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Title: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 13, 2009, 07:35:58 pm
Every now and then, an artist will do a cover of a previous song. There are covers that are better than the original (e.g. Stevie Wonder's cover of "We Can Work It Out", just about every cover Luther did). There are songs that should never be/have been touched by anyone other than the original artists (Mya, Pink, et al should never have been let anywhere near "Lady Marmalade").

So: original or cover?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on July 14, 2009, 12:22:15 am
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER- Hendrix stole it for life from Dylan. Cover

RESPECT- Otis Redding is great but Aretha jacked this song completely.Cover

WILDFLOWER- I don't know who made the original but it doesn't matter because they got had, took, hoodwinked out of their song. cover
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 14, 2009, 05:51:33 am
SUMMER BREEZE - Isley Brothers or Seals and Crofts?

HELLO, IT'S ME -Isley Brothers or Nazz?

TWIST AND SHOUT - Isley Brothers or the Beatles?

GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE - Beatles or Earth, Wind and Fire?

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Vic Vega on July 14, 2009, 07:21:28 am
SUMMER BREEZE - Isley Brothers or Seals and Crofts?

HELLO, IT'S ME -Isley Brothers or Nazz?

TWIST AND SHOUT - Isley Brothers or the Beatles?

GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE - Beatles or Earth, Wind and Fire?



The Isleys covered Twist and Shout???

Learn something new every day.

I love EWF's version of  GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE.

I like both versions of Summer Breeze about equally.

Here's some others:

Let's Stay Together: AL Green or Tina Turner?

La Vie en rose: Edith Piaf or Grace Jones?

Try a Little Tenderness: Otis Redding or The Commitments (or Jack Webb :P)?

McArthur Park: Donna Summer or Richard Harris?

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Hypestyle on July 14, 2009, 07:25:44 am
Run DMC's "Walk this Way">>>>> Aerosmith's...
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on July 14, 2009, 07:52:42 am
Here's a few off the top of my head:

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on July 14, 2009, 08:35:58 am
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/val.gif)

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Until You Come Back to Me - Stevie Wonder or Aretha Franklin or Luther Vandross?


Aretha owned this song.

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I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick or Aretha Franklin?


Aretha owns this one, too!

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Run DMC's "Walk this Way">>>>> Aerosmith's


This one's hard...!  Aerosmith's is the better 'cause it's so incoherent and the guitar licks are so good alongside the drumline but RUN DMC's version gave it more clarity.

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Let's Stay Together: AL Green or Tina Turner?


I'm sorry, but Tina tried... I mean, she really tried to kill it. You can hear the pleading in her inflections wanting to own this song but Mr. Green casually is the rightful owner of this song 'cause he makes making up sound sooo-o-o easy.

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McArthur Park: Donna Summer or Richard Harris?


There was a cover of McArthur Park(http://i3.tinypic.com/5xny6hg.jpg)

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HELLO, IT'S ME -Isley Brothers or Nazz?


Todd's version was the best, believe it or not because he sounds like a love-sick puppy tugging at the heartstrings which is the how the song should sound.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on July 14, 2009, 09:08:24 am
GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE - Beatles or Earth, Wind and Fire?


You should listen to the version by Blood, Sweat, and Tears.  David Clayton Thomas rocks it!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 15, 2009, 07:54:54 am
The Isley Brothers DID NOT cover TWIST AND SHOUT.

The Beatles COVERED it.

The Isley Brothers WROTE it.



Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 15, 2009, 07:56:38 am
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/val.gif)
  • Emotion - Samantha Sang, Denise Williams/Johnny Mathis or Destiny's Child
    Each version is quite nice but I prefer the Niecy/Mathis duet because it's the first one I've heard and grown to love Williams' restraint high pitches.

I will vote for the Destiny's Child version here...I really love it.[/list]
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on July 15, 2009, 09:11:19 am
SUMMER BREEZE - Isley Brothers or Seals and Crofts?
Nod to the Isleys for the guitar solo.

HELLO, IT'S ME -Isley Brothers or Nazz?
Isleys

TWIST AND SHOUT - Isley Brothers or the Beatles?
It's an Isley sweep! They may be one of the underrated great groups of all time.

GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE - Beatles or Earth, Wind and Fire?
EW&F easily. I always found the Beatles version pretty bland. The song has great bones though.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on July 15, 2009, 06:13:22 pm
TWIST AND SHOUT - Isley Brothers or the Beatles?
It's an Isley sweep! They may be one of the underrated great groups of all time.

I think the Beatles spiced this up and made it the version most people think of today.  I like most Isley Bros songs as written but am not always as big a fan of the execution.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on July 15, 2009, 07:49:10 pm
The Isley Brothers DID NOT cover TWIST AND SHOUT.

The Beatles COVERED it.

The Isley Brothers WROTE it.


While looking for the two versions online to compare, I discovered the following on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_and_Shout):
"Twist and Shout" is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns. It was originally recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles, with John Lennon on the lead vocals, and originally released on their first album Please Please Me.

I always thought it was an Isley Brothers original too. They were the first to have a hit with it.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 15, 2009, 08:51:02 pm
The Isley Brothers DID NOT cover TWIST AND SHOUT.

The Beatles COVERED it.

The Isley Brothers WROTE it.


While looking for the two versions online to compare, I discovered the following on Wikipedia ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_and_Shout[/url]):
"Twist and Shout" is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns. It was originally recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles, with John Lennon on the lead vocals, and originally released on their first album Please Please Me.

I always thought it was an Isley Brothers original too. They were the first to have a hit with it.


Well, darn!  Glad I won't be saying the wrong thing anymore. 

It's likely that the Beatles heard the Isley version, since that one was the hit.  Anyone know for sure?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Emperorjones on July 16, 2009, 03:00:35 am
I always liked Troop's covers of "All I Do Is Think of You" and "Sweet November". Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U", Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You", Black Crowes' "Hard to Handle", Omar Chandler's "This Must Be Heaven", Ki-Ci's "If You Think You're Lonely Now", LTD's "Love Ballad" (well, I'm not sure if they were the original, George Benson, or someone else), Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All", Aaliyah's "At Your Best (Remix)", most of the Luther and Isley Brothers covers

Thought of some more (not all of these were better than the originals, but many were as good):
En Vogue-"Giving Something He Can Feel"
H-Town-"A Thin Line Between Love and Hate"
Jagged Edge-"All Out of Love"
Mel'issa Morgan-"Do Me Baby"
Jesse and Trina-"Where Is the Love"
After Seven-"Sarah Smile"
Prince-"I Can't Make You Love Me"
Gladys Knight-"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Keith Sweat-"Just a Touch"
Prophet Jones-"Cry Together"
Pure Soul/O'Jays-"Stairway to Heaven" (Remix)
Xscape-"Am I Dreaming"
Usher/Monica-"Slow Jam"
Silk-"Ebony Eyes"
Al. B. Sure!-"Killin' Me Softly"
Fugees-"Killin' Me Softly"
Lauryn Hill-"Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
Gerald Levert/Mary J. Blige-"That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha"
Guy-"Yearnin' For Your Love"
D'Angelo-"Heaven Must Be Like This", "Cruisin'"
All4One-"I Swear"
Taral Hicks-"Silly"
Mary J. Blige-"Sweet Thing"
R. Kelly-"Hey Love," "Sadie"
Gerald Albright-"This is the for the lover in you"
Donell Jones-"My Cherie Amor"
Eva Cassidy-"Time after Time", "Fields of Gold"
Tevin Campbell-"Strawberry Letter 23"
Whitney Houston-"I'm Every Woman"
Nas/Lauryn Hill-"If I Ruled the World" (not sure if its a cover)
LL Cool J-"Ain't Nobody" (not sure it its a cover)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: TripleX on July 18, 2009, 01:28:41 pm
^Alot of those weren't as good as the original.

