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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #625 on: March 18, 2019, 02:36:39 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.
It's quite possible that I Heard it on the Grapevine has been mentioned before too, I didn't check! As for Wherever I Lay My Hat, I didn't even know Marvin had sung it...

Ed: Just listened to it. Not dreadful, but not good.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #626 on: March 18, 2019, 03:31:56 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.

Canonical?
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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #627 on: March 18, 2019, 05:01:34 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.

I don't know but it sounds like a subject for a thread in itself.

I may have already mentioned the Valentinos' fantastic original version of All Over Now:
https://youtu.be/71XrZ7ghpZg

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #628 on: March 18, 2019, 05:11:01 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

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #629 on: March 18, 2019, 08:09:03 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

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg
However, they were released in reverse order.

I think Smokey's version kind of falls between two stools in comparison to the other two.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #630 on: March 18, 2019, 08:10:59 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.

I don't know but it sounds like a subject for a thread in itself.

I may have already mentioned the Valentinos' fantastic original version of All Over Now:
https://youtu.be/71XrZ7ghpZg
That is absolutely wonderful! Kinda puts the roll in the rock. Almost surprising it was allowed to be released in the early 60s!
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #631 on: March 18, 2019, 08:39:28 pm »
Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson - Midnight Rider

https://youtu.be/zk3CLvzE_jk

I'd never heard of Lukas Nelson before falling over this on Youtube. He's Willie Nelson's son and he and his band are currently Neil Youngs backing band.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #632 on: March 18, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »
Brandi Carlile - Madman across the Water (Elton John)

https://youtu.be/oVOstw9eKdE

I'm listening to a lot of Brandi Carlile at the moment, she's a new discovery for me.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #633 on: March 19, 2019, 08:32:48 am »
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

Marvin's version is indeed the second Motown recording of 'Grapevine'. But Gladys and the Pips cut the third. The first was by the Miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jo5pmFKgg
However, they were released in reverse order.

I think Smokey's version kind of falls between two stools in comparison to the other two.
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #634 on: March 20, 2019, 11:25:44 am »
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #635 on: March 20, 2019, 12:06:58 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.
It's quite possible that I Heard it on the Grapevine has been mentioned before too, I didn't check! As for Wherever I Lay My Hat, I didn't even know Marvin had sung it...

Ed: Just listened to it. Not dreadful, but not good.

Marvin was a co-writer of the song, along with Norman Whitfield (who also wrote Grapevine) and Barrett Strong, who wrote and sang the original of "Money".  Marvin may even have played drums on the record - he started as a drummer and played on quite a few early Tamla songs, I think.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #636 on: March 21, 2019, 07:54:27 am »
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.

Certainly my favourite version. Take a soul classic and turn it into an 11-minute blues jam. With the added bonus of John Fogerty’s vocals. What’s not to like?

https://youtu.be/93S_l0qZrXA

I never really knew much about Creedence until I borrowed Cosmo’s Factory from the Leeds student union record library, back when I was a callow first year. Loved the whole album but I mostly remember playing that one track over and over until my roommate told me to stop.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #637 on: March 21, 2019, 12:10:48 pm »
Spook!  The Creedence version was the last track played over the PA before Joanne Shaw Taylor came on at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last night.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #638 on: March 21, 2019, 09:01:35 pm »
Lowell George - What Do You Want The Girl To Do

https://youtu.be/7a2lvQ2qMLE

The best version I have heard even though his voice was a bit shot by this stage.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #639 on: April 02, 2019, 12:46:28 am »
Not actually a cover, but a performance by King Crimson of 21st Century Schizoid Man, in Japan in 2015, with 3 drummers and no keyboards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3028oDEKZo4

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #640 on: April 03, 2019, 11:01:31 am »
DJ Random's latest contribution to this thread: Elton John's "Daniel" covered by Tortoise :o
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #641 on: April 04, 2019, 06:19:43 pm »
Danielle Nicole Band - "Jolene"

https://youtu.be/HRa0Rc9ZcOU

Reminds me of Brel singing "ne me quitte pas"
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #642 on: April 13, 2019, 01:02:55 pm »
Rock the Casbah by Rachid Taha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1p_dkJo6Y8&feature=youtu.be

Sadly he seems to have died recently :(
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #643 on: April 17, 2019, 10:29:13 pm »
This popped up in my Twitter feed earlier.  A rather good version of Pink Floyd's "Mother" by Amanda Palmer.         Video is tagged as "Mature"


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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #644 on: April 26, 2019, 11:12:01 am »
So, DJ Random, whose "this is a lie1" cover of "California Dreamin'" was that?  Proggie Norwegians Motorpsycho, you say?

1: They certainly sound like they'd rather be in Bergen in the rain than cavorting on the beaches of Malibulibumbum.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #645 on: April 26, 2019, 01:16:49 pm »
Get Ready - Rare Earth

https://youtu.be/o3Z8NU5ImK0

They were the first all white band on Motown home of the Temptations who originally had a hit with this Smokey Robinson song.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #646 on: April 26, 2019, 01:51:15 pm »
Of course, the best version (IMHO) is Creedence Clearwater Revival's.

Certainly my favourite version. Take a soul classic and turn it into an 11-minute blues jam. With the added bonus of John Fogerty’s vocals. What’s not to like?

https://youtu.be/93S_l0qZrXA

I never really knew much about Creedence until I borrowed Cosmo’s Factory from the Leeds student union record library, back when I was a callow first year. Loved the whole album but I mostly remember playing that one track over and over until my roommate told me to stop.
One of the bands I play with does this version (with added sax of course).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evxWAcw9TQc
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #647 on: April 26, 2019, 08:11:16 pm »
Have we had this one yet ?

https://youtu.be/UrOPJXrUWII

The Faces doing the Temptations "I'm Losing You".
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #648 on: April 26, 2019, 08:29:57 pm »
I really like this, though I suspect it might irk the purists - Lizzo's version of Blondie's Rapture:
https://youtu.be/7_4DCOieSYo

It doesn't really do anything new or interesting with the song, just feels like a nice 21st century update, and I love her voice. The only thing missing is the guitar solo.

Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #649 on: April 26, 2019, 08:48:53 pm »
I really like this, though I suspect it might irk the purists - Lizzo's version of Blondie's Rapture:
https://youtu.be/7_4DCOieSYo

It doesn't really do anything new or interesting with the song, just feels like a nice 21st century update, and I love her voice. The only thing missing is the guitar solo.
S'ok, but the voice is a bit, errr.... thin.
Compared to Debs.