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R&R ^ | 6/22/13 | Baynative

Posted on 06/23/2013 8:20:17 PM PDT by Baynative

What is your favorite all time cover song? Some folks say a song can never be improved from the original presentation, but there are several cases I say disprove that theory.


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1. Catch the Wind - Sammy Hagar (Original by Donovan) is one of my favs, But I have to include Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help From my Friends", Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee" and Richie Havens', "Here comes the Sun".

I don't know if it counts as a cover, but Ray Charles' version of "AMERICA" is at the top.

1 posted on 06/23/2013 8:20:17 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

The male chorus who sang “The Ballad Of The Green Berets” for the 1966 movie starring John Wayne.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 8:22:44 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Baynative

Too obvious folks! Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann Earth Band.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Baynative

Most anything written by Dylan and performed by anyone else


4 posted on 06/23/2013 8:37:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Baynative

Wes’ version of “Eleanor Rigby”.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 8:38:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative
Bilbo Baggins by Leonard Nimoy
6 posted on 06/23/2013 8:38:47 PM PDT by South40
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To: Baynative

George Jones & Alan Jackson did a superb cover of Good Year for the Roses. Elvis Costello did the original.

My all time favorite cover is David Bowie singing Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. (Original was Here Today and Gone Tomorrow.) He really did it well. He did great covers of a couple of Lou Reed songs also.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 8:40:52 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Baynative

ELO - Roll Over Beethoven


8 posted on 06/23/2013 8:41:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

Bobby Darin doing Mack the Knife!


9 posted on 06/23/2013 8:42:14 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Baynative; a fool in paradise

Bobby “Blue” Bland passed away today. His big hit of 1961 was covered 10 years later by Ann Peebles, produced by Willie Mitchell, with the same studio crew that recorded with Al Green at the time. A masterpiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npl3cQzWm_8


10 posted on 06/23/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative
If you want proof that covers can be a big improvement, check out Santana's "Guitar Heaven - The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time".

Wow!

11 posted on 06/23/2013 8:44:08 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9B3VWu_BZ8

Rush’s version of “Crossroads”. Probably get flamed, but I like it better than Cream’s version.

Rush did an album of covers in 2004 for fun - called “Feedback”


12 posted on 06/23/2013 8:46:16 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Baynative

Metallica did a stunningly good cover of Seger’s Turn the Page.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 8:46:52 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Baynative

There is a lot versions of this tune. Here’s the best one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAsqY4C5Zk8


14 posted on 06/23/2013 8:46:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eHACrIp96s


15 posted on 06/23/2013 8:48:36 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Baynative

Viva Las Vegas by ZZ Top comes to mind.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative; a fool in paradise

IBEPMW (In Before Elvis Priestley’s My Way!)


17 posted on 06/23/2013 8:49:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

I liked the Bangles’ cover of Simon and Garfunkle’s “Hazy Shade of Winter.”


18 posted on 06/23/2013 8:50:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
IBEPMW (In Before Elvis Priestley’s My Way!)

Everybody knows Sid Vicious' "My Way" is the definitive version.

19 posted on 06/23/2013 8:50:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TADSLOS

Have you heard Shawn Colvin do Viva Las Vegas? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdszDlp7GE4


20 posted on 06/23/2013 8:51:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

Another good Simon and Garfunkle cover, The Lemonheads version of “Mrs. Robinson.”


21 posted on 06/23/2013 8:51:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

Shawn Colvin once did an album of all covers. I think it was called Cover Girl. I’m gonna go look...


22 posted on 06/23/2013 8:55:08 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: dfwgator

WOW - you just reminded me of one of the best. I loved that version.


23 posted on 06/23/2013 8:55:55 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You know, I kinda like that. Had to let it grow on me a little...


24 posted on 06/23/2013 8:56:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Baynative

Rosanne Cash: Sea Of Heartbreak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2C07_kqnmI


25 posted on 06/23/2013 8:57:30 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” is superior to Dolly Parton’s original.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 8:59:42 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Baynative

Randy Newman & Mark Knopfler doing Arthur Alexander’s “You’d Better Move On”. (Willy deVille does it even better, but good performances of it seemed to have been removed from YT.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehsOfmfN7rY


27 posted on 06/23/2013 9:00:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

I like the George Benson “on Broadway” better than the original.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 9:00:46 PM PDT by married21
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To: Baynative
My favorite cover collection is Across the Universe. Several of the songs on the album are as good as the original Beatles versions, and the album as a whole is highly listenable. I even enjoyed the sweet movie of which this was the soundtrack.
29 posted on 06/23/2013 9:01:10 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Baynative

Desperado covered by Linda Ronstadt was better then the original by the Eagles. The Eagles thought so too.