Maxwell's "This Woman's Work" $#*ts on Kate Bush's version.

The same can be said for Dru Hill's version of "The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)" Vs. the Dell's.

Dru Hill's "Love's Train" is just as good as Con Funk Shun's if not better.

Nina Simone's "Here Comes The Sun" is far superior to the Beatles.

If you want to hear something truly bizzare listen to Joni Mitchell's cover of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man".

One I can't call is "The Makings Of You" I like Gladys Knight and Curtis Mayfield's versions equally and for different reasons.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 19, 2009, 07:15:03 pm
If you want to hear something truly bizzare listen to Joni Mitchell's cover of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man".


Just found it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8SgNy11eI
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Princesa on July 25, 2009, 04:11:26 pm
How deep is your love--Bee Gees or Portrait? (Portrait)

Overjoyed-- Stevie Wonder or MJB? (tie)

Tears in Heaven--Eric Clapton or Portrait? (Portrait; yeah I just got that cd)

Killing me softly-- Roberta Flack or Lauryn/Fugees? (tie)

I love emotion by DC as well

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 25, 2009, 07:16:20 pm
Some other cover versions of "Killing Me Softly":

One by Alicia Keys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ruGsd0ei78)
One by Shirley Bassey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lsJ3eyrMAM)
One by Luther Vandross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Ti4OmaNeI)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Hypestyle on July 27, 2009, 05:38:52 pm
Regarding Twist and Shout:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_and_Shout
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on July 29, 2009, 10:24:52 am

Killing me softly-- Roberta Flack or Lauryn/Fugees? (tie)



I'm gonna have to give it to Ms. Flack because of how she establishes mood in her session; Roberta Flack gives a performance as if she was reporting a heinous, personal crime with deep, deep regret.

Ms. Hill's session is a dance record so (to me) it sounds impersonal, as if she was calling out to all the 'players' guys inside the dance halls, informing the less informed.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cage on July 29, 2009, 12:27:11 pm
Anything Luther sang (original or cover).
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on July 29, 2009, 03:07:39 pm

Killing me softly-- Roberta Flack or Lauryn/Fugees? (tie)



I'm gonna have to give it to Ms. Flack because of how she establishes mood in her session; Roberta Flack gives a performance as if she was reporting a heinous, personal crime with deep, deep regret.

Ms. Hill's session is a dance record so (to me) it sounds impersonal, as if she was calling out to all the 'players' guys inside the dance halls, informing the less informed.

IAWB. Roberta Flack performed it as a grown-up woman.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on July 30, 2009, 12:17:08 pm

Killing me softly-- Roberta Flack or Lauryn/Fugees? (tie)



I'm gonna have to give it to Ms. Flack because of how she establishes mood in her session; Roberta Flack gives a performance as if she was reporting a heinous, personal crime with deep, deep regret.

Ms. Hill's session is a dance record so (to me) it sounds impersonal, as if she was calling out to all the 'players' guys inside the dance halls, informing the less informed.

IAWB. Roberta Flack performed it as a grown-up woman.



How 'bout this one:

You've got a friend -  James Taylor  or the duet  Roberta Flack f/ Donny Hathaway?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 21, 2009, 07:40:41 am
Mystery - Manhattan Transfer or Anita Baker?

I believe Manhattan Transfer has this one over Ms. Baker tenfold!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 28, 2009, 02:30:17 pm
More Love -  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles or  Kim Carnes



Kim owned it.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Wise Son on September 12, 2009, 06:31:46 am
I've been using and loving the music aplication Spotify, and I've built up a playlist entirey of covers and remixes (well mostly remixes, but I'm always adding to it).

So far I've got:

Nina Simone - The House of the Rising Sun (Animals?), Everybody's gone to the Moon (Jonathan King)
Johnny Cash - (well, he did albums of covers, but I like...) Hurt (Nine Inch Nails), In My Life (The Beatles), Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode), Won't back down (Pretender?)
Stevie Wonder - We Can Work it Out (Beatles)
Mark Ronson - Just (Radiohead), Stop Me (The Smiths)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Wise Son on September 12, 2009, 06:33:41 am
Ms. Hill's session is a dance record so (to me) it sounds impersonal, as if she was calling out to all the 'players' guys inside the dance halls, informing the less informed.
Dancehall, yeah? I preferred the more obviously dancehall version of the track from later on The Score, "Killin' a soundbwoy with this song..." ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on October 26, 2009, 09:34:34 am
Am I The Same Girl?  Barbara Acklin or Swing Out Sister?

- or -

Soulful Strut  by - Young Holt Unlimited or Grover Washington Jr.?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on October 26, 2009, 10:54:27 am
Am I The Same Girl?  Barbara Acklin or Swing Out Sister?

- or -

Soulful Strut  by - Young Holt Unlimited or Grover Washington Jr.?

Originals on both
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Jenn on October 26, 2009, 09:19:35 pm
Some of you should not be allowed to own radios. You know who you are.

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HELLO, IT'S ME -Isley Brothers or Nazz?

Todd Rundgren > Nazz > Isleys.

I tend to go for Stevie's "Light My Fire" above all, as abstract as it was. Oh, and Martha and the Vandellas cover of "Something" is incredible.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Vic Vega on October 30, 2009, 07:26:10 am
Common People-Pulp's version or William Shatner's?

Don't laugh.

Will's version kills: It sounds like a pissed off dude ranting in some bar somewhere which is the entire point of the thing.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on October 30, 2009, 09:43:53 am
Common People-Pulp's version or William Shatner's?

Don't laugh.

Will's version kills: It sounds like a pissed off dude ranting in some bar somewhere which is the entire point of the thing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWEM4gZhg4
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Vic Vega on October 30, 2009, 10:05:12 am
Common People-Pulp's version or William Shatner's?

Don't laugh.

Will's version kills: It sounds like a pissed off dude ranting in some bar somewhere which is the entire point of the thing.


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWEM4gZhg4[/url]


 ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Redjack on November 01, 2009, 10:31:27 am
I like Mandy Moore's acoustic cover version of UMBRELLA better than Rhainna's original.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 21, 2009, 06:22:35 am
"Love On A Two Way Street"  -  The Moments or Stacy Lattisaw?


