Skip to comments.Remakes of Popular Songs - Which One Is Better - The Original Or The Remake...?
Posted on 04/06/2011 8:48:39 PM PDT by MplsSteve
You know, I started thinking about popular music and how artists do remakes of popular songs.
Here are two songs - one from the original artist and the other who re-did it. Which version was better?
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" The Byrds (1965)- from the album "Mr Tambourine Man"
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" Tom Petty (1989) - from the album "Full Moon Fever"
"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Rod Stewart (1976) - from the album "A Night On The Town"
"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Sheryl Crow (2003) - from the album "The Very best Of Sheryl Crow"
Yes, I know that other artists have done versions of these songs too. If you think another artist has done a better version, let's hear about it.
Yes Kottke is excellent but has a voice like goose farts on a foggy morning.
Keith richards does as well.
They still rock
Summertime Blues - The Who, Eddie Cocheran, or Blue Cheer
“Major Tom” - both versions by Peter Schilling and Shiny Toy Guns
“Bizarre Love Triangle” - Both versions by Frente and New Order
A Song For You The Carpenters
A Song For You Leon Russell
Wow...Thank You...Thanka verry much...(Elvis voice)
I like Janis Joplin’s “Me And Bobby McGee” better than Roger Miller’s version - heck better than all the other versions.
LOL, yep SNAPPY
The only way I learned about the original is from an interview that Harrison gave when his album came out. Of course, as an avid record collector and music buff, I had to look up the original.
Karen Carpenter was one of those rare artists that could take others songs and make them her own.
I absolutely LOVE Otis Reddings version of “Try A Little Tenderness” over the orginal version from the 1930s or 1940’s.
But, I like Aretha Franklin’s version of “Respect” more than Otis’ version.
Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” over Bob Dylan’s
Van Halen’s “You Really Got Me” over The Kinks’ (although The Kinks’ is still really good.)
I’m sure there are more, but these two come to mind.
I was pretty much a square back in my youth, preferring musicians like Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Les Paul and Mary Ford as well as Pat Boone as mentioned a few posts back. By the 60's, I acquired a taste for country since I went to college in the South. I never really cared much for rock or R&B other than songs that got pounded into my brain due to frequent airplay on the radio at various places that I worked with peers who did like those forms of music.
Here's the unusual part. My two favorite genres are traditional old-timey Southern Gospel (Happy Goodmans, Florida Boys, Blackwoods and such) AND...get this: mob music! Tony Bennett, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Louis Prima. No accounting for taste, eh? :-)
Gene Pitney - Liiberty Valance
The Royal Guardsmen - Liberty Valence
I like Jørgen Ingmann’s version of “Apache” more than the Incredible Bongo Band or the rap remake by the Sugarhill Gang!
I wish I could explain it better, but when you listen to Karen Carpenter sing, she makes you as vulnerable as she was.
I lived in Gene Pitney’s hometown for two awful years. I know exactly why he sang “Town Without Pity.”
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