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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2021, 10:31:34 PM »
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2021, 10:41:10 PM »
Johnny Cash's version of Personal Jesus was pretty damn good.

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2021, 04:59:12 PM »
A trick question to some extent as there have been many great covers of well known songs. Somewhere I have, or had, an album of a studio band doing Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds that was pretty darn good.

Anyway, on another note, get it?  When the group that made it famous compliments the artist(s), well...

I stumbled onto this recently and thought WOW. Enjoy.
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2021, 05:51:08 PM »
My personal fave JJ Cale made a living by "underplaying " his own tunes. The "fast gun" players who heard them felt compelled to "improve" them . Ole JJ just sat home, loved on his lady, wrote more tunes, and cashed checks.  :grin:  I.E.

After Midnight and   Cocaine  by Clapton

Call me the Breeze and Same Old Story By Skynyrd

Magnolia   Poco   

Here are some of the people who covered just his first album:  https://www.jjcale.com/covers-naturally-1972

Tom Petty cover of Travelin Light     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UG6JMBTx2Q







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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2021, 07:10:06 PM »
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2021, 07:29:23 PM »
My personal fave JJ Cale made a living by "underplaying " his own tunes. The "fast gun" players who heard them felt compelled to "improve" them . Ole JJ just sat home, loved on his lady, wrote more tunes, and cashed checks.  :grin:  I.E.

After Midnight and   Cocaine  by Clapton

Call me the Breeze and Same Old Story By Skynyrd

Magnolia   Poco   

Here are some of the people who covered just his first album:  https://www.jjcale.com/covers-naturally-1972

Tom Petty cover of Travelin Light     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UG6JMBTx2Q

I got the chance to see JJ Cale three times in concert.  He was no slouch in the performance department.  He was an amazing guitarist, much admired for the lyricality of his playing. 

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2021, 08:27:44 PM »
A trick question to some extent as there have been many great covers of well known songs. Somewhere I have, or had, an album of a studio band doing Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds that was pretty darn good.

Anyway, on another note, get it?  When the group that made it famous compliments the artist(s), well...

I stumbled onto this recently and thought WOW. Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFxOaDeJmXk

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2021, 08:34:43 PM »
Spiderbait does a pretty cool cover of Ram Jam's "Black Betty".  Lots of cool covers out there!
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2021, 04:31:49 AM »
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2021, 08:10:51 AM »
Hallelujah by Axel Rudi Pell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMP81DVLLk

That is fantastic!

It reminded me of another cover of that same song, although it might be considered a cover of a cover. From a Leonard Cohen tribute concert, sung by K.D. Lang:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi8f-y1UHmo

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2021, 08:52:52 AM »
This is one of my all-time favorites, Molly Hatchet covering Allman Brothers and I think even surpassing the original.

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


This is a Stevie Ray Vaughn song from a cover band that does a very creditable job with a lot of different artists.  Not the musical choices you'd really expect from three 20-something Irish gals.  I found them from another post elsewhere on WG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptpvxL7uxuU

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2021, 09:07:46 AM »
I'm "different"  :wink:  But I like this version of a Etta James tune "I'd rather go blind" by Davina and the Vagabonds. She Really sings her heart out on this episode of The Bluegrass Underground TV show. If you've never seen the show, It's worth watching for someone that's more acoustically oriented like myself. It's filmed near Nashville in a cave.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2_3XHIUJg
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2021, 09:11:26 AM »
This is a Stevie Ray Vaughn song from a cover band that does a very creditable job with a lot of different artists.  Not the musical choices you'd really expect from three 20-something Irish gals.  I found them from another post elsewhere on WG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptpvxL7uxuU

Hell, yeah - that was awesome!
Nice mix, one could actually hear the (marvelous!) bass guitar.
Thanks for sharing!
There's the whole show, btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjhsJWJESA0

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2021, 09:58:46 AM »
This is one of my all-time favorites, Molly Hatchet covering Allman Brothers and I think even surpassing the original.

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


This is a Stevie Ray Vaughn song from a cover band that does a very creditable job with a lot of different artists.  Not the musical choices you'd really expect from three 20-something Irish gals.  I found them from another post elsewhere on WG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptpvxL7uxuU

 Wow! I've gotta say Dea Matrona is my new favorite cover band. I searched online and couldn't find them covering Rory Gallagher, which seems like a glaring omission, I'm sure they could pull it off.

