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May 2, 2020 6:13 pm  #1


Under The Covers Weekend

Very much enjoyed reading and participating in the very popular 70's Weekend topic, so I thought I would propose this.  Popular topic among my buddies, so here goes.   As we hunker down at home staying safe and perhaps even hiding under the covers, name your three favourite cover songs.    I will start if you don't mind.   My first is a little obscure but please check out the live version on You Tube.   AMAZING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74qWOdNYjLc


1.   Gimme Shelter, Ashley Cleveland
2.   Heroes, The Wallflowers
3.   Quinn The Eskimo, Manfred Mann

Looking forward to your selections.

 

May 2, 2020 7:17 pm  #2


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Soft AC version ... 3 in a row Under the Covers!
Rhythm of the Rain - Dan Fogelberg
Dream of a Child - Burton Cummings
Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort

 

May 2, 2020 7:47 pm  #3


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Cover versions are always open for debate, but here are a few that come to mind for me...

Respect- Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding original)
Lover's in a Dangerous Time- Bare Naked Ladies (Bruce Cockburn)
A Little Help From My Friends- Joe Cocker (The Beatles)
Dirty Work- Songbird (Steely Dan) 

 

May 2, 2020 8:14 pm  #4


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Gary Numan did the original. I happen to LOVE this 2018 cover by Poppy. 
It's her version of Metal







 

Last edited by Radiowiz (May 2, 2020 8:18 pm)

 

May 3, 2020 8:29 am  #5


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Good Times Bad Times - Godsmack



Mississippi Queen - Eddie M (a Canadian Group)_ [with a made-for-Canada Pontiac Beaumont present in the video]



Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Stevie Ray Vaughn (Live @ The El Mocambo)




 

Last edited by DeepTracks (May 3, 2020 8:46 am)

 

May 3, 2020 10:44 am  #6


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Some Bob Dylan Covers:

Paisley Underground band Rainy Day with Susana Hoffs of the Bangles taking the lead:




Brit Folk Rockers Fairport Convention from their album Unhalfbricking:





Peter Paul and Mary:









 

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May 3, 2020 11:41 am  #7


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Double dipping here (used a song from the other thread 70's favourites)

Everyone's a Winner- Bootsauce (cover of Hot Chocolate)
Tin Soldier- Streetheart (Small Faces)
The Letter- Joe Cocker or Arbors (Box Tops had the original, but in fact I like all three versions about equally, love the way they are all so different)

 

May 3, 2020 4:12 pm  #8


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May 3, 2020 7:44 pm  #9


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Does it count if someone covers their own song?

Freddy Fender's 1975 #1 "Wasted days and Wasted nights" was actually a cover of of a song he himself recorded back in 1959




But my personal favourite is a 2000 acapella cover of Syvia's Mother recorded by the vocalist on the original hit, Dennis Locorriere. 





Then there are songs like Little Darlin' and Popcorn whose covers were bigger hits than the originals.

 

Last edited by Peter the K (May 3, 2020 7:48 pm)

 

May 3, 2020 8:51 pm  #10


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I just love the Beach Boys cover of "California Dreamin'":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls9_HPTs06I


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
 

May 3, 2020 9:12 pm  #11


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I have never heard this one until I stumbled across it a few minutes ago while going down the rabbit hole of YouTube.  Somehow, it actually works.


 

Last edited by Peter the K (May 3, 2020 9:13 pm)

 

May 3, 2020 10:48 pm  #12


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Peter the K wrote:

Does it count if someone covers their own song?

If we're going that direction, let's not forget Tiffany.
She already covered Tommy James "I think we're alone now" 
back in 1987.
Years later, here she is again (2019) 





 

 

May 4, 2020 10:12 am  #13


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Peter the K wrote:

Does it count if someone covers their own song?

It rarely happens, but perhaps the most famous instance of someone covering their own song may be Neil Sedaka, who hit #1 on Billboard with the original "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" in 1962 and sent a much slower version right back up the charts to #8 in 1975.

Pretty amazing feat to score with it twice in such different forms.




  

 

May 4, 2020 10:35 am  #14


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Yeah - I know it's Monday. But it's been just one long weekend for awhile now.

Wooden Ships - Jefferson Airplane



She Has Funny Cars - Allman Brothers



Dreams (I'll Never See) - Molly Hatchet