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Covers that are better than the original

 
 
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2015 01:01 pm
@panzade,
I love Dave Alvin but it looks like I posted this one twice. O, well.

Speaking of making hash out of Dylan, here is Eddie Vedder doing Masters of WAr. Similar sort of vibrato but better pitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNxD6fkEgwI
panzade
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2015 01:06 pm
@plainoldme,
Can't deny Vedder nails it.
Reminds me how Buddy Miller nails With God On Our Side
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2015 04:46 pm
@panzade,
Buddy Miller has really come forward in the past few years.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2015 04:50 pm
@panzade,
Wow. Buddy Miller makes Dylan's song sound very traditional. Beautiful job.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2015 07:47 pm
@plainoldme,
The melody is from the Irish song Merry Month Of May.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 06:44 pm
@panzade,
I like this melody. She sings a bit too slowly, however. I remember Jo Stafford which is pretty good because I can't remember my keys at least one day a week.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 08:02 pm
I'm not saying this is better than the original but I'm really surprised by how much I like this version by Miley Cyrus.

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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 03:09 pm
A cute performance of Jessie J's Bang Bang by Chinese singer Jane Zhang.

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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2015 09:29 am
Doesn't quite fit here, but I had to put it somewhere concerned with music, and maybe it's an example of no way a cover song could beat out the inanity of the original:
ANOTHER REASON NEVER TO VISIT OHIO:
The Ohio House voted overwhelmingly to make "Hang On, Sloopy", Ohio's Official Rock Song. The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate.
I had a fair amount of extended family living in Ohio. thank the gods my direct ancestors moved to Michigan instead.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2015 09:56 am
@MontereyJack,
Fort Recovery Ohio's favorite son Rick Derringer was 17 when his group The McCoys hit #1 (50 years ago.)
Our band is still playing the song at parties.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 30 Mar, 2015 08:22 pm
Wouldn't have thought anyone could do Neil Young better than Neil Young but Nils Lofgren does with this cover. Great acoustic solo in there too.
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layman
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2015 03:22 am
Not sure I can say this version is better than the Smiley Lewis and/or Fats Domino renditions, but it's unique and better in it's own way, at least.

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layman
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2015 03:38 am
This motley crew does a series of covers. If not better than the original artists (such as Big Boy Cruddup and Big Maybelle), they're at least more famous.

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2015 08:11 pm
Today, on what would have been Pete Seeger's 96th birthday, I thought we might like to listen to a great cover of If I Had A HAmmer by Ruthie Foster. I hope Pete heard her sing his song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2GU9egz7A
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2015 02:56 pm
I have never heard this version before, but WOW!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2015 09:04 pm
Kind of hoping you'll listen to this without seeing what it is and try and guess it.

panzade
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jun, 2015 06:59 am
@hingehead,
I couldn't guess it but it was lovely.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 06:03 pm


Randy Bachman played this on his radio program tonight.

I can't stop listening to it.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 12:18 am
@ehBeth,
Clever stuff. Enjoyed it ehbeth.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 07:20 am


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