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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CalicoSkies, Dec 5, 2017.
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"."
"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."
"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). "
With all respect, no.
Yeah you make a very good point. I just find myself really moved by Iz's take on these two songs
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!
Another no...the joke only works because of this:
Devo was very creative...but it does not beat the original.
As in the Hendrix version as opposed to the original Dylan version....
yeah, no contest.
For that matter:
We all were moved by Iz.
It still doesn't beat Judy Garland.
Here's another to ponder for the holidays:
I am sorry to react to certain of your choices!
It's one of those days!
Flame suit on
no shame...Vito is amazing.
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.
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.
I like this version even more!
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:
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.
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!
This track grooves and rips, RIP Johnny!
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.
I don't really like this version as much as TRS, but I have to admit it's a hell-of-a-lot funnier !!