This set of songs contain a lot of music history worth mentioning:

The original song was a #1 hot song for 5 weeks in 1970 and became the first gold single for a little known label called Stang Records.  The song was revived in 1981 by 13 year old Washington D.C. native, Stacy Lattisaw and producer/songwriter/drummer Narada Michael Walden, going #2 on the R&B charts.

In 2009, you can clearly hear the sample from the original record intro in Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's "Empire State Of Mind", which I've been hearing on the radio at least 5x a day for a month.

All that trivia is fine and good, but didja know that "Love On A Two Way Street" was originally co-written by singer/songwriter/entrepeneur  Sylvia Robinson?  ...the founder of SugarHill Records? ...the first record company dedicated specifically for Hip-Hop?



EDITED FOR CLARITY
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Vic Vega on December 21, 2009, 02:03:23 pm
"Love On A Two Way Street"  -  The Moments or Stacy Lattisaw?


This set of songs contain a lot of music history worth mentioning:

The original song was a #1 hot song for 5 weeks in 1970 and became the first gold single for a little known label called Stang Records.  The song was revived in 1981 by 13 year old Washington D.C. native, Stacy Lattisaw and producer/songwriter/drummer Narada Michael Walden, going #2 on the R&B charts.

In 2009, you can clearly hear the sample from Walden's intro in Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's "Empire State Of Mind", which I've been hearing on the radio at least 5x a day for a month.

All that trivia is fine and good, but didja know that "Love On A Two Way Street" was originally co-written by singer/songwriter/entrepeneur  Sylvia Robinson?  ...the founder of SugarHill Records? ...the first record company dedicated specifically for Hip-Hop?

That's a new one on me.

I will say I always liked the Stacy Lattisaw version. In an era where every other
female R&B vocalist had serious pipes, she never got as big as I thought she was going to.

Did anybody mention NIN's Hurt versus Johnny Cash's Hurt? 
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on December 21, 2009, 02:14:23 pm
Did anybody mention NIN's Hurt versus Johnny Cash's Hurt? 

Or Cash vs. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

I prefer Cash on both.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 22, 2009, 08:25:25 am

I will say I always liked the Stacy Lattisaw version. In an era where every other
female R&B vocalist had serious pipes, she never got as big as I thought she was going to. 


Yeah, I agree, Stacy Lattisaw's perfected the original.

The original is a masterpiece too, given what little the musicians had to work with. Stacy Lattisaw's version had the advantage of a top notch producer attached to it.

From what I remember, Lattisaw did a lot backup singing for a lot of R&B hits in the 80s and 90s.  Check the credits on some of your collection.  To me,  she really didn't fit in with the glamour and pretentious Hollywood-like, video music era. This happened for a lot of excellent vocalist of that time.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Vic Vega on December 23, 2009, 01:47:18 pm
O.K. here's where I lose everybody but Battle.

Strawberry Letter 23: Bros. Johnson version, the Tevin Cambell version or the Shuggie Otis version?

Rebel Rebel:  David Bowie's version or Seu Jorge's?(The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is worth seeing just for the music alone-and its a GREAT film).

I Know Its Gonna Happen Someday: Morressy or David Bowie. Bowie sonded like he meant it and Morressy sounded lke he didn't even believe the lyrics himself. ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on December 24, 2009, 08:40:55 pm
O.K. here's where I lose everybody but Battle.

Strawberry Letter 23: Bros. Johnson version, the Tevin Cambell version or the Shuggie Otis version?

Rebel Rebel:  David Bowie's version or Seu Jorge's?(The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is worth seeing just for the music alone-and its a GREAT film).

I Know Its Gonna Happen Someday: Morressy or David Bowie. Bowie sonded like he meant it and Morressy sounded lke he didn't even believe the lyrics himself. ;D
Brothers Johnson took it from Shuggie, who did a great job himself.

Every time I go to Amoeba (basically the last record store in LA) I walk to the soundtrack section and think "there's something I want here...." but can't remember to buy the LIFE AQUATIC soundtrack.   But based on his cover of LIFE ON MARS (is that the right title?) which I heard him do live at the Hollywood Bowl, I go for Seu Jorge.

Haven't heard Bowie's version of SOMEDAY, but I gotta think that's a dead heat.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on December 24, 2009, 08:41:49 pm

I tend to go for Stevie's "Light My Fire" above all, as abstract as it was.

Ever hear Jose Feliciano's version? 
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Jenn on December 27, 2009, 12:19:44 pm
Unfortunately.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 27, 2009, 01:52:28 pm
"All I Do Is Think of You"

The original version by the Jackson 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcYS7Q9LzWY

The cover by Troop, the version some of us grew up listening to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oe59V9hT7w

I refuse to acknowledge the B5 version.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Jenn on January 02, 2010, 03:14:11 pm
Let's take this a step further: what happens when artists cover themselves? DNA/Susanne Vega's Tom's Diner's is a good example. Most people aren't even aware that there IS an original version, and a lot of you won't recognize it at all until the last 10 seconds. This is half-remix, half-cover:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66rDVkaK4w

___


We mentioned Hello It's Me, so here's another Todd example. He reportedly disliked the album version of A Dream Goes on Forever (you'll have to find it), and has never done it in concert the way it was recorded, preferring a piano version instead:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR8my3ICqpI
____


James Taylor is another one who redid his own song. Most people remember Carolina in My Mind as this slow, sleepy little tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gic6B-B6rpg

...but the original was a bad Beatles ripoff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaFmAH-hRdI
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: stanleyballard on January 05, 2010, 08:49:07 am
Stevie Wonder "Too Shy To Say" or Diana Ross cover of it?

Prince "I Feel for You" or Chaka Khan cover of it?

Joni Mitchell "Yellow Taxi" or Janet Jackson cover of it?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on January 06, 2010, 11:56:53 am

Prince "I Feel for You" or Chaka Khan cover of it?



Chaka Khan's version.

One could say that she was the first one to  lay the template for the Hip Hop/R&B dance single using Prince's song.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 06, 2010, 05:17:11 pm
Cherrelle's "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", Robert Palmer's cover, or Mariah Carey's cover?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Jenn on January 06, 2010, 06:25:27 pm
Robert Palmer = instafail at all times.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Jenn on January 06, 2010, 06:26:34 pm
Nasty: Janet Jackson or Sondra Prill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFrmFhXkr0)?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on January 06, 2010, 06:57:20 pm
Nasty: Janet Jackson or Sondra Prill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFrmFhXkr0)?

Wow!  WOW.  I made it about 20 seconds.  How do you find these things?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 06, 2010, 07:02:32 pm
Nasty:Sondra Prill ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFrmFhXkr0[/url])


OK, WTF was that?!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: zulu801 on January 09, 2010, 07:04:03 am
Nasty:Sondra Prill ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZFrmFhXkr0[/url])


OK, WTF was that?!


