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Uncovered - the original version

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 10:30 pm

Drift Away
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 06:29 am
The LP cover reads: “Bobby Scott plays his original music for A Taste Of Honey produced on Broadway by David Merrick.” The 1960 Broadway version (starring Angela Lansbury) of the 1958 British play was embellished by a musical score written by musician, songwriter, record producer Scott. He won a Grammy for composing the song “A Taste Of Honey,” also co-wrote “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 10:31 pm
Turn Turn Turn
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 03:07 pm

To all the girls I've loved before
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 07:46 pm
Ouch
Mona Lisa
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 03:57 pm
Tom Dooley
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2018 06:08 pm
Just heard Nicky Thomas's 1970 reggae take on 'Love of the common people' which has always been a Paul Young song (from No Parlez) in my musical timeline. I mean I knew it was a cover, that's all Young does/did but I never bothered to find the original.

And of course it wasn't Nicky Thomas that recorded it originally - it was The Four Preps!



Arrangement really does change a song's feel.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2018 06:46 pm
Dang. The Specials' "A Message To You Rudy" is a cover.

Dandy Livingstone wrote and recorded in 1967 as "Rudy, A Message To You". Great song though.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2018 08:33 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 11:48 am
I don't think we did War yet.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 8 Dec, 2018 02:10 pm
Send in Ye Clowns
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2019 02:36 am
I learnt something.

The original version of West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys was mixed by Florida's Bobby Orlanda, and was a minor hit in 1984. It was remixed by Stephen Hague and became huge in 1985 (that's the only version I knew).

Here's the original

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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 14 Feb, 2019 08:40 am
Original version of Try A Little Tenderness by Bing!

https://youtu.be/JmRiHVmPZB8
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jul, 2019 04:15 am
The Platters' Harbor Lights was originally recorded 23 years earlier by Frances Langford.

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jul, 2019 11:44 pm
I always assumed Only After Dark from Human League's Travelogue album was an original. Well, no Mick Ronson co-wrote it and recorded it on his debut 1974 album Slaughter on 10th Avenue. From glam rock to synth pop in 5 years. Not really that different - apart from the instrumentation.



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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 07:31 pm
Randy Hobbs's 'Slowly But Surely' just came up on random - recorded in 1954 - 50 years before the version I thought was a Holly Golightly original.

Cover:


Original:

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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 09:13 pm
Did we do this one?

The original version of 'Video Killed The Radio Star' by Bruce Woolley



Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn were in his backing band (as was Thomas Dolby at one stage).

Horns production and arranging skills soon manifested in the Art Of Noise and Frankie Goes To Hollywood (to name a couple).
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