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Covers that are better than the original

 
 
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2012 08:32 pm
plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 08:25 pm
I hope I didn't present this here before although I have the sinking feeling that I did. Gorgeous voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdA4NlJiikM&feature=autoplay&list=PL749AFE60DEAD3B8C&playnext=1
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 10:36 am
I am not saying that Jennifer Warnes' version is better than Leonard Cohen's because it would be difficult to beat the Live in London performance (watch Sharon Robinson to see a living definition of energy), but she makes the words easier to catch.

Jennifer's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uy7Zb5C-XU

Leonard live:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA16lsLbwU0&feature=related
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2012 11:25 am
A cover of "Black Velvet" by Canadian band, Johnson Report:

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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2012 01:21 pm
Keith Richards and Norah Jones duet cover of Love Hurts:

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 08:00 am
I want to introduce you to amazing woman named Ruthie Foster. Here, she outdoes Adele in Adele's own song: LEt It Burn. I think Ruthie's version changes the meaning of the lyrics somewhat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuYa66ojHzM&feature=related
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 18 Sep, 2012 08:02 am
Here, Ruthie takes the June Carter/Johnny Cash standard and makes it into a ballad. You could use this as a wedding song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_40jhzjM_Q&feature=related
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 09:45 am
18 year old British singer, Chelsea Redfern performs Prince's Purple Rain.

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 29 Sep, 2012 08:18 pm
@plainoldme,
I Just discovered a version by Joe Cocker, which I love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je8GWGpEsRQ&feature=related
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 30 Sep, 2012 12:00 am
patti smith covers bob dylan

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 30 Sep, 2012 12:06 am
and then jimi



with a free patty hearst rant...
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 02:54 pm
The Gossip covers George Michael's Careless Whisper:

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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 08:31 pm
@raprap,
The Dude cannot abide the Eagles. Verily.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 10:33 pm
This is a BeeGees' song done by much better singers. I never liked the BeeGees. I saw them once on television and was hysterical with laughter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILA1HdwRnHo&feature=mr_meh&list=PL0FAC5371A7E0F928&playnext=0
plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 7 Nov, 2012 11:14 pm
Three ladies take on Tom Russell and do an amazing job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_VnXdWp2Q&feature=autoplay&list=LLKbM8HTjdy1RSS4jPgn9C_Q&playnext=1
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rockpatel
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 06:18 am
You post them here. Sometimes, the crude/odd re-imaging of a song sounds better to my ears than the original one.
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Emma Roids
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 01:44 pm
@Robert Gentel,
" I am the walrus " Oasis , miles better than the Beatles original
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Emma Roids
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 01:48 pm
@Rockhead,
Cant agree here........... no chance and not a patch on the Eagles
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 02:06 pm
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 05:41 pm
@plainoldme,
Quote:
I never liked the BeeGees.

I saw them on a PBS concert and was transfixed by their singing and song writing talent.
To each their own I guess.
 

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