Let's build a playlist: Cover Songs

How it works:

Everyone can post one track that fits the theme of the playlist, preferably a track that is available on TIDAL and/or Qobuz. After two weeks of submissions, I’ll take everyone’s submissions and add them to a TIDAL and Qobuz playlist. I’ll share that playlist here for everyone to add.

The theme:

Cover songs! Share your favorite cover song and it’ll be added to the playlist.

I’ll start us off this time with one of my favorites:

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Track 1: Take it Easy. Browne composed it with Glenn Frey for an Eagles release in 1972. Browne re-released it a year later on For Everyman.

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Do we get double points if the mix from one song to the next transitions well? Nice segue into another gruff croon:

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Girls just wanna have fun, Cindy Lauper. Cover of a song originally by Robert Hazard.

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These are all covers of 80’s New Wave but check out the bossa nova version of Dead Kennedy’s “Too Drunk to F**k”

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Of course it’s a cover of a Patti Smith song :smiley:

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Cocaine - Eric Clapton cover of JJ Cale song.

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Brilliant cover of the original by Public Enemy

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The Disturbed do a metal version of Simon & Garfunkle’s “The Sound of Silence”.

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Killing me Softly - The Fugees

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Standout Danish cover of Jolene.

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the late Jimmy LaFave, with a fantastic cover of Dylan’s Not Dark Yet.

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You mean Bruce Springsteen. He was doing it live for years before he gave the song to Patti.

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Joe Cocker, With a Little Help From My Friends

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Linda Rondstat, Willin’

Neville Bros., Fly Like an Eagle

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The Magpie Salute with a beautiful cover version of Pink Floyd’s Fearless. Available on TIDAL.

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Silly me … I relied on Roon :sunglasses:

I did some searching and found this Billboard article which indicates the song was a collaboration with Patti writing the verses and may have been first recorded by Patti for her album Easter.

And SongFacts seems to confirm this.

Regardless, great song and I really like the 10,000 Maniacs version.

Tim

Everyone can post one track :roll_eyes:

song was written during the darkness period. he gave it to Patti and she rewrote some of the lyrics.

she debuted it on December 30, 1977

First live performance by Bruce was at the Roxy on July 07 1978

Whether the 10000 maniacs version is a cover of the Patti version or the Bruce Version is semantics.

Pretty sure the original is Lesley Duncan, but Elton did a cover of this too.

Best word I have to describe this cover is “haunting”…


https://listen.tidal.com/album/68723338

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