Covers you like as much as the original

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  1. Ragin Cajun

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    Actually, I like anything Linda Ronstadt covered better than the original.
     
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    David Allen Coe had the original Tennessee Whiskey recording, George Jones, and a host of others covered it, but Chris Stapleton made it his own.



     
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    So, I could probably really deliberate on this, and come up with a btter answer.

    but the first one that just popped into my head was Velvet Revolver covering Angie by the Stones



    this video blew me away in my teens. I know slash is a divisive player, but his playing here is really really good.

    as a kid I didn't care about technical prowess, I didnt even know what pentatonic meant. I just remember seeing this as a green player and saying "that's how I want to play"
     
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    This version totally kills...
     
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    These guys do great covers!



     
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    Another F's & F's...



    and Broken Peach

     
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    Late period Nina Simone killing it:

     
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    Excellent song IMO!


    Excellent cover IMO!


    re: Nina Simone (post #109) i did NOT see that coming! omg
     
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    A old buddy of mine (Christian Punk band “Children 18:3”) and his little sister. First time I ever heard this song. The original never cut it for me. Maybe because I kinda liked her back when lol.

    but Mr. Joe Perry does a nice cover too
     
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    All Dylan covers by the Grateful Dead.
     
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    THIS version of Sara Barellies’ cover of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Sends shivers down my spine each and every time I watch/listen:



    As does James Taylor’s (and perhaps more importantly, John Williams’) interpretation of Here Comes the Sun, featuring another one of my favorites, Chris Thile:

     
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    John Kay did a version of Hank Snow song I'm movin on.
     
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    This version inspired my band to cover the song.
     
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    I Put A Spell On You:





     
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    The original 1964 version by Dusty Springfield of I Only Want to Be With You is excellent:



    The 1979 cover by the Tourists with a lead singer named Annie Lennox brought a different vibe, but is equally excellent:

     
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    AS MUCH AS...not more than:











    ...and nearly any number of early Stones covers.

    The Rolling Stones were the greatest covers band of all time, IMO.
     
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