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Your Favorite Cover Versions

GUEST,Tunesmith 03 Oct 18 - 10:44 AM
Rob Naylor 03 Oct 18 - 08:22 AM
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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 10:44 AM

Bernie Leadon's "Run C&W" did some fansatic bluegrass covers of Soul/R&B material.
Here's their take on "Walkin' the Dog".

The Eagle meets R&B


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 08:22 AM

Flats and Sharps' version of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?":

Flats and Sharps - Will You Still Love Me

Or Cardboard Fox's version of "Don't Think Twice It's Alright":
Carboard fox - Don't Think Twice"


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: John C. Bunnell
Date: 02 Oct 18 - 02:20 AM

I'm now officially fascinated; I just did a bit of Googling prior to mentioning one of my own, and what should I find but a nice bit of expert validation, in the form of a commentary with YouTube links, supported a conclusion I've held all along.

Namely, that John Denver's cover of the Steve Gillette/Scott Campbell "Darcy Farrow" is the best of all the versions, not excepting various of Gillette's own. [As it turns out, the Denver performance linked on the above-noted page is blocked; here is a replacement link.]

Now, having said that, I should add that there are a good half dozen recordings on the linked page that are brand new to me, and some of those are very nice indeed. But I think I'm always going to like John Denver's the best....


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: MickyMan
Date: 01 Oct 18 - 07:35 PM

Hendrix brought Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" to a much higher place!


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 01 Oct 18 - 09:58 AM

Bonzo dog Doo Dah Band's version of Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman's "Suspicion" :

Suspicion


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Sep 18 - 03:22 PM

The Drifters?


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 25 Sep 18 - 03:47 PM

If that's Bing Crosby singing "There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears", who the hell sang "White Christmas" because it sure doesn't sound anything like the guy from 1929.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 08:52 PM

One of my longtime faves is an old (1920s) number: "Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears."" It's sung from a woman's point of view but in the link it is sung by a man, who I understand is a young Bing Crosby singing with Bix Beiderbecke. He does a brilliant and well-timed version with I presume, early scat singing. And it's a good song. I can listen to it time after time there's so much in there.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Elmore
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 08:18 PM

Correction. Mary Fahl Clouds {Joni Mitchell}.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: JMB
Date: 24 Sep 18 - 07:29 PM

Johnny Cash covering Rowboat by Beck among other songs he did on American II: Unchained.

I heard Travis Tritt do his rendition of I Walk The Line on the tribute show the week Johnny passed, as well as John Mellancamp doing Hey, Porter! Very much different from the original. Wouldn't say they surpassed Johnny.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Elmore
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 09:57 AM

Mart Fahl, Clouds.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Guest Tim
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 04:23 AM

Joe Cocker, little help from my friends
blood sweat and tears, Fire and Rain, absolutely brilliant


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 21 Sep 18 - 03:30 AM

June Tabor & Oyster Band: Love will tear us apart again


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 21 Sep 18 - 02:42 AM

This is not a commercial cover, its on youtube though, but check out Steve Gadd's (no, not that one, a really good New Zealand guitarist) cover of Katherine Parker's Down Longford Way (a piano piece better known for Grainger's orchestral arrangement).


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,lefthanded guitar
Date: 20 Sep 18 - 11:55 PM

This is a great topic. I find I' m often playing those alternative cover versions
of familiar songs- and these reinterpretations bring new meaning
to the originals.

I could probably name dozens, but I' ll mention just a half dozen
favorite covers for now:

Whiskey in the Jar- Jerry Garcia and David Grisham

Killing the Blues - Robert Plant and Alison Kraus

Pilgrim - Emmy Lou Harris

Sugaree - Danny Kalb

Corrina, Corinna - Bob Dylan


And I wish I could remember the name of the person who recommended this song
on another thread some while ago - I 'd like to thank them for adding this
wonderful song to my playlist-

(Dylan's) Dark Eyes by Judy Collins


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 01:18 PM

Frigid pink - house of the rising sun.            The bonnier rait cover was a nice blues, arrangement , tunesmith


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 09:05 AM

That's not the kind of skin the fans want to see.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 08:57 AM

Needs to take his hat off?


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 08:49 AM

The RT version doesn't work for me, not enough twerking and his garb is not revealing enough.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 08:10 AM

Richard Thompson's Oops I Did It Again

:D


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 07:11 AM

Flying Burritto Brothers covering Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home".

Grateful Dead covering John Phillip's "Me and My Uncle" and Haggard's "Mama Tried".

Plus L. Bernstein did a good job on Beethoven's nine symphonies.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 07:01 AM

and Leo Kottke covering Merle Haggard's "Lonesome Fugitive".

Loretta Lynn "Walking After Midnight".

John Miller covering Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan's "Time Changes Everything" .

Emmylou Harris " One of these Days" and "Pancho and Lefty".

