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« Reply #200 on: October 25, 2016, 07:09:22 AM »

Man, this one sends me.
Anybody on this board, I'm sure, can relate to the BB influence. I saw it live.
Straight No Chaser, A Cappella,...cover of Radiohead Creep...Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKV6MY5H-Jg

This is stunning! Thanks, bullman.
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« Reply #201 on: October 25, 2016, 08:07:30 AM »

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I didn't realize Alan Lorber arranged "Killer Joe" for The Rocky Fellers in 1963
Cool track. Here's Larry brought 2 Bee Gees covers done by...the arranger of their 1st albums! with his band: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/the-bill-shepherd-singers-soften-up-the-bee-gees/
I like both, "Red Chair Fadeaway" is really good choice. Conversely, "Turn of the Century" was boring 'til this new arr./vocs.
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« Reply #202 on: October 26, 2016, 07:24:04 AM »

Featured in my favorite kid flick "Kit Kittredge" set in the 1930s - "Ain't we got fun" by some Renee Olstead; jolly good version, retro style intact but the voice recent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnEorpAdsK4
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« Reply #203 on: October 30, 2016, 07:25:17 AM »

Little Richard is THE rock&roll, hands down. That said, Swinging Blue Jeans' "Good golly miss Molly" is THE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3B92nSpQs
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« Reply #204 on: November 01, 2016, 12:32:12 PM »

Man, this one sends me.
Anybody on this board, I'm sure, can relate to the BB influence. I saw it live.
Straight No Chaser, A Cappella,...cover of Radiohead Creep...Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKV6MY5H-Jg

This is stunning! Thanks, bullman.

Equally interesting, at least, is the fact that this song was lawfully declared a ripoff of The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" and
royalties were affected at a 50/50(?) split.
Here are the The Moon Loungers singing a mashup and easily showing the similarities...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbogWA-riU

Enjoy!
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« Reply #205 on: November 01, 2016, 12:57:44 PM »

Man, this one sends me.
Anybody on this board, I'm sure, can relate to the BB influence. I saw it live.
Straight No Chaser, A Cappella,...cover of Radiohead Creep...Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKV6MY5H-Jg

This is stunning! Thanks, bullman.

Equally interesting, at least, is the fact that this song was lawfully declared a ripoff of The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" and
royalties were affected at a 50/50(?) split.
Here are the The Moon Loungers singing a mashup and easily showing the similarities...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbogWA-riU

Enjoy!
Tim

Brilliantly done! But I don't know... there are only so many notes and only so many chords. Whatever, thanks for the link, Tim. :=)
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« Reply #206 on: November 01, 2016, 06:43:24 PM »

Yes, 12 notes but they create combinations & tunes. This is newest from Larry, he brings 3 covers - The Who's "I Can See for Miles", Billy Joe Royal's "Hush", Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense & Peppermints" by Mike Landers & Bobby Sty respectively. Produced by Ed Chalpin (not Chaplin) who might be familiar to Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight's fans. The 2 Mike Landers were 45s in South America. The Bobby Sty was 45 in Africa. I agree with Larry that the Who garagey cover is uber-cool. Listen here (youtube & google don't detect these artists): https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/who-the-hell-were-mike-landers-and-bobby-sty/
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« Reply #207 on: November 02, 2016, 04:31:55 PM »

Melvins- Goin blind originally by KISS
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« Reply #208 on: December 13, 2016, 06:47:35 PM »

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Quote from: Larry Grogan
I am always a sucker for a cover version of a favorite song.

in reference to "Hello L.A. Bye bye Birmingham". As he says, the only straight country rendition of the song, by The Chaparral Brothers (whose names are John & Paul Wink )

Listen here, the link is fresh, should work: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/the-chaparral-brothers-hello-la-bye-bye-birmingham/
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« Reply #209 on: December 20, 2016, 09:39:53 AM »

Winter song - not many know that "Coldest Night of the Year" was 1st recorded by Nino Tempo & April Stevens. Not by Twice As Much ft. Vashti Bunyan. It's track from their tough-to-find 1966 album "Hey Baby". Vashti covered it 2 yrs later in 1968. Respectively:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ueT48FEla8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhCdKkZf8co

Nino has very nice tone of voice, can't say the same about April. She sings like gypsy. Plus she's got trying-to-sound-cute-on-purpose air about it. I mean, in 1st verse she says "Know" very well, then in the 2nd she says it "Knyow"? "To dew" instead of "to do"? Lame. But, still good song & I like the scaled-down arr.

