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Uncovered - the original version

 
 
wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 09:28 am
I found out recently that the original recording of "Don't Leave Me This Way" was done by Teddy Pendergrass singing with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Thelma Houston did her famous version more than a year later. Pendergrass does a great job with this song.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 10:34 am
I don't have anyone on ignore, but i have rarely seen any good reason to read Tico's posts.

Hinge has the best music threads--don't spoil it, Ticomaya.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 11:26 am
@Setanta,
Yes, he does. On the other hand, you rarely see a pissing match you don't want to start, so where this heads next is entirely up to you.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 02:06 pm
@Ticomaya,
OK guys, break it up. Let's have fun with Hinge's thread. Rolling Eyes
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 02:10 pm
Yes, music is to be preferred to the braying of any occasional jackass hoping to pick a fight.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 02:31 pm
"Twist and Shout" is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. It was originally titled "Shake It Up, Baby" and recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally released on their first album Please Please Me
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 02:33 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Yes, music is to be preferred to the braying of any occasional jackass hoping to pick a fight.

What'd I tell you. Setanta can't help being a dickhead, no matter the context -- he's just an ass, it's his nature.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 03:09 pm

Unchained Melody" was composed with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret originally as the theme for a rather obscure 1955 prison film entitled "Unchained", but it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song that year
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 03:58 pm
@panzade,
Thanks for the Connie Boswell/Victor Young original of Blue Moon Panz - I'd never thought about where it came from originally. If you haven't already listened to the Cowboy Junkies cover from The Trinity Sessions you should. Sublime hangover music....
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 03:59 pm
@sozobe,
Soz you young thing you - or were Slade another of those English groups that never made it in the states?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:02 pm
@panzade,
How cool - I new Berry wrote it but I'd never heard it.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:13 pm
Everyone knows Fatboy Slim's song 'Praise You' (complete with community dance troupe video) but how many know the Camille Yarborough original (this is in the grey area between cover and sample).

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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
"recorded by the Top Notes"

Really obscure edgar. You get mucho points there
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:36 pm
@panzade,
Until today, I thought the Isley Brothers had the original.
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:37 pm
@edgarblythe,
Me too! Top Notes Bio.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:42 pm
@hingehead,
Thanks for the bio. Strange they gave Bert Berns credit for co-writing. I never saw it on the label.
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 04:45 pm
anybody know who covered this for a big hit?

hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 05:07 pm
@panzade,
It's a Wilson Pickett track isn't it? The opening line 'Do you like good music' uses the same phrasing. Oh, it's Wilson's 'Sweet Soul Music'. I'll be buggered!
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 05:21 pm
@panzade,
Quote:
Strange they gave Bert Berns credit for co-writing. I never saw it on the label.


I'm never sure what to trust re writing credits. So often producers got a writing credit just for being there, or as part of the fee. Or the real writers were dropped off because they wrote under contract. But the Bert Berns official site credits him with Twist and Shout too.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2011 06:16 pm
I hate to give a starving dog a rubber bone, but here are two stories behind original versions that I can't track down audio of:

Because The Night covered by Patti Smith
Wikipedia wrote:
The original song was recorded by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his Darkness on the Edge of Town album. He was not satisfied with it; the Patti Smith Group was working on Easter in the studio next door, with engineer/producer Jimmy Iovine working on both albums. Iovine gave Smith a tape of the song, she recast it, and it was included on Easter, becoming the first single release from that album. Though it was never released on any of Springsteen's studio albums, in concert beginning with his Darkness Tour Springsteen would often perform the song with his own lyrics. The song was first performed live (with Patti Smith) at CBGB's in New York City on December 30, 1977. Until the 2010 release of Springsteen's box set The Promise, which included the original recording from the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions, the only commercially released recording of a Springsteen version of the song was in the 1986 box set Live/1975–85, where Smith was listed as co-writer.


Private Dance covered by Tina Turner
wikipedia wrote:
The song was originally going to be included on the Dire Straits album Love Over Gold. After the song was recorded, however, the vocals were not added. Mark Knopfler considered that they were not suitable for a male to sing, so the track was cut from the final mix.[citation needed] Legal restrictions prevented the original recording from being used, so two years after it was recorded, the track was remade by Dire Straits for Tina Turner. The original drummer Pick Withers had been replaced by Terry Williams. Also, Knopfler did not feature on the track and was replaced by Jeff Beck.

 

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