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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Throbber, Mar 21, 2017.
Ray Charles covering another legend, Johnny Cash
Nouela covering Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence"
Lana Del Rey has done some really good covers. These are two of my favorites.
Blue Velvet (originally by Tony Bennett, or Bobby Vinton more famously)
Chelsea Hotel #2 (originally by Leonard Cohen)
Cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal
DuranDuran's Rio album was released 35 years ago yesterday.
This is Eagles of Death Metal covering "Save a Prayer". I like the Royal Tenenbaum's video someone put together to accompany this.
I never knew this was a cover of a song (B-side, no less) by The Clique out of Beaumont, Texas
Originally by the Temptations
Originally by Nirvana
Sometimes it's truly interesting when a girl covers a guy's song, or vice versa, with a few tweaks to the lyrics to turn the gender roles around.
There must be dozens, perhaps hundreds of Dylan songs that few people realize are Dylan songs because they were popularized by somebody else. And that's probably not surprising - as a singer, Dylan doesn't even make "honorable mention" on most people's list of great singers. But after you're familiar with the popular version of some Dylan song it's often interesting to hear it performed by Bob Dylan himself.
Dylan was always more of a songwriter than a singer. He was fortunate enough to be a poet and competent musician in an age of music where that would take you quite far. Nowadays, you see a WGWAG (pronounced: "Wig Wag," short for White Guy With Acoustic Guitar) and you roll your eyes because of dudes like John Mayer and all the rest that popped up all over the late 90's and early 00's with insipid pop songs dressed up as something else.
But, that's just my take on things.
This Santana song was originally recorded by Russ Ballard, who had a number of songs covered by 70's/80's artists like Kiss, America ("You Can Do Magic") and Rainbow ("Since You've Been Gone")
I love anything she does!
My current fave is Presley's "Cant Help Falling in Love"
UB40 did a great cover, but there are sooooo many!
Originally by Roberta Flack
The original On Broadway hit record, by The Drifters:
Excellent cover by George Benson, from his live album, Weekend In L.A.:
Junior Walker and the All Stars did a cover of the Guess Who's These Eyes
This was, and continues to be a great thread. Somebody wrote a book all about cover songs:
I'm absolutely loving this, I've saw Cypress Hill live but I have to say I think this is better.