Interesting Covers

edited December 2010 in Other music
To kick off:

Rachelle Ferrell - You Send Me (First Instrument)
Bobby McFerrin - From Me To You (Spontaneous Inventions)
Patti Smith - Gimme Shelter (Twelve)
Pater Gabriel - Waterloo Sunset (Scratch My Back)
Paul Anka - Black Hole Sun (Rock Swings)
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  • Robert Wyatt - What a Wonderful World
    Robert Wyatt - I'm a Believer (more than one version)
    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (is that a cover? Or don't we have covers in jazz?)
    Two Bands and a Legend - Who the Fuck? (Two Bands and a Legend)

  • If we don't have covers in Jazz then what do we call it?  Serious question.

    But I wouldn't call Favourite Things a cover - it's more of a re write.

    Is Wyatt doing the Neil Diamond I'm a Believer - The Monkees one?
  • I don't know if the word covers is used in a jazz context, but anyway, how about:

    Art Pepper - Summertime
    Art Pepper - Over the Rainbow

    ?

    Yep. Wyatt even had a hit with his first cover of it in the 70s and was on TOTP.
  • Paul Weller - Gilded Splinters
    Bryan Ferry - Lets stick together (OK - a cover with some new words. and Jerry Hall...)


    Actually - how about a good covers album?

    Studio 150 - Paul Weller. Everything from the carpenters to soul to hendrix. Nice disc.
  • edited December 2010
    Covers albums you say

    David Bowie - Pinups
    Patti Smith Twelve
    Dylan - Good As I Been To You (many written by the famous Trad Arr)
    Rory Block - The Lady & Mr Johnson (all the covers of one artist, is that a separate category? perhaps it's a tribute album)
    Clapton - Me and Mr Johnson (ditto above)
    Peter Green - Robert Johnson Songbook (ditto ditto)
    Brian Ferry - Dylanesque (ditto ditto ditto)
    Paul Anka - Rock Swings
    Rush - Feedback

  • I don't know if the word covers is used in a jazz context, but anyway, how about:

    Art Pepper - Summertime
    Art Pepper - Over the Rainbow

    ?

    Yep. Wyatt even had a hit with his first cover of it in the 70s and was on TOTP.

    Perhaps it's not used but by any definition playing another persons' music is a cover surely?

    Love both those Pepper's as you well know.
  • Few cover albums spring to mind -

    Van Morrison/Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat ( trad Irish arr)

    John Hammond - Wicked Grin ( T Waites)

    June Tabor/Oyster Band  - Freedom and Rain (Dylan/Richard Thompson)

     

     

  • Good ones Mervyn

    Have heard many Tom Waits covers, I'll check that ouy
  • If we don't have covers in Jazz then what do we call it?  Serious question.


    We call them standards, of course. Silly us!
  • I thought they only achieved status after some years?
  • Cassandra Wilson - Last Train to Clarksville.

    Written by Boyce and Hart and made famous by The Monkees of course.  Bob Dylan has called this song one of the most subversive of it's time as it deals with a soldier getting called up to Vietnam.

  • Christy Moore - Fairytale of New York

    Gregson & Collister - Lonesone Whistle

    Jackie Wilson - Danny Boy
  • Cassandra Wilson - Last Train to Clarksville.

    Written by Boyce and Hart and made famous by The Monkees of course.  Bob Dylan has called this song one of the most subversive of it's time as it deals with a soldier getting called up to Vietnam.

    FWIW, I like her version.
  • Moi auci.  I think it's a very good song - even the Monkees version :)
  • Breakfast in Bed, Shelby Lynn.

    Pretty sultry really, Dusty's version was hot too!
  • Ook!

    Ah, you've started to read Pratchett then!
  • Breakfast in Bed, Shelby Lynn.

    Pretty sultry really, Dusty's version was hot too!

    I've never got on with Dusty, never understood what the fuss was about?

