Songs That Have Been Recorded By Many Artists...

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  1. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    ...and that you’ve never heard a bad version of.

    The 2 that first came to my mind and were the impetus for me posing the question were:

    Little Girl Blue

    How Long Has This Been Going On
     
  2. Plutonio

    Plutonio Juju

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    Summertime
     
  3. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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  4. Lonecat

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    Harlem Nocturne...with a qualifier. Lyrics were added at some point, and I hate those versions, but the instrumental version, as written and intended by Earl Hagen and Dick Rogers, has been done many times and I love every version I've heard.
     
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  5. OK... I'm gonna climb out on a limb here and make a wild guess. "Yesterday"?
     
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  6. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    I think my favorite version is that by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.
     
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  7. savemenow

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    White Christmas by Irving Berlin

    Bing Crosby's single is the most popular and best selling single of all time.
     
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  8. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    You've never heard a version you didn't like? You ought to come to my joint on Christmas Day.
     
  9. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    The Hank Williams catalog ....
    Your cheating heart
    Lovesick blues
    I saw the light
    Hey good lookin'
    Move it on over
    Jambalaya
    You win again
    Kaw-liga

    to name a few
     
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  10. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    There have been a few stinkers as I recall.
     
  11. dalem5467

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    Today I Started Loving You Again written by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens.

    At last count recorded by 100+ artists.
     
  12. CliffL

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    "Me About You" by songwriters Bonner and Gordon...I've heard versions by the Mojo Men, Jackie DeShannon, The Turtles...I haven't decided which I like best. Actually like them all. Here's the version by Orpheus, very slow compared to the others.

     
  13. heathen

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    I don't know that I've heard a bad version of Pancho and Lefty. I don't claim to have heard them all, though.
     
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  14. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    My apologies; it should have been mentioned in the Thread Title instead of the body of my post... the point of the thread, the question posed is primarily about songs that are so strong YOU'VE NEVER HEARD A BAD VERSION OF. If it was simply a Songs That Have Often Been Recorded thread that would be pretty weak; not worthy of my time or yours. That would be 1 step beyond the pointless, to my mind threads asking; "Best" or "Greatest".
     
  15. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    Pancho and Lefty is a brilliantly crafted TVZ song. I also; have never heard a bad version of it, of those I've heard, although of those that I have heard, I'd have to say none better that of Townes'... any of his versions.
     
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  16. heathen

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    Totally agree. And IMO all his stuff is best when it's just him and his guitar. Now I'm going to have to listen to Live at the Old Quarter for the 1,000th time (not complaining).
     
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  17. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Going Down, but I’m sure they exist.
     
  18. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

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    My work is done here.
     
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  19. LouieG

    LouieG Forum Resident

    Cry Me A River
    To Love Somebody
    Yesterday
     
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  20. savemenow

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    Let's see the links for all these "bad" versions of White Christmas. Just because YOU say the version is bad, don't make it so. No, I don't remember any bad versions of White Christmas, but I'm up for a good laugh if you got links! Then again, I don't go looking for bad versions of songs either.
     
  21. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    all along the freakin' watchtower, already.

    don't get me wrong, I've never heard a bad version of that tune.
     
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  22. Oh I should retract my statement. I saw the thread title
    Songs That Have Been Recorded By Many Artists...
    but I overlooked this addendum in the first post "...and that you’ve never heard a bad version of."
    Sorry... my bad. They are all stinkers. (after hearing the song about a bazillion times)
     
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  23. The Lone Cadaver

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    The Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley and Eddie Cochran catalogs. I'm sure someone will point out bad versions that I've missed but I don't remember any.
     
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  24. VintageVibe

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    "Hey Joe"

    Love, Standells, The Leaves, The Marmalade, Johnny Rivers, Deep Purple, Roy Buchanan, The SoulBenders, Jimi...
     
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  25. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    "House Of the Rising Sun"
     
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