Greatest cover songs

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Post by creepy » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:21 am

rogue wave does a damn good cover of buddy holly's "everyday"...

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Post by Lep » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:12 am

An MP3 blog currently has some Dylan covers.
I like Isaac Hayes "Lay, Lady, Lay" and Nina Simone's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" best.

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Post by jonas » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:13 pm

That Gourds cover of Gin & Juice is a classic...I guess it's what you'd call a "ho-down".

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Post by MF » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:03 pm

I imagine several of these have been posted already...I pulled a page from Chris G's playbook and did a bit of an iPod dump...

She Don't Use Jelly, Ben Folds Five (Flaming Lips)
Ice Ice Baby, Ben Kweller (Vanilla Ice)
Wonderwall, Cat Power - from the John Peel Sessions (Oasis)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Cornershop, (The Beatles)
Shine, Dolly Parton, (Collective Soul - Way way better than the original)
Rivers of Babylon, Steve Earle, (Melodians)
Tecumseh Valley, Steve Earle (Townes Van Zandt)
Rex's Blues, Jay Farrar and Kelly Willis (Townes Van Zandt)
Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Flaming Lips, (Kylie Minogue)
Plastic Jesus, Flaming Lips, (I have no idea about the original, I know it as the song Paul Newman sings in Cool Hand Luke)
If I Needed You, Emmylou Harris (Townes Van Zandt)
Green Pastures, Emmylou Harris (Traditional/gospel?)
Family Affair, Iggy Pop (Sly and the Family Stone)
Such Great Heights, Iron & Wine (Postal Service)
Waitin' For A Superman, Iron & Wine (Flaming Lips)
Wild Mountain Berries, Kelly Hogan (Don’t know who wrote it, but Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty completely tear it up in what I presume is the original)
this corrosion, Lambchop (Sisters of Mercy)
Backstreet Girl, Lambchop (Rolling Stones)
Back In Black, Lost Dakotas (AC/DC)
Which Will, Lucinda Williams (Nick Drake)
Let's Dance, M. Ward (David Bowie)
Hikky Burr, Mix Master Mike (Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby)
Jump, Mary Lou Lord (Van Heflen)
Buckets Of Rain, Neko Case (Bobby Dylan)
Here Comes Your Man, Teenage Fanclub (Pixies)

I also have about 17 versions of Stardust on my iPod (in homage to A great day in harlem)...of which Billie Holliday's may be the best.

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Post by trainwreck2 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:10 am

ive got multiples of Wichita Lineman and Wreck of Old 97
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I also have about 17 versions of Stardust on my iPod (in homage to A great day in harlem)...of which Billie Holliday's may be the best.

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Post by MF » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:36 pm

trainwreck2 wrote:ive got multiples of Wichita Lineman and Wreck of Old 97
Might be a topic for another thread...in addition to Stardust I also have way too many versions of Louie Louie inspired by another post at this site.

For Christmas, I bought a buddy of mine the Dave Marsh bookand burned him a disc with all the versions of Louie Louie I could find...

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Post by Lep » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:26 am

My multiples are of "Caravan" (Juan Tizol not Van Morrison), though I only have about half a dozen.

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Post by Lurker01 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:34 am

I have about a dozen "Never on a Sunday"s

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Post by Jake » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:59 am

I used to collect "Both Sides Now." Had about 20 versions of vinyl. Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Hole... Made a mix with a whole 45 minute side of that song. That side was called CLOUDS LOVE LIFE.

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Post by Chris G » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:25 pm

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I have several versions of Hellbound Train, Downbound Train, Train Bound for Hell, etc.

Nobody knows who originally wrote it.

Chuck Berry claimed it as his own, and most artists list Berry as the writer when they cover the tune, but the first known recording was actually done by Wade Mainer almost 20 years before Berry's version. The Nomads have done an excellent cover, and Love and Rockets do their version on thier S/T album (like Berry, they claim the writing credit for themselves).

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