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PostPosted: 04/24/17 8:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nice.

Hendrix is underappreciated as a songwriter, generally speaking.



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PostPosted: 04/24/17 8:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here's my favorite cover of Have Love, Will Travel, written by Richard Berry of Louie, Louie fame.

The Sonics....quintessential garage rock, late 1964:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20S_kwNb4rg



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 3:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Queen of covers..Haley Reinhart

Can't Help Falling In Love (The Gum commercial from last year)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npwHNcGqueE


Creep (Postmodern Jukebox cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lF2qEA2cw



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PostPosted: 04/29/17 5:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Another one most people don't realize is a cover

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3ZP6frAMc

The original from 1968

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL2TYoBYsnY



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PostPosted: 12/09/17 10:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Best new cover I heard this year was Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer doing Dylan's "Not Dark Yet"

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PostPosted: 02/02/19 6:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I thought this song was unsalvageable, but John Prine somehow makes it work


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PostPosted: 03/02/19 10:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=212&v=KaCXtBUgLgg



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PostPosted: 03/21/19 9:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

With the recent passing of Dick Dale, it's worth noting that his best known song, Misirlou, is a cover

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The earliest recording is from 1927, from a Greek artist named Theodotos

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PostPosted: 03/21/19 1:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Knew he didn’t write it but thanks for coming up with that one, pilight. That’s amazing.



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PostPosted: 05/01/19 11:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Beyoncé's Homecoming is a fascinating record. Especially notable is a cover of "Before I Let Go", one the best and best known songs by Maze and Frankie Beverly. The original wasn't a huge hit on initial release, but it has lasted better than a lot of the songs that were bigger at the time (when was the last time you heard Roger Troutman's version of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"?)

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PostPosted: 05/31/19 5:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 06/01/19 6:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Found Harry Nilsson's Everybody's Talkin' posted by pilight on page 6 of this thread. My favorite all-time song. Playing (guitar or ukulele) AND singing this one aint easy -- something about that timing with the chord changes.


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