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Covers of 'Paradise' by John Prine

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ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


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Subject: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: 2581
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 03:32 PM

I'm a collector of coal mining songs. I have a bunch of cover versions of John Prine's "Paradise", the most recent being the excellent version by John Fogerty & the Blue Ridge Rangers, but I figure there are more versions out there that I haven't heard, particularly older renditions that were recorded on LPs and have never been released in CD format. Any help?


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: pdq
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 03:34 PM

I like Jim & Jesse doing this song.

They probably recorded it several times so I can't say which version is definitive.


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 06:48 PM

I 'collected' it from John Denver on Vynil


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: oldhippie
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 08:26 PM

Also look for recordings under the title "Muhelenberg County"; at least one country/bluegrass group retitled it.


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 08:43 PM

Hmmmmmm??? I do a very different bluesly version in open A tuning and with slide but haven't recorded it...

Actually, JP did such a good job on it that lotta folks do it but don't record it out of respect fir just how well John does it...

B~


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Mike in Brunswick
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 09:41 PM

The Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene have both recorded it.

Mike


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 12:04 AM

Cover versions

Jackie DeShannon recorded her version of "Paradise" for her 1972 album, Jackie, on Atlantic Records.

John Denver released a cover of "Paradise" on his 1972 album, Rocky Mountain High.

Tom T. Hall recorded his version of Paradise for his album, The Magnificent Music Machine.

The Country Gentlemen recorded a version for their 1973 album.

Lynn Anderson recorded her version of "Paradise" for her 1976 album, All the King's Horses. The song was also released as a single that year to the Country charts, and peaked at No. 26.

A cover recorded by Johnny Cash was used in the soundtrack of the 1981 TV movie The Pride of Jesse Hallam, which starred Cash in the title role.[1]

"Paradise" was the end credit song for the film Fire Down Below.

Jimmy Buffett has played "Paradise" twice in concert, in 2002 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati and again in 2008 at Riverbend.

Pat Green & Cory Morrow covered "Paradise" on their album "Songs We Wish We'd Written", which was released in 2001.

Dwight Yoakam recorded the song on his 2004 compilation album, Dwight's Used Records. This rendition is divided into two tracks. The first track has a slower tempo, while the second track has a faster tempo.


The above is from Wikipedia.


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 03:14 AM

The Everley Brothers did it on a documentry a few years ago, they pointed out that Peabodys were still strip mining the land there and still polluting the Green River.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Gene
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 03:44 AM

Yea and i bet old john sent back the royalty checks from the
great artists that did record it..

G


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 03:48 AM

Gene - why on earth would he do that?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: bankley
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 09:03 AM

2581... you ought to talk to Jayto, he has a lot of stories about coal mining and the music around it, having been raised in that area
He wrote a good'un himself called 'Ghosts of Appalachia' which will be released soon.. and he played guitar for Prine a few years back..


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Subject: RE: 'Paradise' by John Prine
From: oldhippie
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 12:08 PM

from folk song index to recordings:

Muhlenberg County - Prine, John


Carawan, Guy. Telling Takes Me Home, Curnon CNL-722, LP (197?), trk# 9 (Paradise)
Country Gentlemen. Country Gentlemen, Vanguard VRD 79331, LP (1973), trk# A.06 (Paradise)
Ringer, Jim. Waiting for the Hard Times to Go, Folk Legacy FSI 047, LP (1972), trk# 2 (Paradise)
Runnin' Wild Bluegrass Band. Runnin' Wild Spirit, Running Wild, Cas (1979), trk# A.04 (Paradise)
Seldom Scene. Act Two, Rebel SLP 1520, LP (1973), trk# A.03 (Paradise)
Stanley, Christopher. Love for the Land, Talkeetna 25010, CD (1999), trk# 12 (Paradise)


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