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#2901798 - 01/13/18 08:22 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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I dunno d.....I tried WIKI, ALLMUSIC, IDBM and any other source I could think of and can't find any info on any 1984 by Hendrix. Was that JIMI Hendrix, or some OTHER guy named Hendrix? wink




Oooops, yes I meant "1983", his epochal future-dystopian track on the ELECTRIC LANDLADY alb grin ....here covered, in the spirit of the thread, w/violinist Nigel Kennedy playing most of the song's themes, including the aforementioned spookifying bs line & a whole series oof other arrangement alterations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teJJR-YTED4
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#2901804 - 01/13/18 08:42 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Here's one I heard for the 1st time just last night by an artist I'd, somehow, also never heard before.

Somewhat an acquired taste (she hits somewhere in the orbit of Billie Holiday & Macy Gray but w/a country blues flavor), KD had an apparent penchant for breaking up the usual cadential & melodic flow of songs.
Dig what she did to Marvin's song here.

ORIGINAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je-gNICGdbs


COVER
Besides her, uh, Appalachian jazz take on the vocal dig the consecutive gtr solos [1:50~2:20] twothumbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzK_ABS_mE
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#2901812 - 01/13/18 09:13 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Pretty cool...I do a little country version of You Really Got a Hold on Me by Smokey Robinson, but if you want to get back in the woods, these guys do a whole lot of Mowtown Bluegrass:



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#2901818 - 01/13/18 09:41 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Larryz]
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I hadda stop aft the Old McDougal barnyard choir stuff started @1:00 but Superstition was cool & the Supremes cover was plaintive.

I presume y'heard Hayseed Dixie...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9udowK_x5U


+ and even better, there's a great& genuine----that is not jokey---record by Bootsy Collins & some cat named Scott LastNameIForgot.... that features some really good collabs of country material, w/ Doc Watson

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#2901824 - 01/13/18 10:30 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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One of my all time fave covers. For me, a cover has to bring something different to the table for it to be worth doing. The solo slays me, for upending all expectations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar30KyQFnIc
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#2901859 - 01/13/18 02:11 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Scott, that intro scared me as much as when I was a kid & played Mom's copy of "Stranded In The Jungle" by the Cadets (see below) & later covered by the New Yawk Dolls (not posted for the reason yer abt to read).
I'll have to return to it another time.
Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
... a cover has to bring something different to the table for it to be worth doing.

I endorse that, as might be garnered from my selections so far.

Here's one you'll rarely hear.
The cat even attempts the gtr solo ! {1 min mark]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6JF6XCDCWc



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9PbMucPXU

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#2901870 - 01/13/18 03:53 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Those were all pretty good. And y'know, some "covers" I find I like BETTER than the originals. For example, I never had any use for this tune originally, but I LOVE this cover of it! roll



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#2902000 - 01/14/18 12:42 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Luna doing some Dire Straits on her gayageum:

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#2902005 - 01/14/18 01:39 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Yeah, DanA, Li\una's a monster.
She not only does those market-targeted covers [1] but she's a legit trad musician [2].
If one watches her techniques she's really just a fantastic player.
Dig....
[1]
She does lotsa covers but here's one of my faves...also relevant per gtrs rawk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjeI-Bns


[2]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDlAifilT6c


Some might wonder what a gtr's doing in the "trad" mix but that's what keeps music of any culture from becoming just a museum piece & alive/relevant.

Hello, 21st C !

Q for them pay'n' attention:
The gtr cat seems to be doing the Bootsy foot (i.e., stomping in time w/tambourine on foot ..but whence the tambo ? ! idk
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#2902024 - 01/14/18 03:08 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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#2902171 - 01/15/18 05:09 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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And SCOTT(I think) knows THIS one and probably LOVES it! wink

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#2902243 - 01/15/18 09:08 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
And SCOTT(I think) knows THIS one and probably LOVES it! wink


That's a really old version, pre 1992 when I started mixing them. After I took over the sound duties Purple Haze got a LOT louder, heavily overdriven, & drenched in feedback. Big fun.
Kronos also does a transcription of Hendrix's Woodstock 'Star Spangled Banner'.
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#2902371 - 01/15/18 06:09 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Jane's Addiction taking "Ripple" away from the Grateful Dead:



Social Distortion possessing "Ring Of Fire":



and U2's beautifully eerie take on a Cole Porter classic:

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#2902425 - 01/16/18 05:15 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I always thought this was kind of interesting.