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2021, 10:34:14 AM »
I thought Commander Cody wrote the song, but I just looked it up and it is quite a bit older.  I like (especially on road trips) Bill Kirchen's (live) version of 'Hot Rod Lincoln'.  It is a lot of fun.

But- "favorite" is going to depend on the day and the hour.  I have a lot of favorite everything.

I saw Bill Kirchen do that a couple times in the 90's.  Lotta fun.
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2021, 11:04:51 AM »
I saw Bill Kirchen do that a couple times in the 90's.  Lotta fun.

Bill has made some great albums of his own. He's a master of the Telecaster!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBHqpDX2fE < Hillbilly truck drivin' man  :boozing:
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2021, 11:18:57 AM »
Lots of good ones mentioned. The first three that came to mind are Hendrix's version of Watchtower, Skynyrd's cover of Call Me the Breeze (huge JJ Cale fan here. Envious of those of you that got to see him in concert) and Cache Valley Drifter's bluegrass cover of Cream's White Room. Its not new and I doubt many (any) of you have heard it, but its a peach  :smiley:

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2021, 11:31:08 AM »
Im not talking about "best" or Grammy winning- even if it is- but what's your favorite cover version of a song?  There's a lot of music-oriented folks here and it's great to know what different people like and why.

Stevie Ray Vaughn's cover of Voodo Chile on Austin City Limits is awesome and has been my favorite for a long time, but I think my favorite one is this cover of Tom Petty's "Southern Accent" by The Steel Woods- ]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7TNZyBPai5Q/]It's such a great and honest personal interpretation of a good song.

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That SRV cover is so great.  In terms of all time greats, "All Along the Watchtower" by Hendrix is obviously up there.

Lesser known would be everything Michael Hedges applied his extreme talent to. 

I'd love to see someone make a CD of nothing but covers of Gimme Shelter.

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2021, 11:52:36 AM »
"I'd love to see someone make a CD of nothing but covers of Gimme Shelter."

Puddle of Mud does a great version of Gimme Shelter


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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2021, 11:59:09 AM »
Wow! I've gotta say Dea Matrona is my new favorite cover band. I searched online and couldn't find them covering Rory Gallagher, which seems like a glaring omission, I'm sure they could pull it off.

This is my favorite of theirs (so far): https://youtu.be/mYPfmOhua3o
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2021, 12:26:34 PM »
My favorite live cover band(along with their own songs) is Los Lobos. I think we have seen them a dozen plus times and they will always sneak in a cover.  We saw them at The Republic in New Orleans and they did a cover of 20,000 Headmen that was just great.

Their version of Shoot Out the Lights by Richard Thompson:

https://youtu.be/kVqyCeSFRYw

They also have an album coming out on covers and a list of their tour:

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/los-lobos-covers-album-los-angeles-listen-1234966943/

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2021, 01:26:04 PM »
I am a massive Talking Heads fan, and I really enjoy this cover of Warning Sign by the LA band Local Natives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCTk7oPc2w



I'm also a huge Deadhead, and this crazy cover of Shakedown Street by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a GREAT interpretation

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2021, 01:53:28 PM »
My favorite live cover band(along with their own songs) is Los Lobos. I think we have seen them a dozen plus times and they will always sneak in a cover.  We saw them at The Republic in New Orleans and they did a cover of 20,000 Headmen that was just great.

Their version of Shoot Out the Lights by Richard Thompson:

https://youtu.be/kVqyCeSFRYw

They also have an album coming out on covers and a list of their tour:

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/los-lobos-covers-album-los-angeles-listen-1234966943/

fantastic band.   Seen them with TTB.  They just rocked and both bands played together on both sets.  They also have two styles of shows, one with more roots and Spanish songs, the other more Anglo.  They are touring with TTB again next year, delayed a year. 

I won't miss Los Lobos if they're within driving distance. 
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2021, 02:02:25 PM »
I am a massive Talking Heads fan, and I really enjoy this cover of Warning Sign by the LA band Local Natives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCTk7oPc2w


Well then we must mention Talking Heads cover of Take Me to the River  :thumb:
Annie Lennox's version is pretty good too. :wink:

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2021, 02:04:24 PM »
The entire Commitments movie and soundtrack is a treasure of great covers.

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2021, 02:59:45 PM »
Well then we must mention Talking Heads cover of Take Me to the River  :thumb:
Annie Lennox's version is pretty good too. :wink:

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 And that leads us to another Al Green cover
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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2021, 03:57:58 PM »
The entire Commitments movie and soundtrack is a treasure of great covers.

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Re: What's your favorite cover song?
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