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December 1, 2020 9:31 pm  #1


suggestions

as geo mentioned, i do a 2 hour oldies "thing" on Wed's at noon (on blasttheradio.com) reliving my days on pelmorex's good time oldies, and since we've been commenting on songs that have been re-recorded i thought i'd go a step further (but shying away from being re-recorded by the same artist). tomorrow, i'm going to feature songs recorded by 2 different artist (the original and a "popular" cover).  for a few, i've gone a bit beyond top 40 (but the songs are still recognizable)... and yes, pat boone has been included... (shrug). btw, "no good to cry" has been included (i know i'm not the only one here who enjoys the original).
note: the show will be recorded late tonight (mon.). 
things are pretty packed but i have room for a couple more. any suggestions??? (the songs must have been released in the 50's, 60's, or early 70's... 1973 cut-off).

 

December 1, 2020 9:35 pm  #2


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The End of the World - Hermans Hermits and Skeeta Davis.

 

December 1, 2020 9:41 pm  #3


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Suspicious Minds- (We're caught in a trap) by Elvis and by Fine Young Cannibals...


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December 1, 2020 9:48 pm  #4


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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

Suspicious Minds- (We're caught in a trap) by Elvis and by Fine Young Cannibals...

fyc don't fit the timeline... but i like their version.

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December 1, 2020 9:49 pm  #5


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Ian wrote:

The End of the World - Hermans Hermits and Skeeta Davis.

i forgot about that one!

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December 1, 2020 10:10 pm  #6


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Misty by Johnny Mathis and Misty by Ray Stevens. They're the same song, but they couldn't be more different.

 

December 1, 2020 10:46 pm  #7


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So Original Hank, both songs need to be before 1973?  How about Neil Young- Down By The River (1969) and the Joey Gregorash version (1971)?  

 

December 1, 2020 11:02 pm  #8


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Over and Over - Bobby Day and DC5
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke and Hermans Hemits
Sugar and Spice - Searchers and Cryan Shames
Just Like Romeo and Juliet - The Reflections and Michael and The Messengers
House of The Rising Sun - Animals and Frijid Pink
You Keep Me Hanging on - Supremes and Vanilla Fudge
Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo and Camper Van Beethovan ( I know the cover is out of time)
Out of Time - The Stones and Chris Farlowe
 

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December 1, 2020 11:08 pm  #9


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thanks for the suggestions (i'm using a few)... as i'm about to start recording.
feel free to continue... the theme could go beyond wed's show!

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December 2, 2020 7:41 am  #10


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Fever- Peggy Lee/The McCoys, Locomotion-Little Eva/Grand Funk Railroad

 

December 2, 2020 8:39 am  #11


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Someone mentioned Pat Boone.I've had a good bit of fun with this one, Ask a fan of Heavy Metal if they would like to hear Holy Diver, then play the Pat Boone version.Or ask a Pat Boone fan if they would like to hear some Pat Boone, then show then show then the CD and wait for their reaction.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fChDn66naeU&list=PL1VqjvzeqcHkZzybfDb8FNTC6iitVgQJv&index=2

 

December 2, 2020 8:54 am  #12


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the original hank wrote:

    i'm going to feature songs recorded by 2 different artist (the original and a "popular" cover)   

You can never go wrong with "(Now and Then There's) A Fool such as I", namely the 1953 original by Hank Snow and the 1959 cover by an up-and-comer by the name of E. A. Presley
 

 

December 2, 2020 8:58 am  #13


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'Walk On By', by Dionne Warwick and The Stranglers.  'My Way' by Frank Sinatra and Sid Vicious.

