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« Reply #250 on: January 21, 2018, 04:27:51 AM »

My favorite blogger Larry posted Buffalo Springfield cover by Kin Vassy, link to listen here: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/kin-vassy-blue-bird/
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« Reply #251 on: January 30, 2018, 05:26:28 AM »

As What's My Line? freak, I check everything about it. Here's beautiful glamorous Jayne Meadows, comedian Steve Allen's wife (he & she used to be guest panelists few times at WML?, BBs sang at Steve Allen show). Steve introduces Jayne by saying she lived in China. She dances & sings in Chinese "Hello Dolly", it's really sth. else: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLZ0jLCb_2o
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« Reply #252 on: January 30, 2018, 06:20:49 AM »

Taco's version of "Puttin' on the Ritz" is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #253 on: January 30, 2018, 06:38:25 AM »

You know Taco too? I decided since nobody replied to this

Taco "Cheek to Cheek", forget Fred Astaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZQxwox59Y

Such great "retro" voice.

nobody knew him. Sang praises to Taco before & very familiar with his "Ritz" cover. To reiterate, he's blessed with great "retro" voice, perfection to the T articulation.
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« Reply #254 on: January 30, 2018, 11:06:03 AM »

You know Taco too? I decided since nobody replied to this

Taco "Cheek to Cheek", forget Fred Astaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZQxwox59Y

Such great "retro" voice.

nobody knew him. Sang praises to Taco before & very familiar with his "Ritz" cover. To reiterate, he's blessed with great "retro" voice, perfection to the T articulation.

Agreed on all counts!

I just taught a unit on Irving Berlin and I played Taco for my students.
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« Reply #255 on: February 24, 2018, 05:11:24 AM »

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« Reply #256 on: February 27, 2018, 06:30:02 PM »

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Queers....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK289WAUGmY
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« Reply #257 on: March 10, 2018, 04:58:09 AM »

Looking for songs whose lyrics mention "The Beach Boys" I came across this version by Alex Goot of Katy P's "California Gurls" in which Snoop Doggy Dogg is replaced by The Beach Boys in the "Sex on the beach" verse.

I do like this----it's a lot less twee than Ms. Perry's original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StRcO0_CqRg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Goot
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« Reply #258 on: March 13, 2018, 05:38:35 AM »

Miracle Legion's cover of "Heart Disease Called Love" by John Cooper Clarke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k34COzWzKcY

JCC original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiPNC2DJR8M

Also, Elvis Costello's What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?
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« Reply #259 on: March 19, 2018, 04:26:46 PM »

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« Reply #260 on: March 24, 2018, 02:54:11 PM »

     "I Can Hear Music" is my absolute favorite BB cover.  It blows the original out of the water with the in-your-face energy from  the first note, and that Carl vocal - sublime, perfect, never gets dated.

     I saw another poster states that he prefers the Four Top's version of "Walk Away Renee" to the Left Banke's. Might I suggest a listen to the version done by the Cowsills, none other than John Cowsill and his siblings? Made soon after oldest brother Bill was unceremoniously kicked out of the band, it features a lead by brother Bob, with the rest, including John, on gorgeous, soaring harmonies.  The Four tops were fully grown, mature  men when they did their version; although they did a terrific job, it sounded a bit weird for a song that is clearly about a tender teenage boy. And while I love the original, the Cowsills, while still young, were professional vocalists who  nailed every note - breathtaking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-BjJq_yO-Q
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« Reply #261 on: March 24, 2018, 03:36:34 PM »

I saw another poster states that he prefers the Four Top's version of "Walk Away Renee" to the Left Banke's. Might I suggest a listen to the version done by the Cowsills, none other than John Cowsill and his siblings? Made soon after oldest brother Bill was unceremoniously kicked out of the band, it features a lead by brother Bob, with the rest, including John, on gorgeous, soaring harmonies.  The Four tops were fully grown, mature  men when they did their version; although they did a terrific job, it sounded a bit weird for a song that is clearly about a tender teenage boy. And while I love the original, the Cowsills, while still young, were professional vocalists who  nailed every note - breathtaking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-BjJq_yO-Q

