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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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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 @EricC227821 . 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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"Wish You Were Here" - Limp Bizkit with John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) -  Original by Pink Floyd

 

You will be surprised if not amazed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tJnMo4GsKM 

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That was good. But, I thought I got a glimpse of someone who looked liked Vince Gill in the rest of the band. Doesn't he fill in as a session musician once in a while? Am I mistaken?

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Not sure @dl73698250 , it is possible. I stumbled upon the video, then after I read what it was part of, then I researched a bit more. The show it was performed on was a tv special  America: Tribute to Heroes" in 2001 for 9/11 fallen. The credits for the show do not list any studio musicians. For this particular performance only Fred Durst, John (Johnny) Rzeznik and Wes Borland were credited. But there was mention that there were performances from various studios since there were many performers and they couldn't all be in one studio. They had music, speeches and some stars manned phones for donations.

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"Going Up Country"  Canned Heat's cover of Henry Thomas (1928) original, even with the woodwind. Didn't even think Canned Heat's was a cover, it was so good. But you gotta give credit where it's due. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYy716zmXcM&ab_channel=RagtimeDorianHenry

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I noticed that he never said "Going Up Country" even once in the whole song. I wonder if it went by a different name back then. But, that's definitely the same song (modified a bit). I do like the revisions by Canned Heat.

That was a rare find. How'd you ever find that? Thanks.

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@dl73698250 I think the original name was Bull-Doze Blues with different lyrics. Alan Wilson wrote the lyrics for their (CH) version. Good find @ripvanwinkle96, cause they probably never gave credit till people started researching.

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Season Of The Witch  -  Vanilla Fudge (Donovan Cover)

https://youtu.be/Xld25GDuBYM


From psychedelic masterpiece to a creepy, horror film worthy soundtrack, save this one for your Halloween playlist!

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Twist and Shout" - original The Top Notes (1961) -

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsDpc-8iR8g  -- I kinda like this one. Never heard it before. ( Beatles one is still fav) (written by Bert Russell and Phil Medley)


Isley Brothers - (1962) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFM8te4XqlQ 


Beatles - (1963) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RicaUqd9Hg 

 

The Who - (1982 live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5iJNeROPnM 

 

and a whole lot of others have covered this.

 

The Searchers (63) and Del Shannon (64) did a pretty decent job. The Mamas & The Papas did a slow version in 1967.

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