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Best Cover Songs

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by stlguy197239, May 14, 2020.

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  1. mescalita

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    Glen Campbell covering John Hartford:

     
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    Stevie Ray covering Hendrix:

     
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    John Lennon covering Ben E. King

     
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    This was MY band, growing up

     
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    Growing up I was a big fan of the Pet Shop Boys and I loved their remake of Always on my Mind, this live version adds a little Vegas to it as it features The Killers.

     
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    rooster42000 Brady, The Goat of all Goats. repeat LVI- #8

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    I like their cover of the Ronettes "Be My Baby".
     
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    I think this is better then the original.
     
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    I just happened to hear the worst all time (and my personal favorite) cover today. William Shatner covering Lucy in the Sky.

     
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    I would agree. The original was classic Motown, but Osborne's cover had added depth. It didn't hurt that her backing band was comprised of most of the Funk Brothers that played on the original. Listen to the intro to both for the evidence.
     
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    Joe Cocker. The Boxtops song "The Letter"
     
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    I'll have to find the time to go through all of these.

    My contribution - Act Naturally by The Beatles, covering Buck Owens.



    Ed Sullivan Show, 1965.
     
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    Oh really? I can see it, though. (Or rather hear it.) :)

    Actually, I prefer Alex Chilton's original better.
     
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    I guess you could call this a cover song. I mean, it's really a traditional folk song, and everyone has done it. But I think the Animals took it to its' current level.

     
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    I love Triumph more now than I did as a kid listening to them like you. Very underrated. Second live concert I ever saw
     
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    I thought no one knows who wrote it but, not a traditional folk song.
     
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    Baby Please Don't Go by Van Morrison and Them.
     
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    One of my fav's, Social Distortion covering Johnny Cash.

     
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    This was part of the doc "Standing in the shadows of Motown." They supplied the music for a large number of Motown hits until the early 70s and largely unheralded. LA had the Wrecking Crew, Memphis had Booker T and the MGs and Motown had the Funk Brothers. They had a destinctive sound.
     
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