Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Favorite Covers

Don't get me wrong, I loved Leonard Cohen's original version. But this one by Jeff Buckley is terrific.

What are one or two of your favorite covers?


George said...

I'm still a fan of the k. d. lang version of "Hallelujah."

pattinase (abbott) said...

Another good one.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Favorite covers could be a massive list. I thought I'd just confine it to Beatles' covers:

Across the Universe, Rufus Wainwright.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Jake Shimabukuro.

With a Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker.

And one more (by Stephen Stills) we heard last night: Southern Cross, Jimmy Buffett.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

All great ones. I posted this on facebook also and I am deluged with music.

Richard R. said...

Hendrix cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower.

Barry Ergang said...

Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely

Several by Kenny Burrell:
Guitar Forms
Moon and Sand
Cool Cookin'

Ed Gorman said...

I'm not especially a David Bowie fan but both he and Nina Simone covered Johnny Mathis' "Wild is The Wind" Mathis did it pop, Simone soul and Bowie jazz. Al three are first rate.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

lot of good versions of Hallelujah-john Cale, Nick Cave esp. Didn't care for K.D. Langs tho.
Love Talking Heads cover of Take Me To the River. Johnny Cash's cover of NIN Hurt.

Margot Kinberg said...

I've always loved that song.

Deb said...

REM's "I Am Superman" (the original is by a pretty obscure group, so most people--including me--didn't know it was a cover).

10,000 Maniac's cover of Bruce Springsteen/ Patti Smith's "Because the Night" (since they co-wrote the song, I don't know which of their versions qualifies as a cover of the other).

John Denver's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son." I generally don't care for Beatle covers but this one is--dare I say?--better than the original.

Cap'n Bob said...

What, no mention of Mrs. Miller?

Kelly Robinson said...

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders does a version of Neil Young's 'Needle and the Damage Done' that is brilliant. Having lost some band members and friends to heroin, I know it spoke to her, and it shows.