The Cover Is Better Than The Original Version

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Name a song and the original artist.

Then name another artist whose cover of the song, in your opinion, surpasses the original version.

Naturally, you can comment on previous posters' misguided opinions, as well as giving your own. :D

I'll get us started.

Song: Such A Night
Original Arist: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Better Cover: David Bromberg Band
 
Name a song and the original artist.

Then name another artist whose cover of the song, in your opinion, surpasses the original version.

Naturally, you can comment on previous posters' misguided opinions, as well as giving your own. :D

I'll get us started.

Song: Such A Night
Original Arist: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Better Cover: David Bromberg Band

Sacrilege? Maybe.

Manfred Mann Covers the Boss:

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Cheers, BostonTim
 
Name a song and the original artist.

Then name another artist whose cover of the song, in your opinion, surpasses the original version.

Naturally, you can comment on previous posters' misguided opinions, as well as giving your own. :D

I'll get us started.

Song: Such A Night
Original Arist: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Better Cover: David Bromberg Band


Don't necessarily disagree. But Love Dr. John and he nailed this in the Last Waltz.


Cheers, Boston Tim
 
Don't necessarily disagree. But Love Dr. John and he nailed this in the Last Waltz.


Cheers, Boston Tim

The Dr. John version is good, too. I just think Bromberg's is better.

Also like both versions of Blinded By The Light, and think you have the order correct.
 
Song: Mad World
Original Artist: Tears for Fears
Better Cover: Gary Jules
 
Song: Walk Don't Run
Original Artist: Johnny Smith
Better Cover: The Ventures
 

If I wanted someone else's list. :mad: :shrug: :cop: :harumph:

But I just remembered I was listening to this just a couple of days ago:

Sisters of Mercy cover the Stones:

Gimme Shelter


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Cheers, BostonTim
 
Song: A Taste of Honey (vocal)
Original Artist: Bobby Welch
Better Cover: The Beatles
 
That's just one person's list. Always remember, at any given moment:

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Song: With a Little Help From My Friends
Original Artist: The Beatles
Better Cover: Joe Cocker
Good call :heart:

I believe Tina sand Proud Mary after CCR, right?

I go with that.

I love me some Tina.
 
Song: Runaway
Original Artist: Del Shannon
Better Cover: Bonnie Raitt

Song: Sad and Deep As You
Original Artist: Dave Mason
Better Cover: Gov't Mule

Song: Lonely Teardrops
Original Artist: Jackie Wilson
Better Cover: Michael McDonald

Song: One
Original Artist: U2
Better Cover: Warren Haynes

Song: Nothing Else Matters
Original Artist: Metallica
Better Cover: Apocalyptica

Song: My Funny Valentine
Original Artists: written by Rodgers & Hart: performed by many, I can't find the absolute original video
Best Cover: Michelle Pfieffer & Dave Grusin (yes, the actress, that is really her voice)
 
Hurt by Mr Johnny Cash covering nine inch nails



And one a side note - All Elvis songs, he and the Jordanaires werep the original Coverband

Oh, that's a great choice! He totally took that song and made it his.
 
Hurt by Mr Johnny Cash covering nine inch nails



And one a side note - All Elvis songs, he and the Jordanaires werep the original Coverband
That's a great choice. And maybe not even the best Johnny Cash in the categorie:

Johnny covers Kris Kristopherson:

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Cheers, BostonTim
 
Hurt by Mr Johnny Cash covering nine inch nails



And one a side note - All Elvis songs, he and the Jordanaires werep the original Coverband

Of course as soon as I read the OP, I thought of this song. Are you inside my head, Mikie? We think WAYYYY too alike!
 
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