Humor good for the soul.  Nice, Jenn
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: zulu801 on January 09, 2010, 07:13:02 am
Let's take this a step further: what happens when artists cover themselves? DNA/Susanne Vega's Tom's Diner's is a good example. Most people aren't even aware that there IS an original version, and a lot of you won't recognize it at all until the last 10 seconds. This is half-remix, half-cover:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66rDVkaK4w[/url]

___


We mentioned Hello It's Me, so here's another Todd example. He reportedly disliked the album version of A Dream Goes on Forever (you'll have to find it), and has never done it in concert the way it was recorded, preferring a piano version instead:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR8my3ICqpI[/url]
____


James Taylor is another one who redid his own song. Most people remember Carolina in My Mind as this slow, sleepy little tune...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gic6B-B6rpg[/url]

...but the original was a bad Beatles ripoff.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaFmAH-hRdI[/url]



I believe Earth, Wind & Fire's "Love Holiday" we enjoy listening on the radio is not the first version. 
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: TripleX on January 14, 2010, 08:22:58 pm
Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds

The Beatles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7F2X3rSSCU&feature=related

Elton John
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zWSJQvFTg4

I didn't know EJ's was a cover until Ringo was on Jimmy Fallon and the Roots played it. The video is dope, but EJ's hits a groove at 4 minutes that trumps all that lsd inspired animation.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 12, 2010, 03:23:29 pm
"Gloria"

Enchantment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ORpTUMCw3Q

Jesse Powell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR1TlOfuN9U
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on February 12, 2010, 09:30:39 pm
"Gloria"

Enchantment:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ORpTUMCw3Q[/url]

Jesse Powell:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR1TlOfuN9U[/url]

Damn good one, but the clarity and crispness of the original is insane. 
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 14, 2010, 06:45:44 am
A song that never should have been remade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7fPpxAnuM

And yet they did, anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on February 14, 2010, 07:44:30 am
A song that never should have been remade:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7fPpxAnuM[/url]

And yet they did, anyway:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI[/url]


I know its for a good cause but I really think this new version is horrible.  The people in the video, much like in the original, seem so affected, its silly.  Plus, all of the autotune at the end was a mess.  If they can't sing without it, don't bother putting them in.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Magic Wand on February 14, 2010, 11:11:39 am
A song that never should have been remade:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7fPpxAnuM[/url]

And yet they did, anyway:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI[/url]


I don't mind the reamke as much as I mind not knowing MOST of the people in it.
Who ARE those people?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on May 24, 2010, 08:47:49 pm
"Me and Mrs. Jones"

The original version by Billy Paul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teOM9y-dV7s

Cover by the Dramatics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl9HUtTxJ4g

Cover by Freddie Jackson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYC6fBBukvE

Rare cover by Stevie Wonder:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-AH-y06haY

Cover by Michael Bublé:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b52xVnZBs7E
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on May 25, 2010, 06:49:25 am
Good collection. Thanks for posting up the links, JR. Here's my ballot in order:
 
I'm partial to the Dramatics' version. (And you've gotta love the Soul Train performance video.) The vocal arrangements are off the chain.

And there's nothing wrong with the original.

Stevie's version is fascinating. Sparse arrangement but full of personality. I had never heard this before.

The Michael Buble big band version has its moments. It's a tribute to the song that it has the good bones to support that kind of treatment. This was a new rendition for me too.

The Freddie Jackson version sounds a little dated and lackluster to me. Not bad but pulling up the rear in this group.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 25, 2010, 06:55:55 am
Good collection. Thanks for posting up the links, JR. Here's my ballot in order:
 
I'm partial to the Dramatics' version. (And you've gotta love the Soul Train performance video.) The vocal arrangements are off the chain.

And there's nothing wrong with the original.

Stevie's version is fascinating. Sparse arrangement but full of personality. I had never heard this before.

The Michael Buble big band version has its moments. It's a tribute to the song that it has the good bones to support that kind of treatment. This was a new rendition for me too.

The Freddie Jackson version sounds a little dated and lackluster to me. Not bad but pulling up the rear in this group.

I'm gonna shock everyone and agree with this ranking order.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on May 25, 2010, 08:38:00 pm
Foud another one by Hall and Oates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt1eSyeD-3Q
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on May 28, 2010, 07:13:04 pm
"Love's Holiday"

The original by EWF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY7WO0_wAJ4

A cover by Mint Condition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fIO6TOVzI

A cover by Lalah Hathaway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttxEVpxq86o
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on August 07, 2010, 07:45:41 pm
"I Love Every Little Thing About You":

The original by Stevie Wonder:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCDWMqWZbqQ

Cover by Syreeta:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSbPwkFzQgE

Cover by Aretha Franklin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbplmC7rpI

Cover by Charlene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0CNhT7HCdo

Cover by Rhianna (not Rihanna):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tYAfYuXtg
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on August 08, 2010, 07:40:19 am
"I Love Every Little Thing About You":

The original by Stevie Wonder:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCDWMqWZbqQ[/url]

Cover by Syreeta:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSbPwkFzQgE[/url]

Cover by Aretha Franklin:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbplmC7rpI[/url]

Cover by Charlene:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0CNhT7HCdo[/url]

Cover by Rhianna (not Rihanna):

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tYAfYuXtg[/url]


Great one JR. 

Stevie and Syreeta (produced by Stevie) are toe to toe.

Everybody else (including Aretha!) needs to leave it alone.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on August 08, 2010, 04:18:27 pm
"I Love Every Little Thing About You":

The original by Stevie Wonder:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCDWMqWZbqQ[/url]

Cover by Syreeta:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSbPwkFzQgE[/url]

Cover by Aretha Franklin:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbplmC7rpI[/url]

Cover by Charlene:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0CNhT7HCdo[/url]

Cover by Rhianna (not Rihanna):

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tYAfYuXtg[/url]


Great one JR. 

Stevie and Syreeta (produced by Stevie) are toe to toe.

Everybody else (including Aretha!) needs to leave it alone.

Nice list. I am appreciating Stevie as a song writer more and more.
I agree with Reggie's rankings but I give the nod to the original in a split decision.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on August 08, 2010, 04:55:06 pm
"Love's Holiday"

The original by EWF:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY7WO0_wAJ4[/url]

A cover by Mint Condition:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fIO6TOVzI[/url]

A cover by Lalah Hathaway:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttxEVpxq86o[/url]

The original in a run-away.
In a distant second-place, I'll take the Lelah Hathaway version. 
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 17, 2010, 10:48:04 am
Is it true that Queen Latifah did a remake of "Hello Stranger"   ?   


I wasn't certain I heard right but I think I heard a respectable version of that song this morning and the DJ mentioned her name as the artist.

I was totally floored! :D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on August 17, 2010, 10:58:48 am
Is it true that Queen Latifah did a remake of "Hello Stranger"   ?   


I wasn't certain I heard right but I think I heard a respectable version of that song this morning and the DJ mentioned her name as the artist.

I was totally floored! :D


Yeah, it's from her The Dana Owens Album (http://www.amazon.com/Dana-Owens-Album-Queen-Latifah/dp/B0002XL1XU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282067537&sr=8-3) project of her doing jazz standards and some R&B classics. It's aiight. I have it but don't listen to it much which probably says it all. I applaud the effort but I don't love the results.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 18, 2010, 12:01:55 pm
Is it true that Queen Latifah did a remake of "Hello Stranger"   ?   


