Thread: Cover Songs You Do Like

IPowrie - 4/11/2008 at 03:43 AM

A while back I put up a post about bad cover songs this is about covers you like

Flying Burrito Brothers- Wild Horses
Lemmonheads- Mrs Robinson
Janis Joplin- Summertime
Black Crowes- The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down


matt05 - 4/11/2008 at 08:07 AM

don't remember what year the lemonheads covered mrs. robinson but in 1992 a band called KIK TRACEE covered it too and i thought they did a better job.

guns n roses- knockin on heavens door
quiet riot- cum on feel the noize
ramones- r.a.m.o.n.e.s.
joey ramone- what a wonderful world
rolling stones- thats how strong my love is
rolling stones- ain't to proud to beg
allman brothers- come on in my kitchen
hendrix- all along the watchtower
jeff beck group- shapes of things


reneed - 4/11/2008 at 07:43 PM

gregg allman - rain
lonnie mack - i found a love,,,,,,,,,,hellfire,,,lonnie mack anythang
duane allman - goin down slow
wilson pickett - hey jude
vanilla fudge - keep me hangin on
goose creek symphony orchestra - ill fly away
tinsley ellis - mercy mercy mercy
abb - into the mystic
johnny jenkins - guilded splinters
dr. john - iko iko


blueeyedgirl - 4/11/2008 at 07:48 PM

DMB: Solsbury Hill (keep in mind that I utterly loathe DMB and this is one of my favorite songs ever)
Jimmy Buffett: Southern Cross & Uncle John's Band
The White Stripes: Jolene
Rufus Wainwright: Across the Universe


peachygurl - 4/11/2008 at 08:02 PM

i am a huge Bob Seger fan but I LOVE the way Metallica does "Turn The Page! also dig their version of "Whiskey In The Jar"
"Into The Mystic" & "And It Stoned Me" are two of my favorite songs both done by Van Morrison, but I prefer when Warren does them, either with the Mule, The ABB or solo!


BIGV - 4/11/2008 at 08:04 PM

Delbert McClinton covering John Hiatt's..

"Have a little faith in me"



emr - 4/11/2008 at 08:18 PM

1 - Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding never knew what hit him.)

2 - as already mentioned Hendrix - Watchtower (Dylan was quoted saying something like he is the one who now covers that song and Jimi owns it)

3 - Joe Cocker (Delta Lady) - sorry Leon. Actually, the same could be said for Little Help From My Friends, The Letter and Feeling Allright. Cocker, for a brief period of time, was the king of covers.


Stephen - 4/11/2008 at 08:25 PM

Adrian Belew's version of I'm Down -- best one out there IMO
The Who's version of Fire, done originally by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown (it's on a Townsend solo album)
...among many others...


jpfudd5 - 4/11/2008 at 08:32 PM

My Favorite Things- Coltrane & the DTB

Done Somebody Wrong, Stormy Monday- ABB

All Along the Watchtower- Jimi


nitelite51 - 4/11/2008 at 08:33 PM

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Can't Get It Out of my Head (ELO) - Velvet Revolver
I Got Loaded, La Bamba, Come On Let's Go - Los Lobos
Ruby Tuesday - Tim Ries and Bill Frisell


Rusty - 4/11/2008 at 08:37 PM

"You Got the Silver" - Susan Tedeschi - I prefer version over the 'Stones.
"Connection" - Montrose - NO! I am not anti-Rolling Stones, but I like this version better, too!
"All Along the Watchtower" - Hendrix


chiliD - 4/11/2008 at 09:13 PM

There are a ton of covers I DO like, but here's a small random list (in stream of consciousness order):

"Rock & Roll People" - Johnny Winter's cover of an obscure John Lennon song

"Things We Said Today" - Dwight Yoakam (one of my all-time favorite covers of the Beatles)

"Heat Wave" - The Who

"Shakin' All Over" - The Who

"Summertime Blues" - The Who

"Love Comes To Everyone" - Eric Clapton's cover of the George Harrison tune

"Travellin' Light" - Eric Clapton (well...I like ALL of Clapton's JJ Cale covers, actually)

"I Am The Walrus" - Spooky Tooth

"This Masquerade" - George Benson (even to this day, not too many people know it's a Leon Russell song)

"Songbird" - Eva Cassidy (although I love Christine McVie, Eva out does her on this one)

"Twist & Shout" - The Beatles

"Roll Over Beethoven" - The Beatles

"Try For The Sun" - Lindsey Buckingham's cover of a Donovan tune

speaking of Donovan, "Mountain Jam" ("There Is A Mountain") - Allman Bros Band

"Jumpin Jack Flash/Youngblood Medley" - Leon Russell

"Beware Of Darkness" - Leon Russell

"It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" - Leon Russell

"If I Were A Carpenter" - Leon Russell

"Not Fade Away" - The Rolling Stones

"Little Red Rooster" - The Rolling Stones

"Satisfaction" - Devo

"The Last Time" - Dwight Yoakam

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Dwight Yoakam

"I'm Tired Of Waiting" - Dwight Yoakam

"Feelin' Alright" - Joe Cocker

"With A Little Help From My Friends" - Joe Cocker

"Stay" - Jackson Browne

"A Apolitical Blues" - Van Halen's Little Feat cover

"Dixie Chicken" - Garth Brooks

"World Turning" - Leo Kottke's Fleetwood Mac cover
















lolasdeb - 4/11/2008 at 10:46 PM

Bonnie Raitt's covers of John Prines Angel from Montgomery, John Hiatts Thing Called Love and Richard Thompson's Dimming of the Day are sublime!

Susan does a great job on Angel from Montgomery, also. Also like the way she does Stevie Wonder's Love's in Need of Love

Blue Cheer did a great cover of Summertime Blues

Eva Cassiday's Somewhere Over the Rainbow


jessica0717 - 4/11/2008 at 11:25 PM

Widespread Panic's version of Cat Stevens' "Trouble" is right up there for me. Especially the 7.3.07 version from Las Vegas. There's way too many to list them all.


Fujirich - 4/12/2008 at 01:58 AM

Many have credited All Along The Watchtower to Jimi

Just a different opinion, but I think Dave Mason plays THE definitive version


BarrySmith - 4/12/2008 at 02:43 AM

Although on the surface it's just a jam, the ABB surely brought Donovan's "There Will Be A Mountain" to soaring new heights. I wonder if Donovan was astonished how they took his simple acoustic ditty and turned it into a warhorse mega-jam that went on for over a half hour!!


TopDroog - 4/12/2008 at 04:00 AM

There's a CD by a guy named Chris Smither called Another Way to Find You.

On that CD, he performs my favorite covers of: Statesboro Blues, Friend of the Devil, Down in the Flood, and Tulane.

Funny thing is, I don't care for Smither's original music, but he can sure sing and play some cover tunes - and I love his fingerpicking style.


DTfan - 4/12/2008 at 01:57 PM

If any body ever heard of Tin Men..."the Immigrant Song"

Kinda funny if you ask me... http://www.tinmenmusic.com/home.html

[Edited on 4/12/2008 by DTfan]


Mulehead1 - 4/12/2008 at 08:40 PM

Steve Earle with Sheryl Crowe- Time Has Come Today....Chambers Brothers
Lonnie Mack-Memphis....Chuck Berry
Foghat-I Just Want To Make Love To You.....Muddy Waters
Aerosmith-Come Together.....Beatles
Gary Moore-Shapes Of Things.....The Yardbirds
Robert Palmer...Can We Still Be Friends....Todd Rundgren
Warren Haynes Or Govt Mule-Anything....Anybody


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