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KillgoreTrout On January - 12 - 2013

Wow, another weekend has come to be. Time flies, and with the passage of time, comes great songs. Songs that are so good, that other artists often create their own versions. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but I would say that emulation is even better.

This weekend’s music thread is about cover songs. There are some great covers out there, that are often as good as the originals. Of course, originals get the larger part of credit, but some artists can take a song and really make it their own, through various creative styles and performances.

So, think of some of your favorite cover songs and add them to this weekend’s thread. Any subject, any style.

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Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. SallyT says:

    Okay, KT, you made me really think of anything I could add here on a weekend when I am brain dead! So, I went through the files in my head and thought of Melissa Manchester. (Oh, let me tell you, when I was going through my divorce many years ago, Melissa and I got drunk together many nights!) Dionne Warwick is the only one that can really give a Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis song heart but Melissa does a good rendition “Walk On By”.


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  2. AdLib says:

    Sea of Love -- The Honeydrippers


    Blinded By the Light -- Manfred Mann’s Earth Band


    Something in the Air -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


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  3. AdLib says:

    Such a great theme, KT!

    Won’t Back Down -- Johnny Cash


    Tempted -- Sting


    Hazy Shade of Winter -- The Bangles


    All Along the Watchtower -- Dave Mason


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  4. LFer says:

    Widespread Panic does a lot of excellent covers. Here is a small sample.

    Riders on the Storm


    Sympathy For the Devil


    Slippin’ Into Darkness


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  5. LFer says:

    Season of the Witch -- Al Kooper/Mike Bloomfield/Stephen Stills


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  6. LFer says:

    Rickie Lee Jones -- Rebel Rebel


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  7. LFer says:

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -- Crimson & Clover


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  8. LFer says:

    Grace Potter And the Nocturnals -- White Rabbit


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  9. LFer says:

    Patti Smith -- Smells Like Teen Spirit


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  10. LFer says:

    Siouxsie And The Banshees -- Dear Prudence


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  11. LFer says:

    The lads from Liverpool cover Chuck Berry.


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