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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 »

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« Reply #208 on: December 13, 2016, 06:47:35 PM »

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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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