Jump to content

Cover Versions You Knew Long Before the Original


Recommended Posts

I heard Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit on the radio yesterday. As a soul/jazz fan in my teens it was years before I got to hear this version, but knew and loved this early CTI recording by George Benson.

 

Edited by Mykesbass
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chelsea Morning; a Joni Mitchell song I first heard as performed by Fairport Convention (... and a very good job they did of it, too...).

 

 

 

Edited by Dad3353
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Girls Just Wanna have fun - original version by Robert Hazard Robert Hazard - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - YouTube 

Rivers of Bablyon - 10 minutes ago, I heard the version by the Melodians The Melodians - "Rivers Of Babylon" (Official Audio) - YouTube  

 

Great thread - an opportunity for basschatters to share obscure 78s that they have in their collection!     

Link to comment
Share on other sites

quite a few Bob Dylan songs, All along the Watchtower, If You Gotta Go Now, Mighty Quin, Mr Tambourine Man, probably be some more, Oh yes, the covers are always better than Bob's originals 😂

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 2
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, PaulWarning said:

quite a few Bob Dylan songs, All along the Watchtower, If You Gotta Go Now, Mighty Quin, Mr Tambourine Man, probably be some more, Oh yes, the covers are always better than Bob's originals 😂

Naughty step...😆

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, PaulWarning said:

quite a few Bob Dylan songs, All along the Watchtower, If You Gotta Go Now, Mighty Quin, Mr Tambourine Man, probably be some more, Oh yes, the covers are always better than Bob's originals 😂

Make You Feel My Love by Adele, too.  I had no idea! 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, 4000 said:

Nilsson - Without You

I didn't know that either, but then I get confused between Without You, Without Her, and Living Without You. The last is actually Randy Newman, but Nilsson covers it on "Nilsson singa Newman" I think Randy plays piano on it anyhow. Damn good it is, too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, cetera said:

 

Alone - Heart

Although this wasn’t the original either, this was the version I was familiar with, pre-Heart, as I enjoyed the series at the time. I even suggested recording a version of it to my then band, well before Heart, because I thought it could be a hit. Of course we never got round to it….🙄

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...