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Favourite Cover Versions you prefer as much/more than the Original
James Taylor's live version (from James Taylor 'Live') of Handy Man. Fantastic track.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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Johnny Cash's "hurt"...a cover of a NiN(nine inch nails) song...
the original has no feel or soul to it...
John makes it his own, in fact its as though the song was written either by him or with him in mind!
not your usual JC track, but a haunting ballad that sums up his whole life, well worth a listen if you dont know it(and that includes you Jerome!)

[video=youtube;vt1Pwfnh5pc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc[/video]
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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im a big Ben E King fan but i think Lennon makes this one his own....

[video=youtube;O4_ghOG9JQM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_ghOG9JQM[/video]
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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IMO LOve the way you lie is one of the awesome in this section.What you say?
Checked on Concerttour about the rolling stones,not remembering the song's name. Smile
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CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:im a big Ben E King fan but i think Lennon makes this one his own....

[video=youtube;O4_ghOG9JQM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_ghOG9JQM[/video]

Not to go too deep but...considering the great masses of folks who abandoned him and the one who was always steadfast...that lends poignancy and That Edge to his version.
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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Not a big Mariah Carey fan but she rocks this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxSXKw_zHq8

World Party is a vehicle for Karl Wallinger...and that's a good thing, as his influences are excellent and his writing/playing are crafty in the best sense. Tackling a Dylan classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy5iuYqNRA >> Here's the Site: http://worldparty.net/ << Consider their newest (CD+DVD):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B...1430275012 << Included for the insightful comments. One said, "Sounds like the Beatles as if Dylan and Prince were in the band". Puts you right there, doesn't it?
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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May have said this before but there are covers and then there are total re-imaginings using the bare bones of the song. Bettye LaVette has had a career resurgence with that philosophy; Conrad Herwig has built a career-within-a-career with his Latin reworkings of bop/hard bop composer/players. Here's 4 such:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEOGwxJjYmM << "Blue Train"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPzpmfH6xdg <<" Footprints"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyJpDbaN6CU <>< "Blue Bossa"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDugk349kv8 << "So What"
A Jazz fan will enjoy these and and Latin friends will be intrigued....
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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Absolutely Brilliant! Thanks Jazzy! I love this stuff...can't go wrong with Joe Lovano,,such a red hot sax player and a great composer! Loved the So What version,,,at the 2:25 mark, the loud cymbal crash is retained like the original by Jimmy Cobb!
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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You expect the off-trail from me and you get it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1j0XW6RRCs but then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgl0346dmrM << Turn it up and rock yo' bad self.
SEMI-BONUS: Here's the original track with the bass stripped out and re-added; the original bass was 7-string--this guy does it with 4.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJsdaVrE6W0
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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Mike Zito's version of Prince's 'Little Red Corvette' - stunning - https://youtu.be/6sCEbFRQaIc
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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