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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?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Sixty Years On:  Brandi Carlile

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Pretty Flamingo:  Bruce

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About Harry Styles: He inducted Stevie

Nicks into the Rock HOF last year so

there’s his connection. I would expect

The Mac to carry him on any of their 

songs, they are, after all, their songs

and they know them best. He’s not

as good as them and I’m sure he

knows that. However, his good looks

will get him a long way even if his

talent doesn’t lol

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@BeatleloverKT  - Yes, his estimated net worth is a cool 72 million. Somebody likes him! It's just nice to see the young singers paying tribute to the ones who came before. 

 

I listened to several of his songs. Style wise, he's kinda pop-punk-rock. I like some of his mellow songs, including Sign of the Times, but it's not what I'd listen to everyday. 

 

 

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Compared to the original guys I hate to say this but those children need lessons in rock vocals, the drumming and guitar work is at best anemic.

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@MaVolta The crowds reaction was priceless! And Harry looks like a kid in a candy store, totally having fun! I can tell you, from seeing the Mac in concert three times, twice they opened with The Chain and when the first riffs start with Mick then Lindsey on guitar continues, it almost made my heart stop! Lindsey is out of this world, I don’t know how the song can ever sound the same w/o him 😢

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Canned Heat's much better known version of Wilbert Harrison's Let's Work Together

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Joe Cocker spent much of his career covering songs that were already great and often-heard songs.  But when he sang them in his style, it sounded like y ou were hearing them for the very first time.  What an artist.   One of my faves Darling Be He Soon originally by the Loving Spoonful

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Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. Covered by the Foo Fighters. Rafferty commented once in an NPR interview that he liked theirs better than his.

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Joan Jett cover of Dirty Deeds by AC/DC

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One of my biggest musical surprises ever, for many reasons:.    Some years back I heard an amazing, rocked out version of one of my favorite, softer sounding Fleetwood Mac songs.  Would never have thought...  Gold Dust Woman by Courtney Love and Hole.

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Saw Il Divo on a PBS special recently (though it was filmed in 2018). I was blown away by their cover of the Adele song Hello, or Hola, as performed in Spanish!  Bought it on iTunes next day.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zopxV9pgkzA

 

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Have always liked the Foo Fighters' cover of Baker Street.  Ir remember an old interview with Gerry Rafferty where he said something about liking the cover better than his original  They left the vocals alone and just changed the music.   Second choice, Shooter Jennings' cover of Walk of Life.  Countried it up and the video is pretty funny.

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This is a double cover - Whiskey in the Jar (traditional Irish folk song)

This Irish folk song became well known in the 60's as recorded and performed by The Dubliners. It's been covered by just about every band in Ireland since.

 

Thin Lizzy transformed the song in 1973 into a classic rock hit that forever belongs to them. They played it at every concert. Fastforward to 1998, Metallica covers Thin Lizzy with their metal version, which remains on their set list to this day. They won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock performance in 2000.

 

I really like both versions. It's great fit for Metallica and James Hetfield's voice, but the song is all Thin Lizzy's, and forever classic rock. Here are clips of both versions. Thin Lizzy from 1973 and Metallica from Ireland just days ago.

 

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This is another cover that I just happened on to. I'm not familiar with either artist, but they make a fine pairing, and harmonies are spot on. This is an Elton John cover, and like many of his songs, lends itself well to harmonizing vocals.

 

Can You Feel the Love Tonight - performed by Boyce Avenue ft Connie Talbot

 

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Good, professional replication. The girl has a Karen Carpenter style vocal, the guy sounds like a Jonas brother. I glad the young musicians are picking up this material. Certainly no one of their generation are writing this kind of material. I commend them for that. It doesn't have Reggie's vocal dynamics, but a very pleasant, professional replication.
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I’m not a lover of cover songs as a rule and generally hate any Beatles cover but this one I really liked. He went on to win the last season of American Idol. His name is Laine Hardy singing Come Together by the Fab 4️⃣ (it’s on YouTube)

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It was OK. He did a verse and a chorus, a guitar lick, then stopped. Decent professional studio back up rendition. They made a big deal out it though, and that's what matters on those shows. Judges reaction.
It didn't make me forget John Lennon's lead vocal. Sorry guys, with all due respect, I don't agree.
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This was my first season watching American Idol. I am aware of the hype on these kinds of shows. I thought for a young kid he did a pretty good job, not perfect, but respectable. No one can ever do it like John Lennon. That is a given.

