Tribute Albums That Don't Suck

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by StarThrower62, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Central NY
    Go ahead and list some good ones in any genre. I have a few gems that have held up over the years.

    Till The Night Is Gone : A Tribute To Doc Pomus
    Duke Elegant by Dr John
    Giant Tracks : A Tribute To Gentle Giant
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  2. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    I'll have to consult my lists, but there's definitely a few I love.
  3. doubleknotspy

    doubleknotspy Forum Resident

    Whg, WV, USA
    Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye - Roky Erickson
    Weird Nightmare - Charles Mingus
  4. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads: Tribute
  5. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway “Tell me sir what do you think of Rainbow Ffolly?”

    Does the first half of Todd Rundgren’s Faithful count? If so, then that one!
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  6. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Return of the Greivous Angel doesn't suck.


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  7. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If You Fly A Flag Of Hate You Ain't No Kin To Me

    Gilbert Arizona
    Holly Cole - Temptation (Tom Waits)
    John Hammond - Wicked Grin (Tom Waits)
    Grazyna Auguscik - Man Behind The Sun: Songs Of Nick Drake
    Ben Sidran - Dylan Different (Bob Dylan)
    Jose James - Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
    Macy Gray - Talking Book (Stevie Wonder)
    The Mattson 2 - Play A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)
    Bob Belden - Miles Espanol: New Sketches Of Spain (Miles Davis)
    Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
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  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Perhaps my favorite Tribute compilation is Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films.

    It’s a 1988 tribute album recorded by various artists performing songs from Disney films.

    Produced by Hal Willner, it’s one of the many tribute albums he has compiled.

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  10. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

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  11. mark winstanley

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

    I'm not a big fan of many tribute albums...

    Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive and The Duke, done from the heart, and for me, I hear it.
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  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Holly Cole - Temptation


    I know some Tom Waits fans hate it, but I thought it brought out his skill as a lyricist for those who might never listen to him as a singer.

    I love this version of I Don't Want To Grow Up. I also love the original, and fortunately in this universe one does not negate the other.

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  13. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Many from the jazz and related!. They're easily the best

    One great example - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

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  14. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    It's great , love the Holly Cole one.
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  15. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    King Kong - Jean Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa

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  16. TakiJones

    TakiJones Forum Resident

    Fort Lee, N.J.
    Concert for George (Harrison).

    Does that count?
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  17. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Here's an obscure one. It was made by a friend of mine, Tom Dunning, and licensed with a program for limited numbers of copies, so there were only ever 1000 copies.

    I Wanna Be Kate


    The most successful covers were the ones that changed things up, like this version of There Goes A Tenner that traded the Cockney slang of the original for American gangsta.

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  18. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway “Tell me sir what do you think of Rainbow Ffolly?”

    Nilsson Sings Newman!!
  19. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Songbook

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  20. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Recovery >For You<
  21. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Marsheaux-A Broken Frame (Depeche Mode)
  22. Finch Platte

    Finch Platte Forum Resident

    Oh man. I borrowed that from the library and discovered a new height of awfulness.
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  23. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

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  24. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
  25. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    The Bridge - A Tribute to Neil Young

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