Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Standoffish, Jun 30, 2018.
Nils Lofgren did it on his self-titled solo debut.
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” was covered by Eric Clapton in a reggae-fied live version found on a live compilation and then of course Guns N Roses did a pretty iconic version. I’m sure there are other significant versions.
You can add Otis Redding's version to the list !
"Take Me To the River"-Al Green, Syl Johnson, Talking Heads
"Make It Easy On Yourself"-Walker Brothers, Jerry Butler, Dionne Warwick
"My Way" - Frank Sinatra
The First Cut is the Deepest, written and recorded by Cat Stevens
notable hit covers by
"Johnny Be Goode" .
Johnny Winter (live)
The Pirates (live)
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Johnny Winter (live)
originally by the Crickets post-Buddy Holly. the first thing that came to my mind was the covers by the Bobby Fuller Four and the Clash. Springsteen did this live too, as did Tom Petty. etc...
Me and My Uncle has a lot of great versions.
'Who Do You Love' (Bo Diddley)
Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Tom Landa and the Paperboys also have a great cover version of this song.
Muskrat Love.(America and Captain and Tenille) In fact, that is the song I'd play to any aliens who ventured to earth. I think it would really help them to understand humanity. And the Captains chirping synthesizer solo would demonstrate that, yeah, we're more technologically advanced than they thought.
I would have thought this would be the first one on the list.
Train Kept A Rollin'
Corinna Corinna, done by many, my favorite though is Pete Townshend's version
Ray Peterson - Corinna, Corinna (1960)
I really like the cover of Eleanor Rigby by Big Country.
And Unknown Hinson!
‘Ode To Billie Joe’
Loads of people have covered the song but I particularly love this one by Nancy Wilson. A Jumping and pumping jazzy take on the original.
Wow, that is an absolute killer version of Bobbie Gentry's iconic version. I thought nobody should ever even try to touch her version, but the great Nancy Wilson's version really is a kick in the pants. What a great arrangement and that rhythm section, especially the interplay between the sax and drums, is absolutely fantastic to say the least. I tracked down the original stereo version CD release on the Capitol Jazz label from the Welcome To My Love album that it sprang from and just ordered it off eBay. Thanks for pointing this one out to all of us. Oh, and Bobbie Gentry has a brand new complete Capitol box set coming out next month with all new remastering of her original Capitol record albums on CD.
Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love has a number of good covers.
I love Garth Brook's beautiful version with legendary Memphis Boys piano player Bobby Wood playing the beautiful ivories on this gorgeous chestnut as well as Adele's stupendous version. Just a fantastic song to say the least.
Legs Diamond and Motley Crue both recorded Tommy Bolan's "Teaser", and I do believe both are much better.
We've all heard Motley's version, here's Legs Diamond's:
Definitely a fantastic song. Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, Eagles) also did a great cover version of the song on his 2001 solo album Feed the Fire:
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