Vashti & Twice As Much version is lush, in good way; the vocals are very good, as is harmonizing between Vashti & that guy. She's really good & doesn't goof up anywhere in the song, & it's difficult to hear one's voice during such difficult harmony bits.

Now this year, Zooey Deshanel & M. Ward under "She & Him" disguise did their take, dig this 3D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPx-I-GZjtE
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« Reply #210 on: January 15, 2017, 07:35:06 AM »

I like "Sunday Morning" by Velvet Underground & was curious if smb. else did it (aside from casual fans) - here's Billy Bragg & some Courtney Barnett singing it live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yg6xDAekPI

Not better but darn good. I just wish Billy's voice wasn't low in the mix. The girl plays cool guitar solo.
There's other "duet" videos in youtube. It looks like festival of duets (famous + young artist) doing old classics & backed by RocKwiz orchestra.
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« Reply #211 on: January 23, 2017, 11:05:05 AM »

This "Winnie the Pooh" got better vocal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XaMSCNTLb0
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« Reply #212 on: February 06, 2017, 10:11:59 PM »

70s Van McCoy-penned Jackie Wilson cover by rock/ power pop band Earth Quake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZkhR2TXz98
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« Reply #213 on: February 10, 2017, 04:08:33 PM »

Barbra Streisand is great jazz singer. Her pop stuff's not my cup of tea. Here she sings "Adelaide's Lament" that Vivian Blaine sang in musical "Guys and Dolls" (1950) & its film version 5 yrs later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0d-EitpmWg

Blaine's original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44osRNdyvw
Blaine at 1971 Tony Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-UHDhOJI48

This song features sneezing, coughing (up) & "reading" book pages alternating with commenting what she reads. Neat song with humorous twist.
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« Reply #214 on: February 10, 2017, 05:16:16 PM »

Little Richard is THE rock&roll, hands down. That said, Swinging Blue Jeans' "Good golly miss Molly" is THE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3B92nSpQs


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« Reply #215 on: March 24, 2017, 06:56:02 PM »

Unusually arranged segment from "Swan Lake" https://youtu.be/kxJXODbbAsE?t=297 till 5:40-45. The cartoon is popular Soviet series about Wolf & Hare, kinda like "Tom & Jerry".
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« Reply #216 on: April 03, 2017, 06:23:12 AM »

Larry posted Herman's Hermits & Bo Diddley covers: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/los-gatos-negros-la-tierra-de-las-mil-danzastodo-cambio/ https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/the-chancellors-im-a-man/
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« Reply #217 on: April 04, 2017, 01:43:17 PM »

I could safely say any of the many songs Laura Nyro chose to cover would then be my favorite version of that song.
No examples needed, but if you insist.  Check the album, Gonna Take A Miracle.  Press Play.

"Walk On By"... maybe that one would be a tie with Brian's version.
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« Reply #218 on: April 04, 2017, 01:58:54 PM »

Okay, I found a code, but it's very long.  If this doesn't work, you can find the list at youtube.  Just key in the details.
Laura Nyro Gonna Take A Miracle full album Here we go...

https://youtu.be/lx5rP2vQFxA?list=PLHpBwsyfBWDHYC5ruYuRin-MaJR-ddBzt

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« Reply #219 on: April 04, 2017, 02:00:15 PM »

The link works.  enjoy.  she is my thrill. 
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« Reply #220 on: April 04, 2017, 02:02:57 PM »

I could safely say any of the many songs Laura Nyro chose to cover would then be my favorite version of that song.
No examples needed, but if you insist.  Check the album, Gonna Take A Miracle.  Press Play.

"Walk On By"... maybe that one would be a tie with Brian's version.

How about this one she wrote? Surely this is the definitive version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gxwutvlTw8

Jus love those brass chords towards the end!
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« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »

Laura's voice is very beautiful. & she sings with the groove. Like in "Lu" - my favorite of hers.
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