30 posted on 06/23/2013 9:03:11 PM PDT by Wingy
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I don't know why, but I'm getting private replies on this thread. Some of them I've never heard and I thought I'd been araund. Here's Gun and Roses (never one of my favorties) doing Knocking at Heaven's Door. I'm not convinced it beats Dylan. But, it is a sexy representation for a concert.
31 posted on 06/23/2013 9:03:48 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Here’s another one: Sawyer Brown doing “6 days on the Road”; they really nailed it!


32 posted on 06/23/2013 9:03:51 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Wingy

Surprised no one mentioned Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt.”


33 posted on 06/23/2013 9:04:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wingy

I agree on Ronstadt’s Desperado.


34 posted on 06/23/2013 9:04:48 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: married21

And “This Masquerade” was written and originally recorded by Leon Russell.


35 posted on 06/23/2013 9:06:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

“Mr. Tambourine Man” - Bob Dylan then a whole bunch of folks.


36 posted on 06/23/2013 9:06:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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I like Guns & Roses’ version of Knocking on Heaven’s Door more than Dylan’s. Fwiw.


37 posted on 06/23/2013 9:07:24 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Baynative

The Who’s cover of Eddie Cochrane’s “Summertime Blues”.


38 posted on 06/23/2013 9:07:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bigbob
Jimmy Lafave - Walk away Renee
39 posted on 06/23/2013 9:09:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Warren Zevon's cover of Knockin' On Heaven's Door is better than Dylan's original or GNR's. The fact that he was dying when he recorded it kind of imbues it with a sincerity that's lacking in the others...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKHFWpaTUmY

40 posted on 06/23/2013 9:10:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Baynative
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful Life by IZ ( Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole ).
41 posted on 06/23/2013 9:10:31 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Baynative

Eddie Riff’s obscure 1956 side “Ain’t That Loving You Baby” recorded by Presley in 1958 before US Army called, one of his last rock’n’roll recordings, not released by RCA until 1964.

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


42 posted on 06/23/2013 9:11:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Liberty Valance
Sierra Hull - Someone Like You
43 posted on 06/23/2013 9:11:39 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Baynative

Bette Midler - Do You Want To Dance

Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams


44 posted on 06/23/2013 9:12:29 PM PDT by jjr153 (Never Forget 9/11)
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Beatles doing Isley Bros’ “Twist and Shout”— in my mind probably the greatest remake ever. John Lennon gave it the greatest rock vocal ever and absolutely made the song his own.

Unfortunately, K-RTH and oldies stations like that have ruined many great tunes. But it’s still the best scene in Ferris Bueller (which made it a huge hit again 20 years after it first hit).


45 posted on 06/23/2013 9:13:54 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Baynative

I love a good cover. Here are some of my favorites:

“In the Midnight Hour” by Roxy Music (originally by Wilson Pickett)

“Prairie Rose” by Big Country (originally Roxy Music)

“The Seeker” by Rush (originally by The Who)

“Gimme Shelter” by Hawkwind (originally by The Rolling Stones)

“Every Little Thing” by Yes (originally by the Beatles)

“Then She Kissed Me” by The Derailers (”Then He Kissed Me” by Phil Spector/Ellie Greenwich)

“Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” by Dream Theater (originally by Elton John)

“Mack the Knife” by Brian Setzer (written by Weill/Brecht/Blitzstein)


46 posted on 06/23/2013 9:13:58 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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That is a good one. Hurt - Johnny Cash - original by Nine Inch Nails
47 posted on 06/23/2013 9:14:00 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Baynative
I almost always prefer the original to the cover. However even though van Steeden's version of "Home" is great, in my opinion, the version by Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees is one of my favorite records of all time. This one came out in January, 1932, on the Hit of the Week label--the records were made of durium, a type of cardboard, and sold at news stands.
Home--Peter Van Steeden (1931)

Home--Rudee Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (1932)


48 posted on 06/23/2013 9:14:55 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Anohter superb nomination! You’ll get no opposition on that, I’m sure.


49 posted on 06/23/2013 9:15:05 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Humble Pie - I Don’t Need No Doctor

The Nice - America

Cactus - Parchman Farm

Lee Michaels - Murder in My Heart for the Judge


50 posted on 06/23/2013 9:15:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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