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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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Willie Nelson & sons singing John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" 

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It's not Stevie, but it's still a real nice cover of a great song written by Stevie.
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You Done Stomped on My Heart - John Denver doing a great Mason Williams song.

https://youtu.be/xl7XoQ4p2X0

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Can't Believe You Wanna Leave  -  Little Richard cover by Ian Gillan & Roger Glover

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RSxR9iwshk

 

Little Richard was Gillan's hero, along with Elvis. They inspired him to become a singer (per his autobiography). Actually, Little Richard inspired them all, including Elvis!

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Nice pick Volta-I met him at the LA Song Writers Show Case in '96. Being honored as one of the true fathers of rock and roll. After a long list of his contributions to the industry and a five minute standing O, he told us to shut up, of course. That was Little Richard . Barely 5'5" tall, but a true giant, and icon. Size XXXXX large personality and talent. It was amazing meeting him.
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@jm2422  -  Fantastic that you got to meet him! What a great experience that must have been.

 

Some other interesting trivia on LR . . . I read this in John Kay's autobiography. At one time, early 70's, he lived in the same building as LR, and met up with him in the elevator. Steppenwolf was having their hey-day at the time. LR told him that he had a great voice and he liked what he was doing. Kay said that he was stunned. He didn't think LR would even know who he was, much less have listened to his music! Like every other rocker, Kay greatly admired LR.

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Debbie Harry's version of the Stones' "Wild Horses"--it's what maturity can bring to music

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Tutti Frutti - Elvis Presley

 

so-so cover of the Little Richard original

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Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals) did a worthy cover of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember”.

 

RIP Toots (9-12-2020)

 

 

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TV-Glotzer - Nina Hagen. Great version of "White Punks on Dope" by the Tubes.

https://youtu.be/SfPQB-mtQDY

 

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Stairway To Heaven - Heart (tribute To Led Zeppelin) live at the Kennedy Center

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The Whole Of The Moon - Celtic Woman. Beautiful song by Mike Scott & The Waterboys. Jennifer Warnes does an amazing version, as well.

https://youtu.be/ykGTmRKRcWE

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Rock Me On The Water - Linda Ronstadt doing Jackson Browne.

https://youtu.be/0_KvuFJZebs

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Disturbed's version of Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You",

Sad, angry and desperate, fitted for the age of COVID, multiple natural disasters and violent politics

Released on 9/11

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"I Want Candy"--originally recorded in 1965 by the Strangeloves, a group of 3 American men pretending to be Australians.  Their jungle pop sound was updated to new wave in 1982 by pop-punk English band Bow Wow Wow.  The Burmese-English lead singer,  14-year-old Annabella Lwin, gave the song a feminine twist.

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I'm a Believer--The Monkees' cover of Neil Diamond's song, recorded in 1966, recorded again in 1967 by the Fifth Estate and again in 1979 by Neil

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Peter, Paul and Mary's version of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane"

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Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

 

great cover of the Big Mama Thornton original

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I think Elvis did a fine job, but I suggest you go back and check out Big Mama and her Les Paul.
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I gave Big Mama her duly earned credit

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Jimmy Newman - John Denver (again) doing Tom Paxton (again).

https://youtu.be/qdRkcbkXpEw

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Readjustment Blues - John Denver. Great rendition of Tom Paxton's song.

https://youtu.be/b6qwGIbUsp4

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The Monkees' version of the Raiders' "Kicks"--Micky sings it like someone who's been there, done that

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You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford (and a bazillion others). She set the standard for this much loved and recorded tune. The Distance thread has another great version: The Duprees.

https://youtu.be/zQfF84ackMM

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I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton

 

good cover of the Bob Marley song

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Billy Idol's version of the Shondell's "Mony Mony"

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