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Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:27 pm

I dont quite like the word "covers" but it fits when an artist other than the composer performs a song. As it used to be earlier when composers would compose and singers would sing.

Redemption Song (Bob Marley) - Cassandra Wilson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp-qDcQU6sQ
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Diane on Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:08 am

The only redemption I can offer is beneath this dirty hood...

From master coverer Joe Cocker, how about Van Morrison's Into the Mystic (live version best):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2kRHged6uY
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:32 am

The only redemption I can offer is beneath this dirty hood...


haha ...thats good!!
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:38 am

more covers...


Atlanta's Burning Down (Billy Ray Reynolds) - Waylon Jennings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGc1RP-P3Ns


Home of The Blues (Johnny Cash) - Norah Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXRvqSX6bfA


Deportee (Woody Guthrie) - Dolly Parton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec0A-bVqLlw
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Diane on Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:25 pm

Kush I like the various Waylon Jennings tracks you have posted on the forum, but my admiration for your musical taste always breaks down with the girly tones of Ms Parton.

No matter, here's the supreme cover of Knockin on Heaven's Door:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfa2fsrruS8

You mentioned star trek in another thread. Star trek's funniest cover (again):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Well Ms. Parton is a girl. And a pretty voluptuous one at that. Actually I think her voice is much more conventional than say Willie Nelson's that I can understand is much more of an acquired taste.
The only voice that I can think of off the top of my head that I just could not bear to hear is Tom Waits. I understand he is very good at what he does, I also know I will never hear his music....thats how it goes. Enjoyed both tracks Diane.
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:38 am

Ironically enough following on the links from your very fine Knock Knock Knockin on Heaven's Door link I came across another superb video of it by Ladysmith Black Mambazo with ...with .....wait for it.....DOLLY PARTON !! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zkr6kb8L58
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Diane on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:13 am

Cool! You do know how to play an ace. Her tones are offset v. nicely by LBM. It's a great song in all it's incarnations isn't it. It would be obvious of me to post Eric's version, so here's Roger Waters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZDJp_HZaY8
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:33 am

Two terrific covers by Ol' Waylon of songs by Tim Hardin and Paul Simon...

The Boxer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvO37tQlqQM&

The Carnival Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BNAWcckGzw

and this one is actually a quirky self penned song...

Outlaw Shit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiKqTM0hV0c
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Steven on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:17 am

Hi Kush,

Heard the Waylon links you posted and enjoyed them. Just borrowed a Waylon CD, "Right For The Time."
Like it. "The Boxer" and "Carnival Song" are on the CD. "Carnival Song" very much reminds me of the vocal
quality of Johnny Cash on his Rick Rubin produced "Unearthed" box set recordings. As much as it does that,
the vocal intonation reminds me of a particular song on the "Unearthed" Cash set. Can't remember
which. Will have to find the time to go through the Cash set to identify which song. :) If I didn't know
otherwise, would have thought that "Carnival Song" was possibly an outtake of the Rubin / Cash sessions.
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:07 pm

Hi Steven,

You are correct - The Boxer and Carnival song are from the Right for The Time album. I dont have the album itself but I have been downloading individual songs of his from different albums for my very own personal collection. Have about 35 songs so far including these two. I have only one Johnny Cash album now, back in the 80s and early 90s I used to hear Johnny Cash all the time - maybe too much for my own good - and at some point I simply Johnny Cashed myself out and now almost never hear his music although I do enjoy his recordings with the Highwaymen. But yes, I can see the Carnival song as sung by Waylon is Cashesque.
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Steven on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:04 pm

Hi Kush,

"Carnival Song" is my favorite from the CD. Have played the CD a number of times and will be Waylon'd out by
the time I return the CD next week. Waylon didn't write "Carnival Song," though he sings it as if he lived the
song. Rich metaphors in the song's lyrics; great songwriting.
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:33 pm

Que te vaya bien, Miss Carrusel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz6bB_ZXMFw&
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Steven on Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:21 am

Hi Kush,

Muy bien.

The cover brought me back to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rtNH9ZuTPA.
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Re: Interesting Covers

Postby Kush on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:45 pm

Steven - I think it works rather well in Spanish. The words flow well with the music.
Another one, this time life as a poker game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLksC9iseh4

this song is almost like one of those ancient Hindu or Greek mythologies or something....an assortment of gods and goddesses playing games with mere mortals :)
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