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same song, different artists

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

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Runaway -- Del Shannon, Gary Allan
  2. Me? I like that version, too.
  3. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Is that the bluegrass version?
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest



    If we want to get into traditional songs, I have about eight versions of Carrick Fergus and Rocky Road to Dublin.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I downloaded Sarah McLachlan's version and sing it to my year old niece... she likes it -- or it could just be the visualizations in WMP 10...
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Cat Scratch Fever, Nugent and Pantera
    Hole In The Sky, Sabbath and Pantera
    Cortez The Killer, Neil Young and Gov't Mule
    You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Dylan and The Byrds

    I don't know who did the original, but versions of "If Heartaches Were Nickels" by Joe Bonamassa and Warren Haynes are incredible.
  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I saw Gov't Mule do a version of "Take Me To The River" that I'd take any day over the original by The Talking Heads. The Mule also did the only cover I've ever heard of Blind Faith's "In The Presence Of The Lord." Hearing that song alone at the Ryman was worth the price of admission.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Ijag --

    All that Rainbow Connection and not Willie's?

    For shame!
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Maybe. I know Phish did a version, as well. It was good the first time, grew steadily more annoying after that.

    Ben Harper's version of Sexual Healing is quite good.

    Bruce Hornsby does a very good End of the Innocence.

    Nirvana did several great covers on Unplugged.

    Widespread Panic does a great Sympathy for the Devil.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I could probably pull a whole bunch of these off my iPod, particularly since I have 100-song box sets by Nat King Cole and Gordon Lightfoot and multiple discs by Tom Waits, who has had dozens of his songs covered. And it gets even worse when artists you like put out albums of covers. And then there were albums like "Deadicated" (other artists covering Grateful Dead songs) and "Two Rooms" (other artists covering Elton John songs)

    Anyway, here's just a small sampling

    The Heart of Saturday Night (Tom Waits, Shawn Colvin)
    Tenderness on the Block (Warren Zevon, Shawn Colvin)
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Nat King Cole, Manhattan Transfer)
    Call On Me (Chicago, Khani Cole)
    Danny's Song (Ann Murray, Kenny Loggins)
    The Way I Feel (Gordon Lightfoot, Lowen & Navarro)
    Downtown Train (Tom Waits, Everything But the Girl)

    I could go on and on ...
  11. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    I saw the Roots play the Crystal Ballroom a few months ago.

    Their cover of "Roxanne" was unbelievable.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    GNR -- Sympathy for the Devil. Forgot about that one.

    I've got Ben Harper doing Indifference at the Bridge School Benefit a few years back. Excellent.
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