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there's some obvious ones (hendrix, byrds etc) but i'll throw this out there, please share your own :)

OP8 featuring the ilk of Lisa Germano- "Sand"

 

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16 minutes ago, pwalpwal said:

(is it just dylan covers that are better?) 🤪

Given that he has a voice with all the sonic charm of an elderly vacuum cleaner that hasn't had it's bag emptied or it's filters cleaned since 1950 , it must be hard to not improve one of his songs.

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I could give you a dozen or more examples but I don't think anyone likes the music I'm in to anymore. A lot of stuff from the 50's were remakes of old show tunes from the 30's and 40's. Gordon Lightfoot's version of Me And Bobby McGee is still my favorite. I can't stand Janis Joplin's voice. That said, the original of Bobby McGee was done by Roger Miller.

Here's Gord's version.

Here's the original version. IIRC it came out the same year as Joplin's but her version blew his off the charts. IIRC.

 

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I really like this cover of ELP's Bitches Crystal by Panic Room (one of my favourite bands.) I am not saying its better, but its very different Anne-Marie Helders vocals and Jonathan Edwards jazzy rhodes make it a really unique cover.

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Sheens said:

 

I wanna party with those guys.

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36 minutes ago, Bapu said:

I wanna party with those guys.

I wanna murder them. YMMV.

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53 minutes ago, Sheens said:

 

Thank God someone didn't yell "Freebird!" It would have taken an hour a 49 minutes.

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2 hours ago, Shane_B. said:

I don't think anyone likes the music I'm in

never stopped me 🤣

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Eva Cassidy - her version of Fields of Gold - completely blew me away when I heard it. Still gives me chills.

What a voice.

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The original.

 

The rather weak studio cover.

 

The absolutely kick-butt live cover!

 

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This is I have to say the best cover I've heard. It gives me goosebumps.
But then again, we're all different in our own special way 😉

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buddy holly - well...all right:

The original.

and the cover..

Blind Faith:

 

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