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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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C’est la vie (You never can tell), 1964, Chuck 

Berry. Covered excellently by Bob Seger, 1994.

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I Only Have Eyes For You- Beautiful cover by Art Garfunkel of The Flamingos hit

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The Temptations I Can’t Get Next To You covered by Savoy Brown. 

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Love Savoy Brown great English blues band. Seen them a couple of times.

They did a pretty job on this cut, but they'll never top David Ruffin's and

Eddie Kendricks vocals on this one. It's a Temps classic.

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Gypsy woman,1961,The Impressions. Covered

by Brian Hyland in 1970. Hyland rules on this

cover 🎼💜

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FrankWilson&TheCavaliers Last Kiss covered by Pearl Jam

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It ain’t me babe, Dylan, 1964. Covered by 

The Turtles in 1965. I love Dylan’s version

but there’s something about the Turtles

version that I love even more 🎼💜

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Warren Zevon's cover of Dylan's "Knockin On Heaven's Door". You can feel the emotion of Zevon nearing death.

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You Win Again  -  Hank Williams (Sr) Cover by Steppenwolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qal2HIBX9Kg

 

In his autobiography, Kay wrote about learning to play guitar listening to Hank Williams records, and getting a HW Songbook. Country music was very popular in Toronto back then. I believe it was also covered by his earlier band, The Sparrows. He later put it on his solo album, Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes

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

 

Love that soulful, raspy voice of his, and the change in tempo.

 

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Nice pick Volta. A Hank tune. Nice vocal by John Kay.

Nice work by the 'wolf boys too.

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@jm2422  -  Thanks! Turns out both links are the same recording, but one of them was on a Steppenwolf singles compilation album. I thought the band was really good. Two of them were from Steppenwolf (Kent Henry, lead guitar, George Biondo, bass). They did double duty in The John Kay Band, which supported Steppenwolf, as they toured together after John released the solo album. 

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Good time Charlie’s got the blues,The Bards,

released in 1968, was covered by Danny O’Keefe

in 1971. O’Keefe recorded it first but The Bards

released it first. In 1972 O’Keefe re-released a

slower version for his 2nd album. That was the 

version that became a hit. Excellent cover by

O’Keefe, it was his only hit single 🎼💜

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Johnny Cash cover of U2’s One

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Cash covering Bono / U2??  I had to give it a listen. Sorry, but it's not working for me.

I'm either too much a fan of U2 or not really a fan of Johnny Cash, or both. 😎

 

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Something in the air, Thunderclap Newman,1969

Covered by Tom Petty in 1993. Although I like

the Petty version, I doubt anyone’s version

would stand up to the original 🎼💜

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I fought the law, Bobby Fuller Four, 1966

Covered by The Clash in 1977. Their version

is certainly respectable but the original just

outshines it in every way 🎼💜

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me- Elvis' cover of Dusty Springfield hit. Both great versions.

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Another one from Chris Isaak  -  Solitary Man  (Neil Diamond cover)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLur2fHn3JI

 

Nice!  💛

 

 

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’, Hall&Oates, 1980.

Original done by the Righteous Brothers in 1965.

I do like the Hall&Oates version but it doesn’t 

hold up against the Righteous Brothers 🎼💜

 

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NOBODY not even the great Daryl Hall, will ever top Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield's

version of  the classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.

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Totally agree, it’s not even close

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Everytime you go away, Paul Young, 1985.

Original done by Hall&Oates in 1980. I do like 

Paul’s version but he can’t top Hall&Oates

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Really nice version of Daryl Hall's original.

I agree the guy who wrote it it did it better.

But Paul Young had a big hit with it.

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I Just Want to Make Love to You - Muddy Waters Covered by Foghat

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCLp5cIsqWE

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

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OK for English rock blues, saw them twice.

The real version is the guy that wrote it, with the great Little Walter on harp (harmonica).

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John Denver's version of Michael Martin Murphey's "Boy from the Country"

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You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC Covered by Steve 'n' Seagulls

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@EricC227821 wrote:

You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC Covered by Steve 'n' Seagulls




haha, I've been watching that for years. It is a trip. Love it.

 

edit to add: their version of Thunderstruck is even better

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It's OK. Doesn't make for a good country tune, even if  it's played

at blinding speed. 

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