Andrew Porter en Music / Música Horticultural Content Creator • Unaffiliated 30/9/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 4,4K

Song Covers....something completely different!!

Song Covers....something completely different!!

Song covers now this is something a little different from the norm! we all like to listen to music and we all have our favorite songs and artists, you could even say there is a song for every occasion and mood and you would be right, but what about song covers. Over the years there have been many cover versions of songs some good and some not so good, some well known artists have even covered other songs such as Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Santana, U2 and the Eagles to name a few, and lesser known artists have covered some well known songs, so let me introduce you to four pretty good song covers from 4 through to what I think is No 1.

The first one is from 'Urge Overkill' and is a cover of a Neil Diamond song which was brought to fame through the movie 'Pulp Fiction' let's begin....


Song Covers....something completely different!!

The next song is by Bruce Springsteen and is a cover performed by Manfred Mann's Earth band, funny how Bruce used to perform the Manfred Mann song Pretty Flamingo!


Song Covers....something completely different!!

This one is a pretty good in my opinion, it's a cover of an old Phil Phillips song and is performed by The Honeydrippers whose members included Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers and Brian Setzer....have a listen!


Song Covers....something completely different!!

Now for what I think has to be one of the best covers of all time, the original was by Bob Dylan but because this has become such a classic rock song even Bob himself thinks it's actually by the cover artist....who just happens to be Jimi Hendrix! here it is.....


Song Covers....something completely different!!

Well I hope you have enjoyed these song covers which are just a little fun and enlightenment, thanks for reading and listening, if you wish to add a comment you are more than welcome.


Videos courtesy of Youtube:

Urge Overkill 'Girl you'll be a woman soon'

Manfred Mann's Earth Band 'Blinded by the light'

The Honeydrippers 'Sea of love'

Jimi Hendrix 'All along the watchtower'


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com 


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Andrew Porter 6/10/2016 · #34

#33 @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 No need to thank me, but it is true the violin for one has been used by classic bands such as...Curved Air, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and ELO to name just a few....the musical talent of some artists today is sadly on the demise, by the way thanks for the kind comment!

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Henri Galvão 6/10/2016 · #32

#26 hmm good point. sometimes the first version we hear feels much more "original" than the original version itself

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Andrew Porter 6/10/2016 · #31

#27 Nice bit of trivia Randy....to summarise they had 2 UK albums in 1963 'Please please me' and 'With the beatles' both had 6 cover cover songs on each, then 2 albums released in 1964 'Long tall sally' (ep) 3 cover songs and 'Beatles for sale' 6 cover songs, the 1965 album was 'Help' which had 2 cover songs and one cover on the album 'Let it be' in 1970....the other covers were on albums released in other countries, apparently so it is said they used cover songs on their albums up to around when the 'Rubber soul album' at the end of 1965 was released because Lennon and McCartney couldn't write enough original material!

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Andrew Porter 6/10/2016 · #30

#28 Thanks @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 I don't think playing the violin or piano is nerdy, they have been used by many individual artists and bands, unlike some of today's musical performers who rely heavily on musical videos due to lack of talent....my opinion!

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Randy Keho 6/10/2016 · #27

Here's a trivia question for you. How many covers did the Beatles, who were kings of the cover song, record and release between 1963 and the breakup in 1970? Well, I'll tell you. There were twelve in 1963, nine in 1964, three in 1965 and one before the breakup in 1970. That's a grand total of 25. Those were just the ones on official releases. Perhaps, the best known, and my personal favorite, is "Twist and Shout," by the Isley Brothers.

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