been about for 10 years, some interesting, listenable (and brave?) takes on standards like Eleanor Rigby and Another One Bites the Dust


Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #611 on: November 19, 2018, 09:46:45 pm »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #612 on: November 19, 2018, 09:48:34 pm »
Laura Cantrell - Indoor Fireworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD0DdLluLsg

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #613 on: November 20, 2018, 10:39:51 am »
Marc Almond's cover of "Jacky", a slightly loose and risqué Scott Walker translation of the original Jacques Brel song.
You have a very peculiar definition of 'great'...

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #614 on: January 21, 2019, 08:05:30 pm »
'The Only Way is Up', by Yazz and the Plastic Population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD3EVC1-zU

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #615 on: January 21, 2019, 08:48:12 pm »
From the 'Truly Terrible Jokes Thread' some time ago:

I always wondered what my old pal Yazz was doing these days. I've just seen her working in my hotel. Great singer, terrible lift attendant.
Wot!?

 :demon:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #616 on: January 21, 2019, 09:26:28 pm »
'The Only Way is Up', by Yazz and the Plastic Population.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD3EVC1-zU
Seriously?  I'd never heard the Otis Clay version before today (thank you!), but it's approximately a bazillion times better than that dreadful song!

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #617 on: January 22, 2019, 01:10:56 pm »
I would have said that Yazz and My Ever Changing Moods are possibly the only appearances of cycling lycra in pop videos. Having watched the Style Council again they weren't in lycra, but any excuse to watch that again is worth it.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #618 on: January 22, 2019, 01:24:56 pm »
She's About a Mover, Otis Clay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgIbp8TBLRk

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #619 on: February 15, 2019, 09:25:08 am »
Alone - Heart, another song that you probably didn't know was a cover.  The original has its own merits, but probably still falls into the category of 'songs not quite fulfilling their true potential' (see also Russ Ballard's original Since You Been Gone...)

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #620 on: February 28, 2019, 07:32:16 pm »
Acoustic cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' by Chrissie Hynde.

Don't click the link if you're emotionally fragile...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #621 on: March 18, 2019, 02:10:57 pm »
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #622 on: March 18, 2019, 02:26:16 pm »
Acoustic cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' by Chrissie Hynde.

Don't click the link if you're emotionally fragile...

That is a great version! And it led me here: https://youtu.be/1xZxxVlu7BM


Rachael Price and Live From Here: Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home."

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #623 on: March 18, 2019, 02:33:50 pm »
I just discovered that Marvin Gaye's version of I heard it through the Grapevine is actually a cover. It was originally (but only six or so months earlier) done by Gladys Knight. It sounds quite different:
https://youtu.be/WWvwP72FuVg

A propos, Marvin's original of Wherever I Lay My Hat is really average compared with Paul Young's devastating cover (check Pino Palladino on freatless bass).  I may have mentioned this before.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #624 on: March 18, 2019, 02:34:43 pm »
Do we have a term to indicate the version that's generally accepted as "original" though in fact it's a cover? Maybe standard? Though that has a slightly different meaning too.
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