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#2902693 - 01/16/18 11:04 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Blondie, famously covering The Paragons...

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#2902715 - 01/17/18 04:20 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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If you wish to get technical, THESE are really "covers". wink

This, originally from the movie "Orchestra Wives" ('42) c.Harry Warren/Mack Gordon


And THIS Warren/Dubin tune from the musical DAMES('34)



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#2903417 - 01/19/18 06:34 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Course of Empire covering Fear:


Living Colour covering Pere Ubu


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#2903468 - 01/20/18 04:06 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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YES covering Simon and Garfunkel---


David Bowie doing the same....


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#2903655 - 01/20/18 10:55 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Orkestra Obsolete’s version of “Blue Monday”:



Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/20/18 10:55 PM)
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#2903750 - 01/21/18 11:59 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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As I listen, DanA, that does satisfy the "interesting" criterion, at least visually, but more-so when I thought they were leading up to Fats Domino's early blues-rock hit.

Here's one that may not be so interesting in itself as unlikely.
Te'd not one of my faves but he gets some good licks in @ :40 ; :43 ; 1:14 ; & his iteration of the orig's honkytonk piano riff is spot on !.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiPNsRtgj2I
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#2903777 - 01/21/18 02:27 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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grin
Here's that same tune on "reds". wink


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#2903891 - 01/22/18 06:59 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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idk
I didn't know Randy Newman could play gtr that well.
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Back to what may be interesting rather than just, existent, here's a multi-pack of performances by John Scofield, covering "Julia", John Lennon's 1st solo recording.
Compare & contrast (as a jazzer, there are more diffs than most performers) !

The official release / 2K07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWLuBRObYbA


2007 / live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TlZMtPDmWU


2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-fMhN1djA


2K10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b3z1qUZUUg


2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqo3QJ2ZKe4
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#2903962 - 01/22/18 11:14 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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Postmodern Jukebox is going to be airing a show on my local PBS station this Wednesday night- check your local listings. For those who don’t know them...







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#2903989 - 01/22/18 12:12 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Ha!
Not exactly up my alley, but interesting approaches indeed.

In some other forum there's a discussion of differing "covers" (at the start) of the song "Cry Me A River". Two members in particular are arguing over whether it's wise for the one to make the claim that JULIE LONDON'S version is the "best" or not. The rest of us are just trying to get across that the "best" version of ANY song is an individual decision based mostly on which one they LIKE the best.

And your posts Danny, help enforce a beief that there's no real "rock'n'roll" tunes, "jazz" tunes or anything else, as it's been proven time and time again that successful and excellent covers of ANY tune can and have been done in MANY different genres. To whit( and bringing up "Cry Me A River")---


And this---
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#2904003 - 01/22/18 12:35 PM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Yep! All it takes is insight, imagination ant some trasnsposing skills to be able to recraft a good song.

When interviewed about this collaboration, Steven Tyler said that “Walk This Way” was a rap song waiting to happen.


And Dolly Parton thought this was the definitive version of her tune:


Similarly, Lou Reed said of Duran Duran’s cover that it was the closest rendition to what he had envisioned when he wrote it. Paraphrasing, he said they realized his song in a way he lacked the talent to do:


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/22/18 12:40 PM)
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#2904123 - 01/23/18 04:59 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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That sort of "old standard" rework has been done before, and much earlier than Cocker and "River" wink ---
from this---


To this:



And I kinda dig the "pre-Mosrite" photo of The Ventures.
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#2904165 - 01/23/18 08:10 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: whitefang]
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Taking a slightly different approach to this thread, here’s Jane’s Addiction’s version of “Sympathy for the Devil”- a cover I really hate. And I love JA.

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#2904170 - 01/23/18 08:26 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Personally, while I find some of the postings here to be interesting, mostly they're just, uh, there....
I also find it a bit disappointing that there's almost no discussion of why any version is worthy....

Of course, one might investigate that & make their own decision....but I wonder if anyone is actually doon so....
..just, y'know, etc... idk snax
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#2904346 - 01/24/18 12:08 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: d]
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“Worthy” isn’t a word I’d use in this context, These are ultimately matters of taste, and thus, subjective.
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#2904348 - 01/24/18 01:48 AM Re: Interesting "covrs" [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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And in other news, Seu Jorge’s rendition of “Space Oddity”
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