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    Default Greatest Cover Songs

    What are some of the greatest cover songs?

    Here is an obvious one



    His bout this one too?

    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    This one:
    “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” — Richard P. Feynman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    This one:
    Never heard that one before. Definitely an interesting take!
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    The Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert was one fabulous cover of a Dylan song after another, including the Johnny Winter cover of Highway 61 Revisited. There are so many standouts that it is impossible to single out a few. If you are not familiar with this concert, be prepared to be amazed and delighted.
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    Joe Cocker's With a Little Help From My Friends

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    When I saw the Johnny Winter video posted I immediately thought of the Dylan concert version. Even if he forgets the lyrics (as Clapton did as well).

    Neil Young is outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarjuno View Post
    Joe Cocker's With a Little Help From My Friends
    I love how he changes the song to a waltz.

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    R.E.M. covers Leonard Cohen. Lots of great LC covers (but no more Hallelujahs please).


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    This one tops a great original.


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    Even more surprising than Graham Parker covering the Jackson 5 is this:


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    This is going back a ways in time, but Stardust, written by Hoagy Carmichael, was my parents' favorite song--it was "their" song. But when Billy Ward and the Dominoes covered the song in 1957, my mother loved their version, pronouncing that she preferred it to the original. They do a great job with it as a mildly doo-wop version, including "cling cling cling" piano in the background:

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    Postmodern Jukebox is very creative with its covers, and they manage to land some incredible singers. I got to see Ms. Logan sing Ice, Ice Baby with them live, and she's amazing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anx5IctHVGU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FLrvnQG03E
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Postmodern Jukebox is very creative with its covers, and they manage to land some incredible singers. I got to see Ms. Logan sing Ice, Ice Baby with them live, and she's amazing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anx5IctHVGU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FLrvnQG03E
    The MC Hammer cover was amazing, the band was great. The Vanilla Ice was funny and entertaining.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band put their inimitable stamp on a wide range of covers during their career - here are my favourites:


    Next (Jacques Brel)
    Delilah (Tom Jones)
    Cheek to Cheek (Fred Astaire)
    Gamblin' Bar Room Blues (Jimmie Rodgers - see video below)
    Amos Moses (Jerry Reed)
    Tomorrow Belongs to Me (from Cabaret)

    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Nina Simone's cover of Kurt Weill's Pirate Jenny is intense. I think she was serious.

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