That is stunning. Those harmonies! Thanks for sharing, B.
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« Reply #262 on: March 24, 2018, 04:00:20 PM »

Your welcome! I have always loved the Cowsills, so was so excited when John joined the Boys.  He was in one of the episodes where Uncle Jesse had the Rippers over - you can really hear his vocal talent there, as well as on records and youtube performances over the years. I've been to two M & B shows, but was disappointed i n how little he was used beyond  thickening of the harmony. His vocal talents are wasted, IMO. especially since he shows no signs of aging in  that way!
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« Reply #263 on: March 24, 2018, 04:15:47 PM »

Not "John Cowsill-vocalist" fan. Cool drummer but he described his voice in the old thread as "Kermit the Frog". I agree 100%. John used to post here, username "Cowsii". Read what he said few years back:

I'm not a fan of my voice either but that was the first time we ever did it. I know. No excuse. The voice is what it is. Christian would sound good on it if he had the range. We'd have to lower way too far... I am generally a back ground singer. I dred singing Darlin, especially after sitting next to Darian when he does it.  sh*t! I sound more like Kermit the frog... oh well I like singing. But I don't want to hear me either. so for those who agree I'm sorry for your misery...
You see? When John criticizes his vocals, you realize this is real cool chap. 3D

You're right that Four Tops' "Walk Away Renee" is epic fail. If that band didn't exist, it'd be the same as they existing. It's band you could take or leave, not big difference. That said, Left Banke's "Renee" can't be beat. Beautiful backing track, the Cowsills' backing arrangement isn't interesting to my ears. Nice vocs but Left Banke sang it much better.
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« Reply #264 on: March 24, 2018, 08:01:39 PM »

I don't like the sound of my singing voice, either, but people keep asking me to sing a their weddings! Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one...  I don't think that the Four Top's version of WAR  was an "epic fail," really; my only criticism is that the song seems so clearly an expression of a kid closer to puberty than manhood, and sounds more comfy sung by a younger guy with a sweeter tenor. Theirs, on the other hand,  had a very manly vibe.  Otherwise, it was an excellent cover that they truly made their own. 
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« Reply #265 on: March 25, 2018, 03:36:21 AM »

If you click that John Cowsill post, it'll lead you to thread in which posters said they didn't like his singing. &.... John agreed with it! Usually people like positive feedback to things they do. But, he was totes cool about it. It's refreshing attitude.

Any guy's voice is technically "manly". Broadly speaking, here's male voice & there's female voice. That said, you do have point. "Renee" is written by young chap, inspired by real young girl. Makes sense for youthful voice to sing it. We'll agree to disagree about the last bit "it was an excellent cover that they truly made their own." The Four Tops really ruined it. The reason Left Banke's arrangement is the best is beautiful, elegant baroque mood, catchy intro with harpsichord playing cool beat, many interesting things that makes The Cowsills pale in compare.
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« Reply #266 on: May 02, 2018, 04:17:45 PM »

Pat Benatar's version of  I Need A Lover is WAY better than John Cougar Mellencamp's rather monotonous version.
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« Reply #267 on: May 02, 2018, 05:22:17 PM »

Charles Manson's "Home Is Where You're Happy" & Smiley poster DonnyL's cover would be equal. Charles' is better vocally - DonnyL's got cool faster arrangement.
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« Reply #268 on: May 02, 2018, 06:25:11 PM »

Timothy B. Schmit's Caroline No on Stars and Stripes Vol. 1. He nails the lead, just as tender and wistfully as Brian, and the Boy's background harmonies elevate the song to the sublime.
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« Reply #269 on: June 07, 2018, 04:43:48 AM »

Today they played Pet Shop Boys "Always On My Mind" by radio. Well done barring few silly arranging choices. This band's lead vocalist sings well as usual. I didn't like the previous versions due to downtempo.
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« Reply #270 on: July 16, 2018, 12:22:16 AM »

Despite detesting "I Fought The Law", cover by Paul Stefen & Royal Lancers is nice, it differs than the other popular covers.
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« Reply #271 on: August 12, 2018, 03:50:58 PM »

Paul-sung "She's So Heavy" is miles better than John's. Paul sings it with groove. John, when sings in "cool" style, doesn't get to Paul's "cool" level.
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