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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

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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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"I've Told Every Little Star" * Mary Ellis (1933)  written by J Kern & O Hammerstein. This operatic song was inspired by a Cape Cod Sparrow Melospiza Melodia. No kidding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mdcvrZYE4Q&ab_channel=RReady555

Linda Scott's version (1961) is the one everyone probably identifies with, but the warbling bird was a surprise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifgpiGs_4Js&ab_channel=imanuglyfrogtoo

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"Knocking on Heavens Door" -  original by Bob Dylan - 1973

 

Have two favorite covers.

 

Eric Clapton - 1975 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIT7_1hTZ0g 

 

Warren Zevon - 2003 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euBuVh_BUe4 

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Gotta put a word in for the GnR version too.

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Bob and Warren sound like they're singing with one foot in the grave. But, Eric sounds like he's skipping merrily down the street. Skip to the loo, my darling. Maybe he has to go real bad.

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Warren was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002 and died in 2003 after finishing the album.

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"Sea of Love"The Honeydrippers  original by Phil Phillips with The Twilights 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd8WUJ9uT3o 

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A pretty good movie too.. Al Pacino and Ellen Bursten..

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"Nobody But Me * Originally written & recorded by The Isley Brothers {Ronald, Rudy & O'Kelly} 1962

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5JG0PhWsGQ&ab_channel=MickLove

In 1968, the Human Beinz from Youngstown, Ohio had a massive hit with their cover version.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXtbGb8BwY&ab_channel=ObaTundis

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The dance video (Human Beinz) is cool!

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Originally by Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark (before they were Byrds), You Showed Me was later done by the Byrds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX2qLbu45CI, by the Turtles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANPGyzmgvk4, and others. I have a copy of another version that I thought was the Lightning Seeds, but it's not. I tried to identify it, but couldn't find another copy of it. It's an interesting one; wish I could identify it.

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@dl73698250  I like the "Lightning Seeds" one for a decent cover. 

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"Teenager in Love" - Red Hot Chili Peppers originally by Dion and the Belmonts

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nm1s2y2SYU 

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I Knew You When - Linda Ronstadt  (Joe South cover)

https://youtu.be/oDwx8GzxRKM

 

Most everyone is familiar with the Billy Joe Royal hit …

https://youtu.be/rM3rJUDhcjs

Of the two, I prefer Linda’s cover though.

 

But my favorite is the Joe South original, with that raspy baritone voice. Always loved his music, and wore out his Greatest Hits album on vinyl.
https://youtu.be/_iKexBQAeN8

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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These are not the "classic great covers" of Steppenwolf and ACDC you might hear, but I love them. So enjoyable to watch and listen.

 

"Born To Be Wild" - Steppenwolf - cover by The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVv7C2mCNA0 

 

"Highway to Hell" - AC/DC - cover by the The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5-z1c-9QmE 

 

 

They did some fun remote video performances during Covid Lockdown. I am posting one of them in the Songs That Cheer You Up thread. "The Model" by Kraftwerk

 

 

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Well... That was different. Not what I'm used to, but it was enjoyable.

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If you haven't already done so, try a search on Steve'N'Seagulls.

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Thanks @EricC28201 . I haven't run across them in my quests. I am a fan now. 😸

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John D Loudermilk {1934-2016} Yes, Mr. JDL again. Singer, songwriter but mostly his songs were covered and turned into hits. This one hit #1 Country by Eddy Arnold & pop by the Casinos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtNDAjrlZ0s&ab_channel=AlanCassaro

 

Other  big hits so's not to keep reintroducing him and you all can look into yourselves, were "Tobacco Road" the Nashville Teens, "This Little Bird" Marianne Faithful and "Ebony Eyes" Everly Bros. etc. Also he had some pop hits on his own. But he often recorded his songs  with his guitar and without a bunch of fanfare.

 

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I still listen to Tobacco Road by Jefferson Airplane, and Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch.

I remember seeing Loudermilk's name on other songs, but I forgot what they are.

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"Cocaine" - Eric Clapton (1977)original by J.J. Cale (recorded by , written by in 1976)

 

 

J.J. Cale - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWmD_HcOcfU 

Clapton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTeAQFy5Ltw 

 

 

 

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Theres nobody quite like Clapton.. Thank you so much for the reminder..

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I've always preferred Canned Heat's "On the Road Again" to Willie Nelson's (Different songs.). But Andy Prieboy's version of the Canned Heat song is just amazing. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/GSwTO0kLQbY

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I don't think that's the same song. Willie Nelson says, "I can't wait to get on the road again, making music with my friends.". "On the road again" are the only words in common.

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It isn't. That's why I said they were different songs. Here's Canned Heat, who originated the song Andy covered: https://youtu.be/qRKNw477onU 

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Oh, ok. I didn't quite know what you meant by that. I stand corrected.

Checked it out again. I totally forgot about that Canned Heat song. Thanks for the reminder.

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Lay Down Beside Me - Alison Krauss & John Waite (Don Williams cover)

https://youtu.be/hOeqHuPkuws

 

Their voices and harmonies just so perfect! The original is nice, but I really like this one better.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Dreams I'll Never See - Allman Brothers, covered by Mollly Hatchet

 

...not sure if it's Danny Joe Brown's vocals, or the tempo, but always liked the cover more than the original.

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I’m not familiar with either, but I liked the Molly Hatchet version as well.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Moody River"  originally recorded & written by Chase Webster (Gary D. Bruce) is to me at least miles better than the cover King of music, Pat Boone. Webster original has the feeling of raw emotion whereas Boones seems like another whitewash recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzpoZyiLLwA&ab_channel=verycoolsound

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A great song and a great rendition by Chase.. Whitewashed! A perfect description of Boones efforts..

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