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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

For many an original song that they love cannot and will not ever be duplicated by a cover, but there are many songs that have been done equally (debatebly) well by others..

So do you have favorites?

 

What are your favorite covers of favorite songs?

 

 

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And check this out . . . S&G with the Everly Brothers in NY concert 2003 . . .

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Not Fade Away by The Rolling Stones

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I think Buddy Holly was smiling in heaven on that one.
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I think Will To Power did a very good job with Peter Frampton's song I Love Your Way and 10CC's song I'm Not In Love.

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A Song for You - Leon Russell cover by Donny Hathaway

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeHiio1sTTI

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The song is by Leon Russell, and Donny Hathaway covered it. But either way a great pick.
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No self respecting Dead Head would be wrong by answering this question with Turn On Your Lovelight.  Originally recorded in 1961 by Bobby “Blue” Bland, the Dead covered it in 1966.  It remains a staple to this day with Dead & Company, and one of my favorite covers.

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If I Ain’t Got You.   Maroon V  Adam Levine covering Alicia Keys

 

Fabulous love song.  Alicia is terrific but so is Adam!!! ❤️ 

 

https://youtu.be/oY6QKqYSf_k

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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I'd have to  change it to :"great covers by your favorite artists". As an unabashed & diehard Tom Waits fan,I think  his best covers are :"Sea of Love",John the Revelator"& "Somewhere." but his original music is in a class by itself.- that voice!- a voice only a mother (& people like  me) could love! {Not for the faint of heart!}

(4) Tom Waits "Sea of Love" - YouTube

 

(4) Tom Waits - Somewhere - YouTube

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Don't forget the Ramones rendition of I Don't Want To Grow Up.   (speaking of Tom Waits).  Its great.   

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams Sr cover by Gary Morris

 

chillbumps music . . . 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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HERE IS LINK FOR HIS VERSION:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-q7mdi9Nzw
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JIMMIE DALE GILMORE ALSO DOES A GREAT VERSION. HIS VOICE SOUNDS LIKE WEST TEXAS!
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Turn the Page - Bob Seger cover by Metallica

 

When interviewed at his Hall of Fame induction, Seger said that he loved their cover, and especially the drums.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMqNFAU0tOw

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Roberta Flack   Bridge Over Troubled Water

 

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REMINDS ME OF THIS GREAT COVER OF "KILLING ME SOFTLY" BY FUGEES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlCni0CDfU
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Beautiful song and a very different sound.

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@nyadrn - Have You Ever Seen the Rain cover by Willie

 

Loved it! BTW, the video shot at Luck, Tx is actually Willie's ranch.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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MaVolta wrote:

@nyadrn - Have You Ever Seen the Rain cover by Willie

 

Loved it! BTW, the video shot at Luck, Tx is actually Willie's ranch.


@MaVolta  Glad you liked it! and thank you for the info.  I didn't know that.

 

I first saw Willie Nelson play more than 40 years ago at a local fall festival where we were just sitting in the bleachers ..  he is special Heart    

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Electric Light Orchestra's version of Roll Over Beethoven is the best!

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Eva Cassidy performed many remakes of great songs over her short career.  She had perfect pitch and the ability to make any song her own.  One of my favorite remakes by her is "Fields Of Gold," but she did many many others that were great, including:

 

"Fields Of Gold"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVjjcOUJLE

 

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrbM24PNjlo

 

"At Last"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI8SLLYUkCU

 

"Fever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubAnGjGZbXg



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Valerie (The Zutons) by Amy Winehouse

 

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted   Joan Osborne

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Great version. The funny thing was that was done with original Motown Funk Brothers/studio musicians. They had to practically beg her to try it. She did a beautiful job!!
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The Stones' version of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."

The Animals' version of The Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody."

Hole's version of Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman."

The Pogues' version of Eric Bogle's "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda."

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I love the Hole, how'd I miss that one from the Widow Cobain?

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River Deep Mountain High - Deep Purple

 

I love this cover of the Ike and Tina Turner classic by Deep Purple. They were experimenting with classical sounds and mixing it with psychedelic-progressive-metal-leaning-rock. Oh, and it has one heck of a guitar riff from Ritchie Blackmore! The original was a whopping 10 minutes on the album, The Book of Taliesyn, which was their second album release in 1969. Also on this album are covers of The Beatles' We Can Work It Out and Neil Diamond's Kentucky Woman.

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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How about Deep Purple's cover of "Hush?"  Not many tracks start off with a wolf howl.

https://youtu.be/W1PNvopXjbg

 

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Many covers of Bob Dylan's songs deserve mention as being superior to Dylan's originals like the Byrds "Mr Tamborine Man". But of special note is Jimi Hendrix's cover of "All Along The Watchtower". Hendrix reach his pinnacle with his rendition. I got goosebumps the 1st time I heard it and his great guitar work and I still do. One of rock's best songs!

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Sounds of Silence. Like listening to two different songs. Simon and Garfunkel and Disturbed.

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