I wasn't certain I heard right but I think I heard a respectable version of that song this morning and the DJ mentioned her name as the artist.

I was totally floored! :D


Yeah, it's from her The Dana Owens Album ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Dana-Owens-Album-Queen-Latifah/dp/B0002XL1XU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282067537&sr=8-3[/url]) project of her doing jazz standards and some R&B classics. It's aiight. I have it but don't listen to it much which probably says it all. I applaud the effort but I don't love the results.





I've always wondered what songs came off that album...


Barbera Lewis's  "Hello Stranger" has got to be one of my all time favorites and if the Queen covered that song, I have even more respect for her than I already have! :)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on August 28, 2010, 06:10:12 pm
Barbara Lewis' version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLvv3OC8fxc

A version by the Supremes (after Diana left) and the Four Tops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N2JFUdgVNQ

A version by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boZa-anhMV8

A version by Paula and the Latinaires:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q34PWI1B1Q

A version by Brown Sugar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4QLoog5740

A version by Yvonne Elliman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oZEPnUk3ZQ

Queen Latifah's version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ8fyv9L4Gg
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on September 12, 2010, 03:02:12 pm
"Always and Forever"

The original by Heatwave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVhFFaRuul8

The cover by Whistle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mX4Vg04wTc

A cover by Christopher Williams that I didn't know about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKr1sWiZZlQ

The cover by Luther Vandross:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDmMf0533fc

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on October 29, 2010, 06:31:35 pm
I was surprised when I found out Vanessa Williams' "Dreamin" was actually a cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lO4UQVrsA

And here's the original version by Guinn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCAMD5AYhGY
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cheirel on November 08, 2010, 07:44:09 pm
Is it true that Queen Latifah did a remake of "Hello Stranger"   ?   


I wasn't certain I heard right but I think I heard a respectable version of that song this morning and the DJ mentioned her name as the artist.

I was totally floored! :D


Yeah, it's from her The Dana Owens Album ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Dana-Owens-Album-Queen-Latifah/dp/B0002XL1XU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282067537&sr=8-3[/url]) project of her doing jazz standards and some R&B classics. It's aiight. I have it but don't listen to it much which probably says it all. I applaud the effort but I don't love the results.





I've always wondered what songs came off that album...


Barbera Lewis's  "Hello Stranger" has got to be one of my all time favorites and if the Queen covered that song, I have even more respect for her than I already have! :)









Believe it or not the Dana Owens CD is quite good. I use to keep in the car all the time
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 09, 2010, 08:16:22 am
Believe it or not the Dana Owens CD is quite good. I use to keep in the car all the time

I really enjoyed it too!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on November 09, 2010, 09:35:44 am
Not to hate on Ms. Owens but do you all listen to real other jazz singers?  ;)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JLI Jesse on November 09, 2010, 11:10:39 am
Not to hate on Ms. Owens but do you all listen to real other jazz singers?  ;)



 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???  ???
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/d/dj-jazzy-jeff-the-fresh-prince/album-hes-the-dj-im-the-rapper.jpg)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


But seriously, I love the Beatles but can also get down with Party in the USA.  The Beatles are obviously better but still enjoy Miley (in small doses  :P )
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cheirel on November 09, 2010, 02:07:47 pm
Yeah, Curt I do. I never really considered the cd truly a jazz cd just more none rap.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on November 09, 2010, 03:36:39 pm
Yeah, Curt I do. I never really considered the cd truly a jazz cd just more none rap.

I understand. I was just wondering what was the frame of reference.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 01, 2010, 09:18:43 am
"I Try"

Angela Bofill's original version:

Angela Bofill I Try 1979 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADRJcSrkwFc#)

Will Downing's cover:

Will Downing - I Try (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4VAp6CN0x0#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on December 01, 2010, 09:35:08 am
Damn, JR. I was just listening to Angela Bofill's version this morning. Talk about timely.

The Will Downing version is pretty good but I prefer the original. It's her signature song.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 02, 2010, 07:27:04 am
>>>Curtis Metcalf
What about  Ms Bofill's '''Angel of the Night''?'
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on December 02, 2010, 08:59:10 am
>>>Curtis Metcalf
What about  Ms Bofill's '''Angel of the Night''?'

Also a great song. But one song to identify her? I think it's "I Try". More opportunity to show off her pipes.
I'm pretty sure that was the climax of her show. Like "Home" is for Stephanie Mills.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 03, 2010, 07:21:59 pm

Also a great song. But one song to identify her? I think it's "I Try". More opportunity to show off her pipes.





You're right...   I'm listening to it now.   I remember this now...  goodness...! :'(  The production is so nice, makes you wanna cry.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 15, 2010, 08:16:24 pm
"Knocks Me Off My Feet"

The original version by Stevie Wonder:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwSuPXMHhaE

Cover by Donnell Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2JtJVGHp6c

Cover by Luther Vandross:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JNpXHrZJFw

Cover by Tevin Campbell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps-1CbNmQGQ
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on December 16, 2010, 08:00:17 am
I think the lesson here is don't f*ck with Stevie.
And if you do, you better be as great as Luther Vandross.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 05, 2011, 07:14:02 pm
"One Hundred Ways"

James Ingram's original version:

James Ingram w/Quincy Jones - One Hundred Ways (1982) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbfcmjiBOo8#)

Live version by Stevie Wonder:

Stevie Wonder - One Hundred Ways (James Ingram Original) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TpA3FW0V0#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 07, 2011, 09:04:45 pm
"Our Love"

The original version by Natalie Cole:

! Private video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkD6wgdggyk#)

Cover version by Mary J. Blige:

Mary J. Blige Our Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7xnJbKdUEM#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cheirel on January 10, 2011, 07:21:50 pm
Our Love ~Natalie Cole hands down and if its the long version it will make you wanna slap somebody!

I do love some Mary J but ...nope not this one!!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on January 11, 2011, 01:10:39 pm
Our Love ~Natalie Cole hands down and if its the long version it will make you wanna slap somebody!

I do love some Mary J but ...nope not this one!!




You've got good taste in music...

