Author Topic: Great cover versions  (Read 89113 times)

clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2010, 03:37:38 pm »
'Respect' belongs to Aretha.

Changing genders the other way, I believe a young white male singer did a passable version of 'Hound Dog', as first performed by Big Mama Thornton.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2010, 03:47:37 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gfS37rjjCTY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gfS37rjjCTY&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2010, 03:58:31 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/baTVZytxs_k&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/baTVZytxs_k&rel=1</a>

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #128 on: February 09, 2010, 04:30:38 pm »
Re Respect

Otis Redding's original is a piece of raw pulsating down home southern soul, whereas Aretha Franklin's is smoothed-over corporate "soul". IMHO Aretha Franklin has to be one of the most over-rated singers of all time; all style no substance. OK, she did record a few great songs, eg "(You Make Me feel) a Natural Woman", but they were great songs to start with.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #129 on: February 09, 2010, 06:32:03 pm »
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes

I think this was another Otis Redding song - the Crowes just gave it that extra 5% tempo, and it really flies along. Love it.

(There's also a Tom Jones version, which sucked.)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #130 on: February 09, 2010, 07:32:30 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gfS37rjjCTY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gfS37rjjCTY&rel=1</a>

Damon.
That's dire (I hate that song...), but I love Jackie's version (with the awesome Count Basie) of Respect!

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2010, 05:01:41 pm »
Changing genders the other way, I believe a young white male singer did a passable version of 'Hound Dog', as first performed by Big Mama Thornton.

Passable? Elvis makes it about his dog. The original version is so powerfully sexual its almost frightening.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2010, 10:42:43 pm »
It doesn't have the flowing loveliness of Gordon Lightfoot's version (he sings, as Reeves and Mortimer would have it, 'in The Club Style'), but this is stunning, gravelly, heartfelt:

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #133 on: February 11, 2010, 10:50:41 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sZury-SGt_g&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/sZury-SGt_g&rel=1</a>
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Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2010, 11:35:36 pm »


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1</a>  ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #135 on: February 12, 2010, 09:01:18 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3K-ZN8CcpU0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3K-ZN8CcpU0&rel=1</a>

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clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #136 on: February 12, 2010, 09:50:01 am »


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1</a>  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #137 on: February 12, 2010, 01:02:04 pm »


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1</a>  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cZ8xM83fMhU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/cZ8xM83fMhU&rel=1</a> - (0:55 & 1:35)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #138 on: February 12, 2010, 01:15:39 pm »


Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Reminds me <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/pqygc8DNTvQ&rel=1</a>  ;D

Does Mick Jagger turn into Max Wall there?
Apparently so - (0:55 & 1:35)  :thumbsup:

Jagger thought he was doing this.

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clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #139 on: February 12, 2010, 01:23:41 pm »
Michael who? ;)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2010, 09:08:40 am »
It's a long way to the top (if you want to rock and roll) - Lucinda Williams

Mad and completely brilliant.
Oh yes!

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Anyway, here's the original. With bagpipes....

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clarion

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2010, 09:31:46 pm »
Bill Bailey does a great version of Radiohead's Creep as an encore of Tinselworm
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #142 on: July 23, 2011, 11:48:55 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgaVe6miq-8

Eddie would, I think, have approved. Possibly my favourite thing is how they seem to sing in English, or Japanese, or something inbetween.

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #143 on: July 24, 2011, 11:00:21 am »
I like Mark Ronson's "Version" - an album of covers, particularly "Stop Me" (Smiths covered by Daniel Merriweather) and "Valerie" (The Zutons covered by Amy Winehouse).

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #144 on: July 24, 2011, 01:20:04 pm »
The type of music I like best is very fast and busy music. I don't like feeling that there's going to be a long wait before the next chord change.

Here's John Zorn covering Coleman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVF3TsSph4

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #145 on: July 24, 2011, 01:26:58 pm »
:o  Good for waking people from a coma.  Of course you'll think the music I like is good for putting people into a coma.  :)
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #146 on: July 25, 2011, 01:07:42 pm »
:o  Good for waking people from a coma.  Of course you'll think the music I like is good for putting people into a coma.  :)

Hence the headline "Car crash recording wakes Enya coma victim" ;D
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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #147 on: July 25, 2011, 07:45:08 pm »
I like that hardcore jazz.   :)

This is maybe my fave Shirley Bassey tune. A cover version of The Doors 'Light My Fire'

I found this on the famous Blue Note jazz label a few year back, I love the acoustic guitar intro and how it goes into big horns and big band  though it keeps a mellow Shirley Bassey flavour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4axSpwbKuis

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #148 on: July 29, 2011, 04:12:42 pm »
I just love this. Paul Anka does Smells Like Teen Spirit. Big Band Style :)

It was released as a single a few year back I think

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citoyen

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Re: Great cover versions
« Reply #149 on: July 30, 2011, 12:44:19 am »
Not Fade Away by the Rolling Stones - fantastic.

Brilliant. Also their version of It's All Over Now, which I'd really never thought of as a cover since their version is pretty much definitive. However, I recently looked up the original by the Valentinos (Bobby Womack's first band) and it's excellent:

It's All Over Now


Here's another cover I discovered recently that brings me out in a broad smile - absolutely love it:

That's Not My Name

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