New Riders covering the Stones "Dead Flowers"

Rosie Flores ultra-sexy reading of Dylan's "Tonight I'll be Staying Here With You"

I could go on.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 06:45 AM

Judy Collins covering Ian Tyson's "Someday Soon". Still one of the best recordings I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:22 AM

French Traditional Dancing - anything by Parasol. Not the Bostonian one - but they do cover versions!



I'll get my umbrella...........


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 05:02 AM

"Sir" Oliver Mally - I ain't got no home (W. Guthrie)


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 08:28 AM

Cum On Feel The Noise - Jim Lea, Noddy Holder ...
by
Martin Carthy
https://youtu.be/PHzA_Umspqk


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,George
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 08:20 AM

Neil Young - Four Strong Winds


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 07:26 AM

I love Bonnie Raitt's version of that great old pop/rock song "Runaway" by Del Shannon. And, be amazed at Norton Buffalo's crazy harmonica playing.

Bonnie's "Runaway"


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 04:58 AM

https://youtu.be/Ow8mjyKYGwY


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 04:57 AM

Sorry - try this :
https://youtu.be/Ow8mjyKYGwY


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 04:56 AM

It's a bit early for Christmas [ mind you, the Christmas cards have been in our local charity shops for over a month now ], but this takes some beating : Karine Polwart

https://youtu.be/Ow8mjyKYGwY


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 17 Sep 18 - 07:03 PM

"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
is a Smokey Robinson tune, is it not?
One of my earliest memories of the Beatles,
and I think they knocked it out of the park,
as they say in Red Sox Nation.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Elmore
Date: 17 Sep 18 - 06:41 PM

No Telling, written by Linda Thompson. Covered by Priscilla Herdman.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 04:45 AM

Talking of Nick Cave (which I accept only the Button and I are doing!), there's a fantastic version of his 'Loom of the Land' on the Walkabouts covers album, 'Satisfied Mind'. In fact, the album as a whole is excellent and well worth seeking out.

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,Greg "Strings" Pearson
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 05:09 PM

Elsie`s Band group cover version of Tony Deane`s "Heligan" is a fine example of how to bring out the best of a song.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 03:39 PM

'John Lennon's Soldier of Love (Arthur Alexander). '

I found this particular track sometime ago, on the internet and immediately saved it to the hard-drive of my computer, then 'burned' it to a CD-R along with othr assorted musical bits and pieces. It truly is a great version of the song.

Charlotte (the view from here)


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Peter T.
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 02:03 PM

Ray Charles' Modern Sounds more or less took the prize many years ago.

The Beatles' covers of other people's songs were uniformly terrific: my favourite is John Lennon's Soldier of Love (Arthur Alexander). Why they never released it as a single or on one of their albums is a mystery to me.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 01:44 PM

Song To A Siren (Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley) as recorded by Robert Plant and to be found on Plant's Sixty Six to Timbuktu double CD compilation

cheers

Charlotte (the view from here)


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 01:30 PM

Marianne Faithfull, Working Class Hero.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: the button
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:50 AM

Nigel -- it was difficult picking either a standout track from Nick Cave's album "Kicking against the pricks," because I think it's one of the best things he's ever done (off to see him in May, at the Hammersmith Apollo -- yay!). Same goes for the albums Johnny Cash made towards the end of his life -- anyone who can cover a U2 song, and not only stop it sounding like overblown nonsense, but turn it into a thing of beauty.... the man was clearly a genius.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Gene Burton
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:28 AM

Well, aren't ALL performances of traditional songs covers??

BTW, I like the original "All Along the Watchtower" best.

Loving the Manic Street Preachers' version of "Umbrella" at the mo.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Escapee
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:23 AM

Can you cover yourself? If so, Dylan's " Blowin' In The Wind " from the Concert for Bangladesh, if not, nevermind.
SKP


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 11:21 AM

Kathryn Williams - Hallelujah


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Arkie
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 10:42 AM

Del McCoury has very interesting versions of The Times They Are Changing and 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: oldhippie
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 08:53 AM

Desolation Row - both the Audry Rose and Robyn Hitchcock versions


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 07:12 AM

Warren Zevon "Knocking On Heavens Door"
Robert Wyatt "Shipbuilding"
Roger Chapman "Let's Spend The Night Together"


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 06:31 AM

Eliza Carthy singing Billy Bragg's 'King James Version' and also her uncle's [Mike Waterson] song 'Jack Frost' and I do like her dad's version of 'Heartbreak Hotel'.


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 06:12 AM

"I Walk the Line" - Travis Tritt- great voice, stupid name!


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Escapee
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 04:53 AM

Flatt and Scruggs's Last Train To Clarksville
CCR's I Heard It Through The Grapevine


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Subject: RE: Your Favorite Cover Versions
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 04:43 AM

Oi! The Button! Have you been rifling through my record collection?

I'd add 'I See a Darkness' and 'the Mercy Seat' by Johnny Cash, 'At Last I am Free' by Robert Wyatt, 'Running Scared' by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, 'Why' by the Memory Band and the sort-of cover/adaptation of 'Both Sides of the Tweed' by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy...

Cheers

Nigel


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