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Favourite Cover Versions you prefer as much/more than the Original
pyoung30 Wrote:My vote would go to Richie Haven's version of Here Comes the Sun.... maybe as good (or close) to the original, IMO.

A radical position perhaps but--I think it was written in the hope he'd interpret it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOotCVMFncE
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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dgas1992 Wrote:Cat Power- Sea Of Love
This song is the reason I bought an autoharp!!
As hip as she is (and she is), I just don't see honest comparos with the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjE9CoH9avs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroRtEUmZcU
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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carbon_psycho Wrote:I loved the live cover of I Feel Love (Donna Summer) by RHCP.. check it out on youtube.
I wish they had made a recording of it..

Pretty good though only 1-1/2 minutes of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gv3bT0ND8o Here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2q2bis6eLE << Bronski Beat/Marc Almond and Depeche mode made smart versions also
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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gryphon Wrote:I love this version .................The original by The Paragons is a good Rocksteady track but, Debbie and her chums added a drive and modern feel that took an uncut diamond and made it a gem.Cool

What he's talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppYgrdJ0pWk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQXqkiKXiHc
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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zen glen Wrote:Earth, Wind & Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc6XZ7u32To
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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Music Head Wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned (possibly even by me) and I'm not going to go back and look.

You Keep Me Hangin On by Vanilla Fudge kicks butt over the Supremes version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdLRoOYk50o
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:i have to agree with you there Jerome

...But then he needed a lot more help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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evilB Wrote:Etta James - Take It To The Limit (The Eagles)
Tom Jones - Unbelievable (EMF)

Both versions convince me that the artists "own" their performance of the songs.

She covered it early and always did it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r0QteIu_uA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ioT2WUbf_g << with the original band
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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bjgeiger Wrote:Thanks MH! Have you heard Florence and The Machine's version of Not Fade Away? When I first heard it I thought "Now that is how it should sound!".

Indeed. What a powerful voice she has, and what realized imagination exhibited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDINITdS7iQ
The big list will be got to later...
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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mtthwibrahim Wrote:William Shatner's "Common People"

I'm serious, he gives life too it in ways Jarvis Cocker couldn't

A Ben Folds project and in its own quirky way, works very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainyK6fXku0 Here's what he does with another song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5hae6PlPYA
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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