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....
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!
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!
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.....
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'
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Andrew Porter (Horticulturist) All Rights Reserved 2016