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« Reply #225 on: August 22, 2017, 11:51:00 PM »

Nice.

Found Glen Campbell singing "Hello Goodbye": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doO0MZhCtfo
It's short yet says "full version". It's the best Magical Mystery Tour track miles away & Glen backed with such arrangement definitely did it justice.
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« Reply #226 on: September 29, 2017, 05:57:04 AM »

I like song "Dream A Little Dream", listened to possibly every cover. The 3 that stand out - Cass Elliot, Jarhead Ghost (in there garychester?) & Robbie Williams & Lily Allen's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFx8ySwOVI

The backing track is the same as in Elliot's, Lily even took her style which I liked, it's during the last chorus when Cass sings some words in waves, up & down - "craving"/ "longing"/ "just". But Lily's got different voice so it's not too rip-off. Robbie does justice to song as well. I do think he's good singer but wouldn't say I'm fan.

Now, here's song I disliked immediately - "Shakin' All Over", esp. by Guess Who. But, the recent post in Larry's blog is child of the 1890s Mae West singing it with backing band Somebody's Chyldren (nope, it's not typo). Off-beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9yo3dDJScM
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« Reply #227 on: September 29, 2017, 06:45:14 AM »

I like song "Dream A Little Dream", listened to possibly every cover. The 3 that stand out - Cass Elliot, Jarhead Ghost (in there garychester?) & Robbie Williams & Lily Allen's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFx8ySwOVI

The backing track is the same as in Elliot's, Lily even took her style which I liked, it's during the last chorus when Cass sings some words in waves, up & down - "craving"/ "longing"/ "just". But Lily's got different voice so it's not too rip-off. Robbie does justice to song as well. I do think he's good singer but wouldn't say I'm fan.

Now, here's song I disliked immediately - "Shakin' All Over", esp. by Guess Who. But, the recent post in Larry's blog is child of the 1890s Mae West singing it with backing band Somebody's Chyldren (nope, it's not typo). Off-beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9yo3dDJScM

I like The Guess Who's version of Shakin All Over.  But, I think The Who did a better version. 
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« Reply #228 on: September 29, 2017, 04:14:58 PM »

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« Reply #229 on: September 29, 2017, 07:18:38 PM »

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The vocal's unbearable to hear - too whiney & desperate.

Agree to disagree.  I think its a pretty powerful lead
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« Reply #230 on: October 05, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »

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The vocal's unbearable to hear - too whiney & desperate.

Agree to disagree.  I think its a pretty powerful lead

Nothing beats the original in my book, by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU

As a commenter rightly says: "A rarity, a genuine English classic Rock n Roll record".
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« Reply #231 on: October 05, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »

Actually I came here to post Fats Domino's cover of The Beatles' "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey".

This was the version I heard first----it was released as a 45 in 1969 but didn't do a boiled bean anywhere. It got a certain amount of radio time in the UK.

I feel it's more of a song than the otherwise splendid original, which is more of a musical kick up the arse.     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNeSJVUxOkc
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« Reply #232 on: October 06, 2017, 06:28:22 PM »

Favorite Beatles cover - "Hey Jude" by Wilson Pickett.
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« Reply #233 on: October 06, 2017, 07:04:42 PM »

Favorite Beatles cover - "Hey Jude" by Wilson Pickett.

I was just listening to that last night! Great cover!
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« Reply #234 on: October 07, 2017, 01:48:15 AM »

Favorite Beatles cover - "Hey Jude" by Wilson Pickett.

I was just listening to that last night! Great cover!

God yes! I'd be flayed alive for saying this on a Beatles forum but in my opinion it beats the singalong original hands down.
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« Reply #235 on: October 07, 2017, 05:20:35 PM »

Favorite Beatles cover - "Hey Jude" by Wilson Pickett.

I was just listening to that last night! Great cover!

God yes! I'd be flayed alive for saying this on a Beatles forum but in my opinion it beats the singalong original hands down.

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« Reply #236 on: October 08, 2017, 03:30:29 AM »

It doesn't beat the original - it's equal to it.

Beatles set the record as band covered million times. Question to B.E., JK & whole Smiley lot - what's your Top 3 favorite Beatles covers? To "Hey Jude", I'd add Tenacious D's "And Your Bird Can Sing" & Slade's "Martha My Dear". You tell now.
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« Reply #237 on: October 08, 2017, 07:58:05 AM »

It doesn't beat the original - it's equal to it.

Beatles set the record as band covered million times. Question to B.E., JK & whole Smiley lot - what's your Top 3 favorite Beatles covers? To "Hey Jude", I'd add Tenacious D's "And Your Bird Can Sing" & Slade's "Martha My Dear". You tell now.

