Covering Tangled up in Blue

January 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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I don’t know who first said this, but I agree with it.

There is no Bob Dylan song that someone else has not done better.

Given that, Tangled Up in Blue is probably my favorite Dylan song performed by Bob Dylan.

I do like this live version performed by Charlie Daniels.  Not sure if it is better, but is good.

 

Cover Songs

August 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Let us review a Rock n’ Roll Classic: I Want You to Want Me

The Cheap Trick version is probably the best known version, complete with many, many screaming Japanese teenagers.

Dwight Yoakam’s version has a nice twang to it.

Ela provides a pop version

Gretchen Wilson covers this classic on her Under the Covers album.

Chris Isaak’s cover is one of my favorite examples of this song.

Gary Jules’ cover is way too laid back.

Letters to Cleo does a bouncy pop cover.

 

 

Steve Earle & The Supersuckers cover the Rolling Stones

July 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Rhapsody kept playing a Steve Earle & the Supersuckers cover of the Rolling Stone’s Before They Make Me Run on the Crazy for Covers channel, but I couldn’t find it anywhere else on the service.

Finally tracked it down on a CD available on Amazon.  Excellent cover.  Worth the $8 I paid, plus the other four tracks are good, so double the win!

A DATE WITH THE EVERLY BROTHERS

March 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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One the projects I recently backed on Kickstarter is The Chapin Sisters’ tribute to the Everly Brothers project.

Covers, which I like, of music I like, i.e the Every Brothers.

Double Win! Going for the hat trick for supporting independent artists.

Crazy for Covers

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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I’ve been a Kate Bush fan for a long time.  How long? I’ve got a good chunk of her work on vinyl.

So a cover album of Kate Bush tunes would definitely catch my ear.  It’s called I WANNA BE KATE: The Songs of Kate Bush

No big name artists, just musicians tipping their own style of hat to Kate Bush, who, like Sinatra, definitely did it her way.

One of my favorites is The J Davis Trio rendition of “There Goes a Tenner.”

Kate Bush has done just a couple of covers, but my favorites is her version of Rocket Man on this tribute album: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Crazy for Covers

July 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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As I have mentioned, I like a good cover song, and if you do too, check out the Crazy for Covers channel on Rhapsody.

Last time I wrote about covers, I mentioned two covers of the Clash tune, Train in Vain.

Here is another one, by Susan & the Surftones, the surf music style cover album of Clash tunes, Charlie does Surf.

Cover Songs: Train in Vain

June 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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My music taste runs pretty wide.  That’s probably a reason why I enjoy a good cover tune as much as I do.

Today, let’s take a look at the song, Train in Vain, made famous by the Clash.

There are a couple of good covers of this song.

Those are the ones by Annie Lennox & Dwight Yoakam.

Both are from dedicated cover song albums, Medusa and Under The Covers respectively.

In both cases, the artists are covering songs that influenced them and are not trying to replicate the sound of the original.

They are putting their own unique style on the song, and it is a better song for it.

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