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

This was my first season watching American Idol. I am aware of the hype on these kinds of shows. I thought for a young kid he did a pretty good job, not perfect, but respectable. No one can ever do it like John Lennon. That is a given.


Agreed!

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

I’m not a lover of cover songs as a rule and generally hate any Beatles cover but this one I really liked. He went on to win the last season of American Idol. His name is Laine Hardy singing Come Together by the Fab 4️⃣ (it’s on YouTube)


I looked it up on YT, and he was really good. Beatle songs are covered a lot. Some are well done, and others, not so much.  To The Beatles credit, their songs are singable, memorable, and known by everyone on the planet! Smiley Very Happy

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I'M WITH YOU- A PURIST ABOUT BEATLES COVERS, BUT YOU REMINDED ME OF THESE 2 DECENT ONES:"IMAGINE" -JIMMIE DALE GILMORE &"TAXMAN"- STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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No problem with either. Especially the SRV version of Taxman. That boy was a stone cold assasin with a Strat in his hands. That tune kills it.
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TRUE STORY: BACK IN 1980-81, I USED TO GO TO A CLUB IN OAK LAWN( DALLAS) CALLED "AL'S BAMBOO"- WENT IN LATE ONE NIGHT& THERE'S A DUDE IN A BLACK FEDORA, ALL ALONE, WAILING ON THE GUITAR& WAH-WAH PEDAL,& I THOUGHT: DOES THIS GUY THINK HE'S HENDRIX?" / A TREASURED MEMORY.
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Treasured memory for sure. The man was a blues wizard and legend.
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GUESS YOU'D CONSIDER THIS A COVER( NOT BEATLES): DON'T KNOW WHO WROTE IT, BUT AN OLD BLUES CLASSIC. SRV OWNS IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oydj5H9C-no&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2vIzGBHcy-sx4jOtf7EK0WikZ9JzwQM... RELAX & ENJOY! I'M GUESSING THIS IS THE ORIGINAL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v
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I'm with you on this one. SRV is one of the true all time greats. Tin Pan Alley, great rendition, of pure blues.
Real simple guitar plugged into the amp, no effects pedals, pure talent blues. Man that boy could play!!!!!!
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YES HE COULD. I MUST ADD THAT I WAS PRIVILEGED TO SEE JOHN LEE HOOKER PERFORM IN A TINY CLUB IN DALLAS IN THE 80'S. HE'S MY FAVORITE CLASSIC BLUESMAN.
HAVE ALSO SEEN HONEYBOY EDWARDS, GATEMOUTH BROWN, BOBBY BLUE BLAND, & BB KING SEVERAL TIMES; I'M DEFINITELY A BLUES FAN! I GOT MY INTRODUCTION TO THE BLUES WITH THIS LOCAL DALLAS BAND:
https://www.jango.com/music/Anson+Funderburgh+The+Rockets . NOT ONLY CAN ANSON REALLY PLAY, HE HAS A GREAT NAME FOR A BLUES GUITARIST! ENJOY
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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I've played guitar for fifty years. Was part of the LA music world fro 1979-1997. I play a 1971 Gibson 335, what looks like Lucille in case you don't play. Been in more blues jams than I'd like to admit to, cause it means I'm old. Kind of known for my blues vocals in some circles too Also have seen some of the same people you have,
but also Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. One of the best blues acts I ever saw was in Buffalo, NY local act named The Shakin' Smith Blues Band, the guys blues harp was somewhere between Little Walter, and Paul Butterfield...stone cold assasin. PS Anson Funderbergh and the Rockets.....DYNAMITE!!!
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