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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #165 on: May 29, 2020, 09:37:44 AM »
People Get Ready by the Impressions reached #14 on the Billboard charts after being released in 1965:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l04yM7-BWbg

I hated it both then and now.

I really like the 1985 cover by Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart guesting on vocals though:

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


Another very good cover of People Get Ready was done by the Chambers Brothers in 1968:



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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #166 on: May 31, 2020, 10:39:13 PM »
This Wheel's on Fire by the Band was included on their Music from the Big Pink LP that was released on 1 July 1968:



A cover by Julie Driscoll with Brian Augur and the Trinity was released later in 1968 and reached #5 on the U.K. hit chart:



A really good cover by the Byrds was included on their Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde LP released on 5 March 1969:



Another great cover by Leslie West was included on his Mountain LP released in July 1969:



I like every one of the covers more than the Band's version.

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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #167 on: June 06, 2020, 10:17:43 PM »
I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Gladys Knight & the Pips was released in September 1967 and got to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100:



A cover by Marvin Gaye was released on 30 October 1968 and became his signature hit spending seven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100:



A fabulous cover by Creedence Clearwater Revival was included on their Cosmo's Factory LP released on 16 July 1970:



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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #168 on: June 08, 2020, 09:32:22 AM »
Another absolutely terrific cover of I Heard It Through the Grapevine was one by the California Raisins with Buddy Miles on vocals:



While its origins were as an advertising jingle for a 1986 Sun-Maid Raisins commercial, the recording proved so popular that it was released as a single and reached #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988.

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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #169 on: June 11, 2020, 09:08:37 PM »
Devil in His Heart by the Donays was released in 1962:



A cover entitled Devil in Her Heart by the Beatles was released 22 November 1963:



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Re: When a cover song is better than the original.
« Reply #170 on: June 16, 2020, 09:53:26 PM »
Crimson and Clover by Tommy James & the Shondells was released in November 1968 reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and becoming the Shondells' best selling single:



A really good cover was also released by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in April 1982:



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