When I clicked on Ms. Cole's link and listened, I was instantly transported to the winter of 1978, quietly sitting in the corner reading a huge box of comic books my next door neighbor gave to me while Natalie's "Our Love" was blaring on my mother's Hi Fi in the living room.     Over and over and over again! :)
Good memories...
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 11, 2011, 09:48:01 pm
"Strawberry Letter 23"

The original version by Shugge Otis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeXBm3IwOTM

The Brothers Johnson version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbxUtFDKz8k

Tevin Campbell version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia69Zenx8b4
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on January 15, 2011, 08:23:47 pm
Wow!   I DID NOT KNOW THAT 'Strawberry Letter 23' by The Brothers Johnson was a cover! :o :D ;D


My mind is officially blown!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cheirel on January 15, 2011, 10:03:15 pm
Battle thank you for the kind words! And that makes two of us about Strawberry letter 23!! As many times as I have listened I thought they were the first  :-[
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on January 22, 2011, 07:18:22 pm
"The Closer I Get To You"

The original version by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egx1cI7yCbA

Cover by Luther Vandross and Beyonce:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I0x3CRTrS0

Cover by a group called For Lovers Only:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNq02GW6_EQ
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 03, 2011, 12:45:57 pm
"Do Me Baby"

The original Prince version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StxizUfvtig

The cover by Meli'sa Morgan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSdeE7Zvu0

"I Feel For You"

The original Prince version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtzweq-yYdw

The Chaka Khan cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f1bLxBE3q8
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on February 10, 2011, 12:37:23 pm
The Isley Brothers - Work to Do


- or -


The Main Ingredient - Work to Do


- or -


Vanessa Williams - Work to Do


?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 16, 2011, 07:30:56 pm
The Isley Brothers - Work to Do


- or -


The Main Ingredient - Work to Do


- or -


Vanessa Williams - Work to Do


?

Isleys and Main Ingredient tied for first with Vanessa in second.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on February 19, 2011, 08:14:39 pm
How 'bout...


The Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle



--- or ---



Denise Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle


?
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 20, 2011, 07:04:33 pm
How 'bout...


The Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle



--- or ---



Denise Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle


?

I didn't even know Niecy's version was a cover.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on March 04, 2011, 06:21:49 pm
"Love Won't Let Me Wait"

The original version by Major Harris:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAFluMiwIo

The cover by Luther Vandross:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEwoU6cvYVY

Performance by Jamie Foxx:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RAbGtIBVMg

Cover by John Legend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZDBEedxaGs

Cover by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2E6FIRn9eE
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cage on March 12, 2011, 02:39:13 pm
"The Closer I Get To You"

The original version by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egx1cI7yCbA[/url]

Cover by Luther Vandross and Beyonce:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I0x3CRTrS0[/url]

Cover by a group called For Lovers Only:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNq02GW6_EQ[/url]


In most contests I'll take Luther, BUT Donny and Roberta are untouchable here. And surprisingly (at least to me) Beyonce did a good job. I thought she would have been badly exposed singing with Luther.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cage on March 12, 2011, 02:40:08 pm
"Do Me Baby"

The original Prince version:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StxizUfvtig[/url]

The cover by Meli'sa Morgan:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSdeE7Zvu0[/url]

"I Feel For You"

The original Prince version:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtzweq-yYdw[/url]

The Chaka Khan cover:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f1bLxBE3q8[/url]


In a close one Prince over Me'Lisa.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Cage on March 12, 2011, 02:40:58 pm
"Love Won't Let Me Wait"

The original version by Major Harris:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAFluMiwIo[/url]

The cover by Luther Vandross:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEwoU6cvYVY[/url]

Performance by Jamie Foxx:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RAbGtIBVMg[/url]

Cover by John Legend:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZDBEedxaGs[/url]

Cover by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2E6FIRn9eE[/url]

 Luther by light years especially the live version.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on March 29, 2011, 01:30:56 pm
Ruby Andrews - Casanova


--or--


Coffee - Casanova


???
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on April 15, 2011, 08:10:17 pm
Ruby Andrews - Casanova


--or--


Coffee - Casanova


???


Just listened to both and I have to say Ruby.

Now..."As We Lay"

Shirley Murdock:

http://youtu.be/Xr9E6nAnoaY

Kelly Price:

http://youtu.be/sxL3eXVFr8M

Just for completion, Dana Harris:

http://youtu.be/J_pFLMXdaWA
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on April 26, 2011, 08:10:52 pm
"Oh Mary Don't You Weep"

The Caravans:

http://youtu.be/c5UDBf9Q2bc (http://youtu.be/c5UDBf9Q2bc)

Aretha Franklin:

http://youtu.be/xIX6btGIn8w (http://youtu.be/xIX6btGIn8w)

Trin-I-Tee 5:7:

http://youtu.be/lr3hKIyXKBU (http://youtu.be/lr3hKIyXKBU)

Yolanda Adams:

http://youtu.be/9zu__H8l_DA (http://youtu.be/9zu__H8l_DA)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 27, 2011, 07:01:10 am
Give me Take 6:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PDP2xF3OGk
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on April 27, 2011, 07:11:21 am
That Take 6 version on Arsenio's show was excellent!

...but sorry, for me, it has to be Aretha's version. She takes it 'Down South'.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 27, 2011, 10:37:43 am
That Take 6 version on Arsenio's show was excellent!

...but sorry, for me, it has to be Aretha's version. She takes it 'Down South'.

It's hard to go wrong with Aretha. Just a preference in styles for me. It's definitely a hard choice though.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on April 27, 2011, 09:05:04 pm
Another version by the Gospel All-Stars:

http://youtu.be/lVwhBendHds
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on May 09, 2011, 08:02:57 pm
"Question Is"

Original version by the Winans:

http://youtu.be/XTGaZXsRgvo (http://youtu.be/XTGaZXsRgvo)

Cover by Men of Standard:

http://youtu.be/Z-QFrAXJ0BI (http://youtu.be/Z-QFrAXJ0BI)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on June 01, 2011, 06:42:58 am
Lorraine Ellison -  I Dig You Baby

-- or --

Jerry Butler - I Dig You Baby


-- or --


KiKi Dee - I Dig You Baby




 :-\
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on June 10, 2011, 08:57:32 am
"Silly"

Deniece Williams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzqPOK6RmsE

Taral Hicks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRGSJWel8rU
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Funkenstein on June 21, 2011, 05:32:41 pm
This doesn't feel right but it is what it is...

Song: Little Wing written by Jimi Hendrix

There are a gang of covers of this one but I'm only considering three, and my rankings are:

1. Billy Cobham & WDR Big Band w/ Bullock  (can't find online)
2. Sting    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCrpAsX1w4Y
3. Jimi Hendrix     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqzZUJN-jfI
4. Santana w/ Joe Cocker     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG6J5eY19wA



JIMI in Third Place?!?  BLASPHEMY! I know.

The WDR version is off the charts. A great song with great performances, and backed by a big ass band.  The horns at the end are a clencher.

Now, Sting's version....DAMN.  This was on the Nothing Like the Sun album with Hiram Bullock, Kenny Kirkland, Branford Marcalis....heat!

When I heard Santana was coming out with a version and Cocker was doing the vocals, I started shaking in anticipation.  It was a no-go.  Just barley interesting.



I took a quick Google on it and I'll have to check out some of the notable others and append the list.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 20, 2011, 09:00:31 pm
"Yearning for your Love"

The original Gap Band version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pnPYbwqFZU)

Cover by Guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMzlRpJl8lk)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 22, 2011, 10:15:41 am
"Superman Lover":

The original by Johnny "Guitar" Watson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrDLLXnl0-I)

Cover by D'Angelo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJTEKgEqDXM)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Marvelous on August 11, 2011, 04:01:47 am
Did anyone mention Girl Tonight or Tonight?

Twista ft Trey songz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6j4BYmSgaE)

Ready for the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l98ihWXWoRs)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on August 12, 2011, 09:41:52 am
Did anyone mention Girl Tonight or Tonight?

