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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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Red, Red Wine - original Neil Diamond, cover UB40

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Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Band On The Run - Foo Fighters

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Chicago's cover of Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" is a great version, from their Night and Day: Big Band album.

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Girls just want to have fun, Robert Hazard,

1979. Covered by Cyndi Lauper in 1983.
His version 
doesn’t even compare with hers

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Nobody has ever heard of or heard Ol' Roberts version.

EVERYBODY has heard of Cyndi Lauper's version and

loves her and the song.

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Lucille, Little Richard. Covered by Sir Paul

McCartney in 1988

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Love Paul to death, does a credible job, better than OK., good. evn.

But comparing to the real version by Little Richard, no. 

It would be listening to Little Richard  Baby I'm Amazed.

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Good one!  I also love his cover of Be-Bop-A-Lula on MTV Unplugged, 1991. He can really channel is inner Gene Vincent! 

 

Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent cover by Paul McCartney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGfB9yeHsQc

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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I love that cover as well! Truth be told

there’s not much of his music that I

don’t enjoy 🎼💜

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A Groovy Kind of Love- Phil Collins version of Mindbenders hit. Both are great versions.

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Tell it like it is, Aaron Neville,1966 covered by:

Heart in 1980 🎼💜

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Yes, by far it is a very nice cover, and I love the Wilson sisters. 

But Aaron Nevil;le owns this song bar none.

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From The Kennedy Center Honors last night: If you missed the show, then you missed -

 

The Dance  -  Garth Brooks cover by Kelly Clarkson

 

(Just drop the mic, girl!)

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Nice pick Volta, Kelly killed it on this one. Girl has great chops.

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Silver Threads and Golden Needles  -  Wanda Jackson (1956) cover by Linda Ronstadt

 

I don't remember the original country version from 1956, but I do remember the 1962 hit version by the British folk-rock group, The Springfields, which was excellent with the beautiful harmonies. It was recorded by many popular artists of the 60's and became something of a folk-rock classic. But then Linda Ronstadt comes along, and released a country crossover version in 1973 that blew them all away. She gave it something that every other artist had failed to do: She gave it Attitude! (with a capital A). It rocks! While many artists have covered it, Linda's version is, hands down, the best version ever, as far as I'm concerned.

 

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

 

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Volta, as usual you nailed it. Linda Killed on this cut. She made it almost power country.

Her vocals are great. I might be wrong, but it is that cut from the era where the Eagles

were her back up group? Love her.

 

 

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Thanks, @jm2422.  This song was recorded and released after the Eagles had left the nest, so to speak. They were with her band 71-72-ish.

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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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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Just for the record...the lead vocal on this was Dennis Edwards who replaced Ruffin who went solo.

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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.

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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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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