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Covers you like better than the original...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by elihu, May 4, 2012.

  1. soul-o

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    A few that spring to mind:

    Al Green's version of "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" may just be the best single ever released.

    Big Smokey Robinson fan, and it feels like sacrilege, but I actually prefer the Beatles' take on "You Really Got A Hold On Me"

    And for such a great songwriter, it's funny how most of Harry Nilsson's big hits were covers. His transformation of this understated Badfinger ballad truly astounding:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnb5JeK1hOo
     
  2. Turnercaster

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    Guns N' Roses' version of "Mama Kin" off Live Like A Suicide.
     
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    Bill Kirchen just killin' it on Dylan's "Tom Thumb's Blues".
     
  4. telefunken

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    I like this one better

    Even though the original is amazing
     
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    First off +1 on mama kin. This may sound crazy but, I really don't think anyone has covered zeppelin better than great white. I Do Not think it is better I just think they do a killer job at paying tribute to a great band.
     
  6. CarterK

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    Another one. Warren Zevon covering Steve Winwood.

     
  7. R. Stratenstein

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    Most anything The Commitments did.
     
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    Well, I agree with the original statement.

    Dylan may be one of the greatest lyricists in the folk/rock tradition, but his own renditions does little for me. (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan at the time of its release is an exeption).


    Here's a fantastic cover of a Rodney Crowell song though ..... I love its dynamics!

     
  10. eMGee

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  11. elihu

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    Totally agree!

    Heart does some great Zep covers too imo.

    Man, i miss that guy.

    Telefunkin-Maxwell has an amazing falsetto-thanks for posting.

    Joni does an Ann Ross song.

     
  12. fendrguitplayr

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    Brian Setzer's version of 'This Old House' vs Rosemany Clooney's version.
     
  13. Telemarkman

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    I think this version is superior to the original - but then I've never really liked The Doors ...

     
  14. EasyEB

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    This is the version that inspired the Faces. I like it better than theirs or Lennon's original.

     
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    Gosh - there's too many to count, but just a couple off the top o my head:
    1. Allison (Linda Ronstadt)
    2. Evangeline (Emilou Harris and the Band)
    3. Little Runaway (Bonnie Raitt)
    4. Almost every cover Bonnie Raitt ever did
    5. I feel your love slippin away (Susan Tedeschi)
    6. Mamma tried (Grateful Dead)
    7. The Race is On (Grateful Dead)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPzcZNgVfpA
     
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  18. elihu

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    EasyEB, the Donny Hathaway album has been mentioned a couple times in this thread-truly a great one. I first heard about it of all places in a SRV interview-him and the band were talking about what a killin' bassist Willie Weeks was. And then i found out Cornell Dupree was on it too-that's all it took.

    Chabby-that's a great Bonnie Raitt cut! Killer arrangement/band, etc. Listen, y'all...



    Wallis222-that EW&F cut is a good one...posted already though.
     
  19. thorton077

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    Another vote for Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower
    And I also really liked TDPRI's version of The Weight
     
  20. elihu

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    Didn't know there was a TDPRI version...post it.
     
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