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Song remakes you like better (or almost better) than the original

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CalicoSkies, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    Also:
     
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  2. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    well who doesn't love Iz?

    but compared to the version by Judy Garland? Iz recorded another cool but non-standard version. This is the REAL THING:



    "The songs from the 1939 musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz have taken their place among the most famous and instantly recognizable American songs of all time, and the film's principal song, "Over the Rainbow", is perhaps the most famous song ever written for a film. Music and lyrics were byHarold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, who won an Academy Award for Best Song for "Over the Rainbow"."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_selections_in_The_Wizard_of_Oz

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow

    "the persistence of associate producer Arthur Freed and Garland's vocal coach/mentor Roger Edens to keep it in the film eventually paid off - it is for this sequence that the film is best known and remembered.[8]"

    "Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's album Facing Future, released in 1993, included a ukulele medley of the song and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". It reached number 12 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart the week of January 31, 2004 (for the survey week ending January 18, 2004).[23] "
     
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  3. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California

    With all respect, no.
     

  4. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Yeah you make a very good point. I just find myself really moved by Iz's take on these two songs
     
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  5. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    those are both great versions,

    When was the last time you REALLY listened to the original Chuck Berry version? With all the piano work, rhythm section playing shuffle under the rock 8th's, etc.?





    the live band is not as good as the record...but hey, look what Chuck was doing then!
     
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  6. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    Another no...the joke only works because of this:



    Devo was very creative...but it does not beat the original.
     
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  7. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    As in the Hendrix version as opposed to the original Dylan version....

    yeah, no contest.

    For that matter:

    or this?

     

  8. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    We all were moved by Iz.

    It still doesn't beat Judy Garland.

    Here's another to ponder for the holidays:

     

  9. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    I am sorry to react to certain of your choices!

    It's one of those days!
     

  10. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Flame suit on

    no shame...Vito is amazing.

     
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  11. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    Richard “Hell” Meyers and Douglas “Dee Dee Ramone” Colvin wrote “Chinese Rocks” and the Ramones included it on End of the Century but I will always prefer Johnny “Thunders” Genzale’s cover from the Heartbreakers’ LAMF.

    :D
     

  12. aiabx

    aiabx Strat-Talker

    467
    Nov 27, 2013
    Toronto
    I'll politely disagree with you there. When I hear Mick singing that he can't get no satisfaction, I picture him wallowing in angst as he drives a fancy sports car through the south of France. When Mark sings it, I picture him waiting for a bus in Akron, Ohio. Very different vibe to the song, and one that speaks to me much more directly.
     
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  13. syncopa

    syncopa Strat-Talker

    263
    Feb 27, 2015
    NY
    I like this version even more!

     

  14. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    Just because something is a classic, does not make it the best.

    Steve Miller's version of "Jet Airliner" is a classic, but the original by Paul Pena is by far the best:

     
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  15. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    This is an example where the cover is pretty much completely different from the original:
    Cream’s Crossroads - the greatest blues/rock solo ever, IMHO.
    Robert Johnson’s original is still as spine-tingling as ever, with a classic, mean vocal delivery that no one could match.
     
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  16. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    I once saw an EC interview on VH1 where he talked about that song, and you could tell that he did not actually understand what it was about.

    I agree, it's EC's best solo for sure!
     

  17. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    This track grooves and rips, RIP Johnny!

     

  18. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    I'll throw out some of my preferred covers. There are some oddballs in here:

    "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers, and The Firm

    "Mystery" - Anita Baker

    "Without You" - Harry Nilsson

    "Sloop John B." - The Beach Boys

    "For the Good Times" - Al Green

    "Hard to Handle" - The Black Crowes

    "I'm a Man" - Chicago

    "Kentucky Woman" - Deep Purple

    That's about all I can think of at the moment that I didn't see mentioned in this thread. Oh, and everyone song Zeppelin ripped-off... I kid I kid.
     

  19. Seth McCormick

    Seth McCormick Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    27
    44
    Nov 30, 2017
    Broussard, Louisiana
    I don't really like this version as much as TRS, but I have to admit it's a hell-of-a-lot funnier :D!!
     
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