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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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JIMMIE DALE GILMORE DOES A GREAT COVER OF THIS & ALSO OF"MACK THE KNIFE".
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There are many songs by original performers that become icons in and of themselves. One such song would be Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. However, once in a while someone comes along who can take the song to different place, and that is what makes it a great cover. Here is an interesting take on Billie Jean by Aloe Blacc with a string quartet. You may like it or hate it, but that is the way art works, and this man is an artist. 

 

 

 

 

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That was an awesome rendition of Billie Jean. I'd never heard it before. Thanks

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One of my favorites was William Bell 1968 " I Forgot to be Your Lover." In 2002 my grandson was shocked when I told him that Jaheim remade his favorite song " Put That Woman First" from the original popular in my day.

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Trampled Rose by Allison Kraus

 

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This will probably be controversial. But this is my opinion. Even tho Bob Dylan was a very good songwriter, I didn't really like his performance of those songs. It was always lacking something, regardless of how good they were. It seemed to me that his songs were just demo versions in need of further refining. Just about anyone who had their own version of his song(s) did a better job with it. I still like him tho.

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The "Wagon Wheel" we know today was never done by Dylan.

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"Wagon Wheel" originally and spectacularly done by Old Crow Medicine Show. Covered by Darius Rucker and became one of his greatest hits. I believe he got a Grammy for it.

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This cover by Elvis of the S&G classic Bridge Over Troubled Water was so perfectly and beautifully done, it still blows me away. Elvis covered a lot of songs, and made them all special because his voice was unlike any other. It was truly a special gift.

 

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Re: Elvis Presley’s cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water - Amazing! He absolutely took it to Church! Thanks for sharing the clip! 

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I agree. Everything Elvis did was special and will always be timeless.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHJgx2zKP1Q

  WE ESPECIALLY LOVE LEON BRIDGES BECAUSE HE GOT HIS START OVER HERE   IN THE NEAR SOUTH  NEIGHBORHOOD  OF FORT WORTH! HE IS A VERY TALENTED YOUNG MAN- GREAT COVER HERE OF WILLIE NELSON  CLASSIC &  HIS FIRST ALBUM "COMING HOME"  THE BEST  R & B   AROUND TODAY!

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Let It Be - The Beatles cover by John Legend & Alicia Keys (wow! they're awesome!)

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Simon and Garfunkle "Hazy Shade of Winter" covered by The Bangles

 

https://youtu.be/TxrwImCJCqk

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 I'D AGREE- A GREAT  COVER OF A TIMELESS SONG!

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@rj72135989 wrote:

Simon and Garfunkle "Hazy Shade of Winter" covered by The Bangles

 

https://youtu.be/TxrwImCJCqk


Thank you for posting this, I really enjoyed listening to it. It's a really good cover, and a group I had not heard before. 

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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Limp Bizkit  Behind Blue Eyes

 

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The Smithereens  Time Won't Let Me

 

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This one is okay but the original, sung by Sonny Geraci for The Outsiders, is perfection.
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All Along The Watchtower written by Bob Dylan (I hate his music). Jimi Hendrix did an awesome cover.

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@rc42098618 wrote:

All Along The Watchtower written by Bob Dylan (I hate his music). Jimi Hendrix did an awesome cover.


So you mean you hate his singing?   

 

 

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I'll grant you Robert Zimmerman can't sing a lick. But, he may the one of the greatest song writers of our generation.
I could give a list, but it it be too long too list of the great songs he's written, it's kind of scary. Most of them recorded, like Jimi, by other artists.
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WHEN IT COMES TO COVERS, WE SHOULD PAY HOMAGE TO THE ORIGINAL GREAT BLUES ARTISTS- JOHN LEE HOOKER, MUDDY WATERS, HOWLIN 'WOLF, ETC. 7 THE ROCKERS WHO INTRODUCED US TO THEIR MUSIC. MY CURRENT FAVORITE COMPILATION CD IS "GOD DON'T NEVER CHANGE" COVERS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON SONGS BY TOM WAITS, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, TEDESCHI-TRUCKS, SINEAD O'CONNOR, ETC.
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AMEN, without the blues artists, The Stones, Clapton, Beck, Elvis, Zepellin,
Fleetwood Mac, and a whole lot more wouldn't have had anything to sing about.
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MY FAVORITE WAS THE ANIMALS, ESP. THIS ONE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCBg3GmzQM WE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A BLUES CLASSIC- JUST GOOD TO LEARN TO SLOW DANCE TO !
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@l483260lwrote:
MY FAVORITE WAS THE ANIMALS, ESP. THIS ONE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCBg3GmzQM WE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS A BLUES CLASSIC- JUST GOOD TO LEARN TO SLOW DANCE TO !

This is indeed a classic.. the powerful voice of Eric Burdon and that wonderful song!! Love it.

 

 

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A CLASSIC BLUES SONG ALSO COVERED BY A ROCK BAND( THE DOORS). THE ORIGINAL BY HOWLIN' WOLF;-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIA1n5ng4Y JOHN LEE HOOKER ALSO RECORDED IT.
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The Clash   I Fought the Law

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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