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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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"Hush" originally by Joe South was incredible! He could write great songs, had a fine singing voice, and was a talented session guitarist. The famous cover version of "Hush" by Deep Purple needed only a slight 'reworking' to transform it into the hard rock classic that it became. Here's the original, since the Deep Purple is usually the one broadcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0N9fLxD6A&ab_channel=soulsteve100

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Also a fan of both! Joe South was a great songwriter.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Didn't know that (I had the Deep Purple 45rpm).. I like Joe South. My favorite of his is Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home.

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"Rubber Biscuit" - Originally by The Chips, then a great cover by The Blues Brothers

 

Put under songs that cheer you up thread. 😊

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"The Lament of the Cherokee Nation" * John D Loudermilk

written  by JDL with original lyrics. Didn't get recognition til popularized by the Raiders in 70.

The Raiders cover {called Indian Reservation} was ok enough to carry it to No. 1. But even so I prefer the gritty hard edged original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcwdeFKUmA&ab_channel=BeatrizThames

 

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This isn't exactly a cover. It is a duet with the original recording artist.

 

I have been a fan of Andrea Bocelli ❣️ ( since I heard "Con Te Partiro" in the late 90's - he can sing a braille phone book or anything for me 😊 ) and in the last few years a fan of Ed Sheeran. How I missed this one, I will never know.

 

The song of Ed's is "Perfect".  The duet of Andrea Bocelli and Ed Sheeran is "Perfect Symphony". Please give it a listen and a view (as the video is very good). I think it is beautiful.

 

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

 

 

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That was lovely! No wonder it has over 3m likes. Andrea Bocelli has done so many beautiful duets over the years. He has a wonderful gift.  Thanks for sharing. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Originally written & performed by Bob Dylan , She Belongs To Me.

Covered by Rose Garden; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWPk8K9XEQ.

The Rose Garden had some other good songs. One hit was Next Plane to London.

 

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Across The Universe  -  Evanescence (Beatles cover)

https://youtu.be/l4nwKQrne0s

 

Found this one putting together my playlist of Beatles covers. Simply beautiful, no other words to describe it.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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That is beautiful. Thanks for finding it @MaVolta .

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Original: America by Simon and Garfunkel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo2ZsAOlvEM

 

Cover: by YES   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JkTIKm2iY

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...always liked 'em both...any favoritism was short lived and rooted in The Moment.

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Love Jon Anderson, but way too Yes over orchestrated. 

This song does not need a Squier bass solo, or all those

Wakeman glises. 

 

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 "Real musicians

play songs their way, they don't just replicate the originals.

This is a superior guitarist, Vive la differance.!!!!"

 

Sound familiar?

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I love Yes always have always will. But its at best an over orchestrated version.

Musicianship aside, its over done. Yes Howe is a genius. But its not a good version, sorry

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Dream Theater (with Queensryche) - "Won't Get Fooled Again" - Who cover

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkFLzqvJ8dE 

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@Vexed - That’s a great one! Love how the drummers are channeling Keith Moon! They did their homework. 😎

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater/great drummer.

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"Time Is On My Side"

Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick & Cissy Houston combined for the vocal on this original (largely wordless) version of the song, top-credited to jazz-pop trombonist Kai Winding, Oct. 1963.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljU_o7zS28&ab_channel=the45prof

The Rolling Stones Rock Version released Dec. 64. is the one most people are familiar with.

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Noticed in the liner notes Kai gave none of those wonderful vocalists credit by name, shame on him.

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That was an interesting one.

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Tomorrow Never Knows - Beatles cover by Phil Collins 

https://youtu.be/B8gWU2CH32U

Stumbled across this one the other day. It really suits his style.

 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Boxer-Cover of S&G by Jerry Douglas Feat Mumford Sons with Paul Simon

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Nice! The banjo and slide guitar are amazing additions to the acoustic guitar, which I assume is played by Simon. The harmonies are beautifully done as well. Great pick, @Raynyky.  

Here’s the link for anyone else who’s interested.

https://youtu.be/sQpUs1qNxMM

 



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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@MaVolta @Found it while looking for different songs for my Simon playlist and instantly loved it. 

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Foo Fighters did a couple of Led Zeppelin covers, live 2008 from Wembly Stadium. They also had a couple of very special guests to play with them.

 

Rock And Roll

https://youtu.be/SbNVIPAABgw

 

Ramble On

https://youtu.be/uBcVuN2Kr-s

 

RIP Taylor Hawkins. 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Don't Throw Your Love Away * The Searchers 64'

Their 1st of many covers, their rendition is great, I thought it was the original.

The Orlons 63'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6CbSOH6CXA&ab_channel=the45prof

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The Ramones - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tpu_XoNABA  - Fun video

 

Cover of Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

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3 Dog Night did a cover of "Easy to Be Hard" for  the play/movie HAIR. The original rendition from the movie by Cheryl Barnes is considered to be the best. what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCs1rkAXZ9o&ab_channel=alt137

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I believe Cory Wells sang lead on that cut. great version much better than Cheryl's.

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