Last edited by Charlie (December 2, 2020 8:59 am)

 

December 2, 2020 9:05 am  #14


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Sticking mostly with tracks that made the Canadian or US charts

Chains - The Cookies and Beatles
Anna - Arthur Alexander and Beatles
Birthday - Beatles and Underground Sunshine
Got to Get You Into My Life - Beatles and Stitch in Tyme
Dirty Work - Steely Dan and Songbird
The Letter - Box Tops, Joe Cocker and Cross Country
Dedicated to The One I Love - The Shirelles and Mamas and Papas
Fire - Jimi Hendrix and Five By Five
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell and Neighborhood
Woodstock - Joni, CSNY and Matthews Southern Comfort


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December 2, 2020 9:35 am  #15


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Fitz wrote:

Sticking mostly with tracks that made the Canadian or US charts

Chains - The Cookies and Beatles
Anna - Arthur Alexander and Beatles
Birthday - Beatles and Underground Sunshine
Got to Get You Into My Life - Beatles and Stitch in Tyme
Dirty Work - Steely Dan and Songbird
The Letter - Box Tops, Joe Cocker and Cross Country
Dedicated to The One I Love - The Shirelles and Mamas and Papas
Fire - Jimi Hendrix and Five By Five
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell and Neighborhood
Woodstock - Joni, CSNY and Matthews Southern Comfort

Don't forget the Arbours version of The Letter.

 

December 2, 2020 9:46 am  #16


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Actually I meant the Arbours. Cross Country ( who were really the Tokens) did a charting cover of In the Midnight Hour.

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December 2, 2020 10:08 am  #17


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I checked out the site but was unsuccessful in finding any listing for your show. Under what name is it listed?

 

December 2, 2020 10:28 am  #18


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The Night Chicago Died 
Paper Lace & The Heywoods 

 

December 2, 2020 12:11 pm  #19


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DeepTracks wrote:

I checked out the site but was unsuccessful in finding any listing for your show. Under what name is it listed?

"rusty's good time oldies" there was an error in the listing (it was a recent oversight) but they did list my sunday country outlaw & alternatives show. the oldies show airs today at noon ( www.blasttheradio.com )... geo has been  known to listen.lol  btw, over 2 hours i aired 13 (x2) same songs different artists (that's all i could fit)!  
 

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December 2, 2020 12:49 pm  #20


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RadioActive wrote:

Misty by Johnny Mathis and Misty by Ray Stevens. They're the same song, but they couldn't be more different.

While these are both terrific takes of the song, two other versions of note, never to be forgotten:
Erroll Garner (the pianist who wrote the song) -- from Contrasts in 1954
Sarah Vaughan w. Quincy Jones & Orch -- from Vaughan and Violins in 1959

Garner later re-recorded another superb version of Misty on his Columbia album Other Voices, with Mitch Miller
and Orchestra.
 

 

December 2, 2020 1:12 pm  #21


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Do duets with the original recording artist count?

I've Got You under my Skin - Frank Sinatra and Bono Duet
A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams Duet

 

December 2, 2020 1:27 pm  #22


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we're getting a few listeners from the big yellow board. you can chat on blast the radio twitter site,.... ummm, make that "twitch" site.

Last edited by the original hank (December 2, 2020 1:29 pm)

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December 2, 2020 2:20 pm  #23


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I lasted until Pat Boone/Tutti Frutti.    Not bad

 

December 2, 2020 2:27 pm  #24


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geo wrote:

I lasted until Pat Boone/Tutti Frutti.    Not bad

i couldn't help myself... sucker for punishment (although i dedicated the wonder bread commercial to him).

 

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December 2, 2020 5:27 pm  #25


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here's a close but no cigar: stevie wonder -  "uptight (everything's alright)"  and  bill cosby - "little ole man (uptight, everything's alright)".

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December 2, 2020 5:59 pm  #26


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How about the Lion Sleeps Tonight, the Nylons and the Tokens?

Or... Calling Occupants the Carpenters and then Klatuu... (you got cancon in that too)!!! 


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December 2, 2020 6:29 pm  #27


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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

How about the Lion Sleeps Tonight, the Nylons and the Tokens?

I think Robert John had a hit with it in 1971 as well. It went to #3 in the U.S. 

 

December 3, 2020 9:44 pm  #28


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One Tin Soldier by (take your choice) Coven or The Original Caste

 

December 3, 2020 9:59 pm  #29


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Concrete & Clay - Eddie Rambeau (boo!) & Unit 4 + 2 (yay!) 

 

December 4, 2020 2:44 am  #30


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here's one i forgot about; i'm losing you by the temptations / rod stewart or rare earth.

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