    Ella or Aretha for me anyday :)
  • Well, I won't argue over those two magnificent ladies....Dusty is not really my thing either, but Dusty in Memphis is kind of a must have, I feel. You might spotti some of Shelby's album though - I think it would be hard not to be stirred by it. My wife definately does not like me playing it!

    Dusty in Memphis is just a definitive performance of some very personal interpretations - the performance is almost bigger than the artist or anything else for that matter.

    A similar one is Sinatra sings only the lonely - not even nearly his best, but one cannot argue with such epic performances & storytelling.
  • Totally agree about old Frankie.  Some of very favourite stuff is Francis Albert!

    It's quarter to three,
    There's no one in the place

    Classic
  • It is superb - I also love it on the live at the sands album.
  • Ook!

    Ah, you've started to read Pratchett then!
    No. It's a long-running joke from another context.
  • For a good covers album see "Cosmosonica - Crazy Covers Vol 1"
    There are some innovative and interesting takes on some quality pop tunes of the last few decades, from a range of different artists (some famous, some less so...). Many of the covers there are musically pleasing, and some very (intentionally) funny.
    I recommend it!
    Ben
  • Keb Mo

    Big Yellow Taxi
    Isn't She Lovely
    Love Train

    All on Big Wide Grin
  • edited January 2011
    Marc Ribot - The Wind Cries Mary

    On Rootless Cosmopolitans
  • Great song.  Not heard that version, will check Spoticus
  • This Mortal Coil's cover of Song to The Siren, original by Tim Buckley.
  • Cyro Baptista - Immigrant Song

    On Love the Donkey.
  • edited January 2011
    Cyro Baptista - Immigrant Song

    On Love the Donkey.

    As in the Zeppelin song?

    Edit:  I've just Spottied it.
  • Cyro Baptista - Immigrant Song

    On Love the Donkey.

    Um, yes it is interesting :)
  • None of these piano-based covers appeal, Jim?
  • Been entertaining my oldest friend (and fellow HiFi nut) today.  He's been down from the smoke.  We had a walk along the beach and then played some tunes.

    I'll check them out presently.
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood – Hey Joe (Live)
    Very bluesy  ;-)

    This is really good.  Mucho ta!

    Reminds me of an Audio Note dem I heard a good few years ago.  They played a cover of the Police's Walking on the Moon done in exactly this style - laid back, bar room jazz/blues, fantastic stuff.
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood – Caravan

    Ah, that Caravan.  I assumed it would be the Van Morrison version for some reason.

    It's very good.  I'm liking these MM&W chaps.

    Even sounds good on Spotticus :)
  • Just ordered a copy of Tonic from Ebay for a five of your finest English pounds


    :-O
  • Just ordered a copy of Tonic from Ebay for a five of your finest English pounds


    :-O
    Cool. 

    MM&W are normally into mucho instrument strangling. Luvverly 
    :-D
  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - The Cardigans
  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - The Cardigans

    Brilliant!  Very odd but brilliant.
  • I didn't use to like covers, but actually i love them now.  Why, well:
    1.  Some are what I thought were the original but knew no better.
    2.  Some are better than the original.
    3.  But most of all they make me approach the song again from a different angle, I often hear the lyrics more.
    4.  They seem to often be the antithesis of the original which is just plain odd, and fun.

    Is there a Spotify "Covers" play list?  I'd love to see one, perhaps driven from this very nice forum?  Thoughts?
  • edited February 2011
    I was thinking about that the other day.  Ugly is our in-house Spotty guru.

    @Dave, how do we set up a shared Spotticus play list?

    I agree will all 4 of your reasons for covers - 3 & 4 particularly

    Edit:

    Done it and surprisingly easily

    AudioChews Covers
  • OK...so how do i get to it and can i add to it :-)
  • If you click the above link it should open a browser and then redirect to Spotify, which should drop you straight to the playlist.

    Obviously it works for me as it's in my Spotify username.  I need someone else to do it to see if it works.
  • edited February 2011
    cool!  that works well.

    EDIT:  Is this AudioChews' first playlist?
  • Yup. It is, AFAIK
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