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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #90 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!!

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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #91 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! :)
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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2011, 09:48:01 pm »
"Strawberry Letter 23"

The original version by Shugge Otis:



The Brothers Johnson version:



Tevin Campbell version:



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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #93 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!

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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #94 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  :-[

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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #95 on: January 22, 2011, 07:18:22 pm »
"The Closer I Get To You"

The original version by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway:



Cover by Luther Vandross and Beyonce:



Cover by a group called For Lovers Only:


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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2011, 12:45:57 pm »
"Do Me Baby"

The original Prince version:



The cover by Meli'sa Morgan:



"I Feel For You"

The original Prince version:



The Chaka Khan cover:


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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2011, 12:37:23 pm »
The Isley Brothers - Work to Do


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The Main Ingredient - Work to Do


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Vanessa Williams - Work to Do


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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #98 on: February 16, 2011, 07:30:56 pm »
The Isley Brothers - Work to Do


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The Main Ingredient - Work to Do


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Vanessa Williams - Work to Do


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Isleys and Main Ingredient tied for first with Vanessa in second.

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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2011, 08:14:39 pm »
How 'bout...


The Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle



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Denise Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle


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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2011, 07:04:33 pm »
How 'bout...


The Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle



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Denise Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle


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I didn't even know Niecy's version was a cover.

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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #101 on: March 04, 2011, 06:21:49 pm »
"Love Won't Let Me Wait"

The original version by Major Harris:



The cover by Luther Vandross:



Performance by Jamie Foxx:



Cover by John Legend:



Cover by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams:


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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2011, 02:39:13 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


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.
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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #103 on: March 12, 2011, 02:40:08 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


In a close one Prince over Me'Lisa.
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Re: Original version or cover version?
« Reply #104 on: March 12, 2011, 02:40:58 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

 Luther by light years especially the live version.
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