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From my Friends

Helloween - All My Loving

Aerosmith - Come Together
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« Reply #238 on: October 08, 2017, 08:43:45 AM »

It doesn't beat the original - it's equal to it.

Well, it's a prolonged salvo of stupendous screams by the Wicked Pickett plus "Skydog" Allman's stratospheric guitar, against a lot of la-la-la-ing and Macca's self-indulgent ad-libs. Easy choice for me. But I digress. Grin

Off the top of my head, my three are Wilson's "Hey Jude", Candy Flip's "Strawberry Fields Forever" and Steve Hillage's "It's All Too Much"...
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« Reply #239 on: October 08, 2017, 03:50:30 PM »

Question to B.E., JK & whole Smiley lot - what's your Top 3 favorite Beatles covers? To "Hey Jude", I'd add Tenacious D's "And Your Bird Can Sing" & Slade's "Martha My Dear". You tell now.

-in no specific order-

Harry Nilsson - Mother Nature's Son [greatest, most faithful recreation]

Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude [incredible, authentic interpretation]

Harry Nilsson - You Can't Do That [most creative and fun]

I think Nilsson's Mother Nature's Son sounds more like The Beatles version than any other Beatles cover I've ever heard. Of course, the bigger Beatles or Nilsson fan you are the easier it is to tell them apart, but that's always true. Beautiful song, beautifully sung. Listening to Nilsson's various Beatles-related work, it's obvious how much he admired them. As a Beatles fan, I appreciate that.

I think Pickett's Hey Jude stands up in its own right...and then some. Most Beatles covers feel more like tributes to me, perhaps most are. Not this one. A lot of people would add Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends to this category (I'm not crazy about it...I'd rather listen to the Beatles version 99% of the time). But, generally speaking, I think the Beatles just loom too large to successfully cover. You can't compete with their presence.


I'm kinda at a crossroad with a song, Hold Me Tight


I love love love the Beatles' version, but then again, I love Spector's version (The Treasures, I believe). Both very different versions of the song. The instrumental track to Spector's is far superior in my opinion, but the Beatles is more of a bubblegum/pop type song (IMO). To me, the Treasures' vocals on HMT is more of a 50s/motown/soul type.

What's your thoughts?

Which is better?
Btw, yes, blast from the past, but I wanted to thank punkinhead for bringing this cover of Hold Me Tight to my attention! Cool.


Hey Baby- Ringo
Also, this is awesome  Grin
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« Reply #240 on: October 10, 2017, 06:17:26 AM »

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Agree 100%. You listed 2 times Nilsson - if we change it to Top 5, would it be again Nilsson or smb. else?
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« Reply #241 on: October 10, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »

Four Tops version of "Everybody's Talkin", I like this one more than Fred Neil's original or Nilsson's version for that matter. Leave it to Levi and the other Tops to bring out the soul in something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MOiUqk4mVk

OR, their version of 'MacArthur Park'. I never really liked this song until I heard Levi Stubbs sing it. When he does, I suddenly get it...the heartbreak, the longing, the cake left out in the rain, the stripped pants. It all comes together.

Yeah, I'm in a Four Tops mood today.  Cool Guy
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« Reply #242 on: October 10, 2017, 03:40:27 PM »

You listed 2 times Nilsson - if we change it to Top 5, would it be again Nilsson or smb. else?

I think I only have a top 3 Grin Those are the especially noteworthy ones to me. Perhaps I'd consider CSN performing 'Blackbird' in the top 5. That's another one I seek out to listen to from time to time. I've enjoyed many Beatles covers, but I'm also not particularly interested. I'd rather just listen to the Beatles! That said, I've recently been listening to Yusuf/Cat Stevens versions of Long And Winding Road, All Things Must Pass, and The Day The World Gets 'Round. He's also performed Love Me Do and All You Need Is Love live. Completely off-topic now, but (as a Beatles fan) I think it's pretty cool that after quitting popular music for decades, Yusuf reemerges with a great affinity for the Beatles music. Prior to his performing these songs in recent years I wasn't aware of any significant fondness for or connection to the Beatles (other than recording with Ringo once in the late '70s).
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« Reply #243 on: October 13, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »

Flamin' Groovies "There's a Place."  They do a good "Please Please Me" too.
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« Reply #244 on: October 28, 2017, 05:40:43 AM »

This is new favorite "Summertime"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9vGp9ghpe8
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« Reply #245 on: November 03, 2017, 02:36:54 PM »

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