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Just listening to some music, and thought it would be fun to post this.

What are a few of your favorite cover versions of songs you know of?

You know, where the covers are so DEFINITIVE, and maybe even better to you than the originals.










A FEW OF MINE:


1. Twist and Shout---------THE BEATLES

2. Respect------- ARETHA FRANKLIN (most people are floored when they find out she didnt write this!)

3. With A Little Help From My Friends--------JOE COCKER

4. House Of The Rising Sun--------THE ANIMALS

5. Autumn Leaves-------EVA CASSIDY

6. God Bless The Child--------BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS

7. Got To Get You Into My Life--------EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE
 

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All along the Watchtower by Hendrix.....
Baby Please Don't go... Them/ Van Morrison
 

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Oh, a lot but I was listening to the Specials"Enjoy Yourself" the earlier on. Another would be "I Put a Spell on You" Nina Simone.

 

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Rod Stewart immediately comes to mind as someone with a penchant for stealing others' songs and making them his own (i.e. definitive).

Two of his that come to mind:

"The First Cut Is the Deepest" (originally written and recorded by Cat Stevens)

"I'd Rather Go Blind" (originally written and recorded by Clarence Carter)
 

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Sid Vicious "My Way" is still pretty powerful. Joplin did a number of a amazing covers. There are so many, really..
 

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Talking Heads version of Take me to the River.

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The Meters version of the Lee Dorsey tune, Ride Your Pony.

Neville Bros. version of Hey Pocky Way on Live at Tipitina's.
 

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An alto saxophone instrumental of "I Only Have Eyes For You." Don't know who played it but it's almost as if the melody was written for it first and then the lyrics.
 

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Oh, a lot but I was listening to the Specials"Enjoy Yourself" the earlier on. Another would be "I Put a Spell on You" Nina Simone.

Excuse my ignorance, but by whom is the original? I always though it was the special's song, maybe just because it sounds soooo good :)
 

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Sonny Rollins' St. Thomas.

I know that Sonny is the legal composer, but I don't believe he actually wrote it.
 
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