Twista ft Trey songz ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6j4BYmSgaE[/url])

Ready for the World ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l98ihWXWoRs[/url])


Ready for the World, all day, every day.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 16, 2011, 12:28:14 am
Gary Wright - My Love Is Alive


---or ---

Chaka Khan - My Love Is Alive
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on September 21, 2011, 08:22:22 pm
"Party All The Time"

The original by Eddie Murphy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDbpzjbXUZI

There's actually a heavy metal cover by a band called Children of Bodom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrX2DHysKOg

And a cover by Aubrey O'Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmpgdPnbnhQ
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on October 10, 2011, 06:55:57 pm
"It's a Shame":

Original by the Spinners:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5VaRSEvq8U

Cover by Raphael Saadiq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fSbyjf8aNg
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on October 11, 2011, 09:25:21 am
"It's a Shame":

Original by the Spinners:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5VaRSEvq8U[/url]

Cover by Raphael Saadiq

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fSbyjf8aNg[/url]


I hadn't heard the Raphael Saadiq cover so thanks for that. It's good but the original is the clear winner here.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 12, 2011, 07:40:07 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn62rCVyNQk

John Williams doing a disco version of his Close Encounters of the Third Kind



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BBPMSqLUdk

Gene Page's version is what happens when a brother covers a film soundtrack while hanging out at Studio 54. ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 24, 2011, 10:11:25 am
"Love on a Two Way Street"

The original version by the Moments a.k.a. Ray, Goodman and Brown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol0ZyaGG5H4

The cover by Stacy Lattisaw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxOVltjtOuk

A cover by Gloria Estefan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UinSpq4_ptA

An instrumental cover by Grant Green:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUsrh-1_EUo

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 24, 2011, 11:07:48 am
>>>JRcarter


Wait a minute... Do you mean Ray, Goodman and Brown as Ray Parker, Jr?  

Are you sayin' that Ray Parker Jr was formally from the Moments???


Oh, and it's a hard choice between Stacy and The Moments... ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on December 24, 2011, 03:13:28 pm
No, Ray Parker Jr. was NOT in the Moments (or Ray, Goodman and Brown).  Overlapping eras, different men.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on December 24, 2011, 03:57:28 pm
No, Ray Parker Jr. was NOT in the Moments (or Ray, Goodman and Brown).  Overlapping eras, different men.




Oh, thanks for clearing that up! ;D :-[

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 29, 2011, 08:14:00 pm
"Send For Me":

The original by Atlantic Starr:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrixPsusYu0

Cover by Gerald Alston:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrixPsusYu0

Cover by Will Downing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liR6QGnyCnE

Cover by Maysa Leak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkNmO7qr0q8
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on January 11, 2012, 05:47:22 pm
Ruby & The Romantics - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

The Supremes - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Classic IV - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Isaac Hayes - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Cher - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Julie London - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Frankie Valli - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

The Carpenters - Our Day Will Come

--- or ---

Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come

EDIT - This song has literally passed through several periods of American pop musical styles from 1963  to 2011
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 24, 2012, 07:15:56 pm
"Jesus is Love"

Original by the Commodores:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KU8tnvk81s

Cover by Heather Headley and Smokie Norful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQm3UFFO-lA

Cover by Melvin Williams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkKoO8StZmI

Cover by Monifah & Harlem Boys Choir:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxcZIshF4g

Cover by Chrisette Michelle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLj8Wd96NQ
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on March 20, 2012, 10:40:22 am
"Who's Lovin You"

Original by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQk1IjWgg3Y

Cover by the Jackson 5:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2xc8xZ0tV0

Cover by Terence Trent D'arby a.k.a. Sananda Maitreya:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygLXZgDkRvg

Cover by a 13-year-old Lauryn Hill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdwhGmvB7aA

Cover by Brenda and the Tabulations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHLddV8M7ao
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on March 20, 2012, 03:57:10 pm
Jackson 5
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2012, 04:39:50 am
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - If This World Were Mine

--- or ---

Bob & Gene - If This World Were Mine


--- or ---

Luther Vandross - If This World Were Mine
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on March 22, 2012, 09:02:42 pm
Marvin & Tammi and Luther & Cheryl tied for first place.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on May 28, 2012, 10:28:43 pm
Freddie North - "She's All I Got"


--- or ---



Johnny Paycheck - "She's All I Got"


--- or ---



Tracy Byrd  - "She's All I Got"


Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 06, 2012, 10:25:13 am
"There'll Never Be"

The original by Switch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2LCd53CYqA

Cover by Silk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAdjPuTwYzw

Cover by SWV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpet_ntetHo&hd=1

Cover by Bobby DeBarge Jr.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvzHA2YoLXU&hd=1

Cover by Boyz II Men:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4nTechrit4
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on July 06, 2012, 10:57:52 am
All this time I just assumed the original to this song was performed by Earth, Wind & Fire and wondered why I could never find this on any of my EWF greatest hits compilations! :-[ ;D



Heh heh heh...! ;D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on August 22, 2012, 08:26:52 pm
"I'm Going Down":

The original by Rose Royce:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTZuX6bteXw

Cover by Mary J. Blige:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XmwiwQjU8E

Cover by Tamera Mowry from an episode of Sister Sister:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1K8gezF14o

Cover by Sera Hill from season 2 of "The Voice":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK0xPDvnhI0
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on August 23, 2012, 05:14:56 pm
Heh. :)

Funny.  I was just watching a few scenes from "Car Wash" the other day. :)


Rolls Royce wins this match 'hands down'.  Honorable mention to Mary Js version for bringin' it back! :D
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on October 19, 2012, 07:33:06 pm
Another Rose Royce song "I Wanna Get Next To You"

The original:

Rose Royce - I Wanna Get Next To You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EO1nfSCKrU#)

Cover version by Christion:

Christion - I Wanna Get Next To You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ag-DyiZWOs#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Marvelous on December 03, 2012, 12:19:36 pm
Christmas Jams

Charles Brown - Please Come Home For Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdNoGtPQ3I#)

The Eagles-Please Come Home for Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeShHAZk3to#ws)

Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RJJwk-Opw4#ws)

Otis Redding-Merry Christmas, Baby.m4v (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajQErCC9ksE#ws)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Marvelous on December 07, 2012, 06:40:29 pm
Running out of Lies

http://youtu.be/V7VYpWw0T6w (http://youtu.be/V7VYpWw0T6w)

http://youtu.be/js_2cwFQkgc (http://youtu.be/js_2cwFQkgc)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 13, 2012, 08:19:28 pm
Christmas Jams


Charles Brown - Please Come Home For Christmas

Otis Redding-Merry Christmas, Baby
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: APEXABYSS on December 16, 2012, 06:16:39 pm
the lion sleeps tonight/ mbube/ wimoweh

solomon linda's & the evening birds (original verision recorded in 1939)

the song is a "zulu chant" that goes back hundreds maybe thousands of years. bottomline- it's a very old song.

i love the original but miriam makeba's version is my favoriite. makeba-fan


Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds - Mbube (ORIGINAL VERSION OF WIMOWEH) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tZvke0G7eo#)

The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBmUwi6mEo#)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK4r1OELXtU#)

Miriam Makeba - Mbube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G85hfwX2dVk#)

The Weavers-Wimoweh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77VUYPVMtWY#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on December 17, 2012, 12:16:34 pm
Top notch post!

