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same song, different artists

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by writing irish, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Obviously, I'm not interested in doing much tonight. I've noticed that in my iTunes, there are several instances of same song, different artists.
    A partial sampling:
    'Round Midnight (Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Stan Getz)
    (I Heard That) Lonesone Whistle (Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams)
    After You've Gone (Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole)
    Ain't Misbehavin' (Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles)
    Blue Skies (Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey, Willie Nelson)
    But Not For Me (Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz/Chet Baker)
    Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington, Harry James)
    Down Hearted Blues (Bessie Smith, Bob Wills)
    For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson)

    For brevity's sake, I'll stop at titles beginning with F. Anyone else? I find some of the juxtapositions amusing...
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix)
     
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Rainbow Connection (Kermit the Frog, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Sarah McLachlan)
    Jolene (Natalie Merchant, Mindy Smith, Dolly Parton)
     
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    Blinded By The Light (Springsteen, Manfred Mann)
     
  5. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    This is exactly what I wanted out of this thread. I had no idea Natalie Merchant and Mindy Smith covered Jolene. Kick ass.

    Doc, Dylan said that Jimi did "Watchtower" better than he did. I agree.

    This could lead to another topic: covers better than originals. For starters, I'd nominate anything by Kristofferson. As for "Blinded," I'll take Springsteen's original, however ragged it may be.
     
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The Fever -- Garth Brooks, Aerosmith
     
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    "Land of Confusion" (Genesis, Disturbed)
    "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes, Phil Collins)
    "True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins)
    "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross)
    "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology Song) (Marvin Gaye, Robert Palmer)
    "How Sweet It Is (to be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye, James Taylor)
    "Shameless" (Billy Joel, Garth Brooks)
     
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "because the night." -- springsteen/patti smith

    my latest fave: "hurt" -- nine-inch nails done better by johnny cash. just brilliant!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolene_(song)
     
  10. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Thanks, IJAG.

    Re: Garth: I'm pissed that Trisha Yearwood dumped Raul Malo for Garth. I rarely pay attention to celebrity bullshit, but that egregious-assed injustice caught my eye. Malo's a badass.

    Dwight Yoakam's "Under the Covers" album trumps the originals on every track...from "Wichita Lineman" to "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues."

    On an unrelated note, "Mercy, Mercy Me" by Marvin Gaye is fucking sweetness.
     
  11. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Holy crap! I had no idea she was dating that guy. I love the Mavericks!
     
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The Weight is covered by many -- among the best is Cassandra Wilson's smooth jazzy version.
     
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