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Janis Joplin "Piece of my Heart".
Old 12-30-2014, 08:30 AM
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Mariah Carey. I'll be there.
Golden Earring. 8 miles high
Most of the Byrds early stuff
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Originally Posted by Ronn Burgandy View Post
DMB w Warren Haynes - Cortez the Killer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwgIn3vobag
Wow
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Originally Posted by drkptt View Post
"In those days, to do a song cover, you had to get permission from the artist. So [Devo co-founder] Gerald Casale and I went to the Rolling Stones' manager's office in Manhattan and Mick Jagger came in and he just kind of looked at us. We put the record on the turntable, and after about 30 seconds, he jumps up and starts dancing around to it. Then he said to us, [in a British accent] 'That's my favorite version of this song!' To us, even that he was in the same room was pretty overwhelming."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o
Great story! but I hate the version of the song. Glad Mick gave permission, after all the Stones covered they're share of songs.
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Johnny Cash Highwayman with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPHuQFN7L70


here is Glen Campbell version


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cmyWPo23Ic
Old 12-30-2014, 12:51 PM
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I like a lot of the ones listed already. Don't think I saw this on the list yet. Another one of my favorite remakes:

Black Stone Cherry - Can't You See

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2b2rLXGdWw4

Edit:
Forgot about this one as well:

Black Stone Cherry - Folsom Prison Blues

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vm_W7brsEzc?autoplay=1
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Disturbed covering Faith No More!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMbR9lCU51M
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Originally Posted by Ronn Burgandy View Post
DMB w Warren Haynes - Cortez the Killer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwgIn3vobag
Pretty good
I also like this version:
( it starts at around 6:00)
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I will throw another remake into the mix.

Al Hibbler 1955

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNj11dnFI68

The Righteous Brothers 1965 IMO the best version ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiiyq2xrSI0

Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes also have pretty good versions of this song too.
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Every Avenue, "Take Me Home Tonight" / Eddie Money.
Great rendition (not a big fan of the "Ronnie" knockoff but tight with one of the guitarist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B02dG7cFUrE

Not to derail this thread, but an original video from Every Avenue.
Look close and you'll see my son and.............me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD-2VsWaJo0

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Ring of Fire played by Social Distortion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HvXtadPpQw

I get pumped up every time I hear it....
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Thank me later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IChJ6eO3k48
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Ring of Fire played by Social Distortion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HvXtadPpQw

I get pumped up every time I hear it....
I like it
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Originally Posted by disD1 View Post
Outstanding
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Originally Posted by porksoda View Post
I like Sublime's rendition of Scarlet Bagonias.
Me too! They were just getting popular and he had to go and die from a heroin overdose. Their third album was released after he died, IIRC.
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I thought this was an interesting version from an amature at the time.

The original :

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Righteous Brothers were absolutely fantastic.
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You Win Again
And
Old Black Joe
And
All you ever do is being me down
By Johnny Hoy
Film Noir Angel

Trevor Pinnock -The English Concert
Bach-Brandenburg Concerto # 3 in G Major BWV-1: 1048 (allegro)
Orchestral suites disc 1

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