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That's a great list :)

zarabia
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Oct 6 2012, 3:57am


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That's a great list :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I’m especially fond of The English Beat’s version of Tears of a Clown. As great as the original is, the EB put their own stamp on it in such a fun way.

Here are some favorites related to your choices:

Over The Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World medley - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9b3_1CcXtY
Peter Gunn – The Blues Brothers
I Fought the Law – The Clash (written by Sonny Curtis from the Crickets, made famous by Bobby Fuller Four)
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – Otis Redding
We Can Work It Out – Stevie Wonder (Beatles)
Got To Get You Into My Life – Earth Wind & Fire (Beatles)

Some others:

Take Me to The River – Talking Heads (Al Green)
The Joker – Fatboy Slim (Steve Miller Band) (the song doesn't start until about :36, but the kittens are cute)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLwg48WQ6e4
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder)
Just Like Starting Over – The Flaming Lips (John Lennon)
http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related
Lean on Me - Club Nouveau (Bill Withers)
My Funny Valentine – Elvis Costello (written by Rodgers and Hart recorded by many, including Frank Sinatra) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-8nRiyrIAk
Stardust - Willie Nelson (Hoagy Carmichael)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1XyiIrrjcw

And what about less famous original versions (or inspirations for later hits):

Blinded by the Light by Bruce Springsteen later made famous by Manfred Mann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iaca30QbOo&feature=related
Bruce’s version has twice as many verses, much wordier, but is two minutes shorter LOL. It has a stream-of-consciousness, jazzy feel that is more upbeat.

And, maybe it’s just me, but I didn’t realize Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise was based on Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise. Both are great IMO.
Pastime Paradise:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wHnkQuY1cY
Gangsta’s Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related



Subject User Time
What have you been listening to ? Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Oct 4 2012, 3:04am
    cover songs Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 4 2012, 2:03pm
        Jimmy Fallon doing Neil Young - I laughed until I cried :D zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 6 2012, 4:02am
            Jimmy has done Neil more than once Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2012, 4:18am
                This is the one that made me laugh til I couldn't breathe zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 6 2012, 4:36am
                Yeah, another huge sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 7 2012, 12:30pm
                    If that had been his first one, it would have been lost on me... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 7 2012, 1:44pm
                These were all great fun! Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Send a private message to Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Oct 8 2012, 1:44am
                    Music Padfoot Send a private message to Padfoot Oct 8 2012, 9:17am
        I really like Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Oct 7 2012, 6:04pm
    Lady Gaga & Vitamin String Quartet Annael Send a private message to Annael Oct 4 2012, 2:36pm
    Vivaldi, Beethoven, Brahms--NPR mostly. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 5 2012, 9:41pm
        Love sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 6 2012, 10:48am
            Ah! I love Winter (the season and The Season[s]) as well! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 8 2012, 5:27pm
    Ben Folds Five - Sound of the Life of the Mind acheron Send a private message to acheron Oct 6 2012, 3:48am
    That's a great list :) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 6 2012, 3:57am
        you would have a triad of Paradise songs if you added Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2012, 4:08am
            LOL :D // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 6 2012, 4:37am
        Another great cover of "Rainbow" was done by the late Eva Cassidy Annael Send a private message to Annael Oct 6 2012, 2:22pm
            This really is a beautiful version zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 7 2012, 4:01am
        Right back at you zarabia ! Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Oct 7 2012, 7:30pm
    Listened to Adele's new song "Skyfall" for the new Bond film. wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Oct 6 2012, 4:50am
    Most recently? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Oct 8 2012, 5:03pm
    Book on CD, The Broker by John Grisham grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 9 2012, 2:29pm

 
 
 

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