I am a Makeba fantatic but never heard this version.  Funkay as hell!

The image of Solomon Linda and his crew in those sharp suits...contrasting with the perfectly named "Tokens"....hilarious!
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: APEXABYSS on December 20, 2012, 04:33:45 pm
Top notch post!

I am a Makeba fantatic but never heard this version.  Funkay as hell!

The image of Solomon Linda and his crew in those sharp suits...contrasting with the perfectly named "Tokens"....hilarious!


right-on!
oh yeah... i hoped you guys would enjoy it. great songs with a deep meaning. the "sleeping lion" lives in us all. cool thread
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 30, 2012, 04:56:18 pm
"Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"

The original by Stevie Wonder:

Stevie Wonder "Until You Come Back To Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyiEr8PXuvw#)

Cover by Aretha Franklin:

Aretha Franklin-Until You Come Back To Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78v_ib8rkSg#)

Cover by Luther Vandross (as part of the medley with "Superstar") :

Luther Vandross - Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TynG9irs7w#)

Cover by Miki Howard:

Miki Howard - Until You Come Back To Me (1989) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1CToDxzlqg#)

Cover by Basia:

Basia-Until You Come Back To Me Thats What Im Going To Do (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEt-1hqhJro#)

Cover by Camile Velasco (American Idol Season 3) :

Camile Velasco - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9cazRgsyoI#)

Cover by Cyndi Lauper:

Cyndi Lauper - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTPk1CynD7U#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on March 12, 2013, 07:58:05 am
"Can You Stand The Rain"

Original by New Edition:

New Edition - Can You Stand The Rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7flrKMGfwjw#)

Cover by Boyz II Men:

Boyz II Men- Can You Stand The Rain (WITH LYRICS) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hv_fMo76lk#)

Cover by Tyler Perry and the male cast members of "Madea Gets A Job":

Tyler Perry Sings New Edition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJYqjpzOYE#ws)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: LGarcia on March 12, 2013, 07:37:05 pm
The input I offer is in reply to page one post by jefferson l.o.b. sergeant about the song Wildflower ..

It was done by Skylark .. beautifully sung ..  in the 80's had a personalized license plate that said WLDFLWR because of the song .. at the time it felt as tho it was written for me ..

What a great thread!!    Lori
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on April 09, 2013, 07:09:07 am
"Anna (Go to Him)" a.k.a. Al Bundy's song

The original by Arthur Alexander:

Arthur Alexander - Anna - 1962 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsfVEFvrxA#)

Cover by the Beatles:

The Beatles- Anna (Go To Him) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZQ19uZFAlM#)

Cover by Mick Hudnall (lead singer of Simply Red):

Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) - Anna (Go To Him) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgygHieE1Rs#ws)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on June 13, 2013, 09:57:57 pm
"Who Can I Run To"

The original version by the Jones Girls:

Jones Girls - Who Can I Run To (1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPa-5PPjYNI#)

The cover by Xscape:

Xscape - Who Can I Run To (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLjyPBQk_Os#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on February 05, 2014, 10:30:16 pm
"I Do Love You"

The original by Billy Stewart:

Billy Stewart - I do love you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDH8KSstDXg#)

The cover by GQ:

GQ-I do love you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOKq1VmEbtc#)

Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on February 06, 2014, 12:21:53 am
Brutal choice, both are great, but I"m going to go with the one I grew up with and vote for GQ's version.
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on June 03, 2014, 11:19:57 pm
"Don't Make Me Over"

The original by Dionne Warwick:

http://youtu.be/LEgxuE7WD6U (http://youtu.be/LEgxuE7WD6U)

Cover by Brenda and the Tabulations:

http://youtu.be/4X-GpF1ynu8 (http://youtu.be/4X-GpF1ynu8)

Cover by Jennifer Warnes:

http://youtu.be/VujoMmg2DxI (http://youtu.be/VujoMmg2DxI)

Cover by Sybil:

http://youtu.be/fvb6ovTNQPk (http://youtu.be/fvb6ovTNQPk)

Cover by Amber Riley:

http://youtu.be/RAFLAGp1b9s (http://youtu.be/RAFLAGp1b9s)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on July 08, 2014, 12:03:18 pm
"Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"

The original by Al Green:

http://youtu.be/l73FkH3v7yg (http://youtu.be/l73FkH3v7yg)

Cover by Michael Jackson:

http://youtu.be/hdzoKzxW9hc (http://youtu.be/hdzoKzxW9hc)

Cover by Etta James:

http://youtu.be/-B9BI57cNrU (http://youtu.be/-B9BI57cNrU)

Cover by UB40:

http://youtu.be/-AeRMrZCPGk (http://youtu.be/-AeRMrZCPGk)

Cover by Seal:

http://youtu.be/LOeymkDoFXw (http://youtu.be/LOeymkDoFXw)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on July 09, 2014, 08:20:12 am
Here's my rankings:
1. Al Green - a classic by a master. The definitive version.
2. Seal - I like the arrangement and his interpretation. Definitely smart to not do this like Rev. Green.
3. UB40 - although the vocal performance is mediocre, I like the arrangement.
4. Etta James - kind of a blah arrangement but she's still Etta James.
5. MJ - is that a Casio?

Thanks for posting these. I didn't realize Etta James had a version of this song and I had forgotten about Michael Jackson's (with good reason).
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: Battle on July 09, 2014, 05:50:49 pm
4. Etta James - kind of a blah arrangement but she's still Etta James.



Etta James's performance helps listeners understand why Al Green's definitive version is so seductive. 
It's how she says it when she demands,
♫"I want you to TEACH ME!"
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on November 07, 2014, 10:26:07 am
Didn't know there were cover versions of The System's "Don't Disturb This Groove" until now.

Anyway, the original version:

http://youtu.be/dysSuKv_ev0 (http://youtu.be/dysSuKv_ev0)

Cover by the Backstreet Boys:

http://youtu.be/VyyCZ4-FFEs (http://youtu.be/VyyCZ4-FFEs)

Cover by Silk:

http://youtu.be/amgDVqD_oEE (http://youtu.be/amgDVqD_oEE)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on December 03, 2017, 07:02:12 pm
"Gloria"

The original by Enchantment:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70VYZ-_Z2PY#)

Cover by Jesse Powell:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYllqxhfLyA#)
Title: Re: Original version or cover version?
Post by: JRCarter on May 27, 2022, 09:32:56 am
"Love's Train"

The original by Con Funk Shun:

https://youtu.be/aVD1Zns6i9c

The cover by Dru Hill:

https://youtu.be/Sd3f_q-wcmE

The cover by Silk Sonic:

https://youtu.be/eEQMtIX61LA