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Covers that are better than the original

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 08:10 am
@jespah,
fab!

they were in town last week so my FB feed has had a lot of PMJ happening
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2015 10:34 am
@ehBeth,
I came here because a FB post put me in a ukulele mood. George Harrison somewhat resembled the love of my life and I always love While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Here's Jake Shimabuko doing an amazingly sexy version on the uke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gaWuadgL3g
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Slugfoot
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 04:29 pm
I would say that any version of 'I put a spell on you' has to be better than the original by Screaming Jay Hawkins.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2015 08:40 am
This is an unusual post because there is one terrific cover in the this movie trailer -- a young group called No Speed Limit, fronted by a woman with a strong set of pipes and a terrific banjo player, performing that folk standard, "Darlin' Corey" -- but it advertises on the best documentaries I have ever seen, "Ain't No Mouse Music," about Arhoolie records featuring Mance Linscomb, Flaco Jimenez, Clifton Chenier and so much more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD-hOh0ZDhY&feature=share
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2015 09:17 pm
I love this version of Calvin Harris' "Such Sweet Nothing" - live too.

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2015 09:28 am
I've heard Jimi Hendrix' Little Wing covered by female bands. This is from California band, Blame Sally. I will post another later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7jUlcXZkmY
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 11 Sep, 2015 12:20 am
Best version of this song I know.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 11 Sep, 2015 04:21 am
I wouldn't say it's better, but they did it justice.
http://singers.littlethings.com/robert-plant-cries-stairway-to-heaven/?utm_source=sungazing&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=tt
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 10:25 pm
The fantastic Tim Eriksen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiPu8cr5syE
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layman
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 11:07 pm
Can't ever outdo the man himself, Robert Johnson. But his old travellin partner, Johnny Shines, does a pretty good variation of "Walkin Blues," here, eh?


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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jan, 2016 04:15 am
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layman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jan, 2016 05:06 am
I think I like this Thorogood cover of Chuck Berry's tune even better than the original. Mainly because he chucked it up even more than Chuck his own damn self. He manages to squeeze in almost all of Chuck's best licks, ya know?

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layman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jan, 2016 05:13 am
Speakin a Chuck, can't resist postin a vid by the great MC5, eh?

yitwail
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2016 06:04 pm
@layman,
Don't have time right now to go through entire topic, but if it hasn't been already mentioned here, "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" by Santana is a true classic. "Evil Ways" and "Oye Como Va" weren't too shabby, either.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2016 09:14 pm
@Robert Gentel,
The Jackson 5 covering Stevie Wonder's (My Cherie Amour)

Diana Ross covering duet of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)
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Real Music
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2016 09:20 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Earth Wind & Fire covering Pete Seeger's (Where Have The Flowers Gone)
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2016 10:33 pm
@Slugfoot,
I would say that too, if I were a crack smoker.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2016 11:19 am
That's my boy!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2016 11:32 am
@panzade,

William Fitzsimmons - Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan cover)
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2016 01:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
tasty
 

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