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almostfreebird
Posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 10:44:44 AM

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kick ass Beatles tribute band:

The Silver Beats

Come Together



excaelis
Posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 6:35:33 PM

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Two superb covers from George Michael :

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Brother Can You Spare A Dime ?

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 7:15:14 PM

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America - Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
America - Yes (1971)

One of the best remakes ever made.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:43:06 AM
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To JJ: I personally like the original Art Garfunkel's version. "I love the words: "Kathy I'm lost though I knew she was sleeping"...
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:30:26 AM

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I sang this song while wandering through Gila desert ;-)


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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 7:38:56 PM
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Ah well, we are all in our Garden (dessert?:)) of Gethsemane.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 6:59:00 AM

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MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
MacArthur Park - Beggar's Opera
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer


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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 9:48:30 AM
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I will always love Richard Harris singing MacArthur Park. This is just me.:) The other two version are done well too--but...they don't capture the same feeling.


I never heard the group/band? Beggars Opera before JJ mentioned it sometime back on a previous thread. So I am not familiar with their music. I like their version of the MacArthur Park,though they give a different nuance to feeling of it, as does Donna Summer.

A song by Donna Summer that I have always liked is: there will always you
almostfreebird
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 9:44:35 AM

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Original: black and white

remake: colored nicely

Let's Live For Today

Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 10:00:03 AM
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To almostafreebird:

This IS a great song!:)I'm glad you posted it.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:16:17 PM

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One of my wedding dances - Eight minutes, Baby...

Always - Leonard Cohen



This is just better than the original, much as I loved that...

One - Mary J Blige

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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 8:04:36 AM
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To Excaelis:

A good song by Leonard Cohen. I think it exemplifies much of his later music.

Another good song by U2. As you say, I love U2's original version, but I think Mary J Blige adds another feeling to it.

Thank you for posting the songs. I love both Leonard Cohen and U2. I think they are both great artists.
Margarit Bamllari
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:03:09 AM

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"Lady Marmelade"of Pat Lebelle from the quintet of Lil' Kim, Maya, Missy Eliot, Pink, and Christina Aguilera.

Sorry for not attaching the video as You Tube is blocked on Greyhound.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:29:50 AM

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Margarit Bamllari wrote:
"Lady Marmelade"of Pat Lebelle from the quintet of Lil' Kim, Maya, Missy Eliot, Pink, and Christina Aguilera.

Sorry for not attaching the video as You Tube is blocked on Greyhound.


Sensuous and stylish video (and fine piece of pop music, one of my favourites when I was a DJ ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQa7SvVCdZk


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:51:48 AM

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Zappa Plays Zappa : The Black Page #1 & #2 (Dweezil plays Frank)
Ozzy Osbourne & Frank Zappa : Stayn' Alive


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excaelis
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:52:56 AM

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Thanks, JJ and MB.

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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 12:36:28 AM
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To Margarit Bamllari:

Lady Marmelade"of Pat Lebelle from the quintet of Lil' Kim, Maya, Missy Eliot, Pink, and Christina Aguilera.

Ou la la!:) (Thank you JJ for posting the link.)


To JJ:

Zappa Plays Zappa : The Black Page #1 & #2 (Dweezil plays Frank)
Ozzy Osbourne & Frank Zappa : Stayn' Alive

I know there are those who consider Frank Zappa a musical genius--and perhaps he is--but I fear that in order for me to appreciate his version of "Stayn Alive", I would have to be high on every drug known to man. Although, I found it humorous that for someone with Frank Zappas taste in music, the disco tune "Staying Alive" must have drove him to madness just thinking about it. He must have, with demonic glee, wrote this version just to undo the original.:)

As for The "Black Page", too many drums! It needs some horns and bells.:) A good example of a good thing gone bad.:)
Klaas V
Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 3:31:39 AM

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Marissa La Faye Isolde wrote:
To Excaelis:

A good song by Leonard Cohen. I think it exemplifies much of his later music.

Another good song by U2. As you say, I love U2's original version, but I think Mary J Blige adds another feeling to it.

Thank you for posting the songs. I love both Leonard Cohen and U2. I think they are both great artists.


Perhaps you like this version as well by Alessandra Amoroso, Marissa?



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Marissa La Faye Isolde
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To Clubfavalosa:

I do. It sends shivers up my spine. I love the lyric, especially "love is a temple...
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 5:42:45 PM

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Thanks for that, CF. Another Italian gem :

Guarda Che Luna - Irene Grandi

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Margarit Bamllari
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:09:32 AM

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Let's keep this thread rolling as there are tons of remakes; most of them we just can't think of.

This a whole world of copy/paste now a days. ...and sometimes the copy one seems to be better than the original itself.

How about Mrs. Robinson from Lemonheads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMFm5nKeUc

As I am relocating, this time I found out that U-haul has internet in their trucks so I was able to attach the YouTube video. Just kiddin'.Applause


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:10:21 AM

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Marissa,
perhaps you like this version of The Black Page more?

Originally, this masterpiece of rock music was written by Zappa as a drum solo for Terry Bozzio. It took Terry two weeks to learn to play it like Frank wanted. Later Frank composed the orchestrated version known as Black Page #2.


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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:19:02 AM
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To Excaelis:

Though I like Pravorati, I really didn't care for this song. What I liked best in this video was Pravorati's smile at the end of the song.

I used to have an album or two of Caruso; old recordings of his music that sounded kind of scratchy. Somehow it was lost along the way. I like the sound of this type of music.
almostfreebird
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:28:48 AM

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Jeff Beck

A day in the life



nowherenothere
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:42:13 AM

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There are several covers or renditions of Over the Rainbow that I think are performed well.

Hallelujah is also one of the most well covered songs in history.

Komuso Tokugawa, a few versions of Amazing Grace, this is one of them. Thanks to Honey for introducing me to Serenity.

Doris Day, The Way You Look Tonight.

Cybill Shepherd, Blue Moon

Audrey Hepburn, Moon River

The Drifters, White Christmas, with a nice cartoon version here.

Santana and Jacoby Shaddix, Smoke On The Water

Many many more.

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Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:53:25 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä:

Yes, I like this version better. You can see (and hear) Zappa's brilliance. It just isn't music I enjoy listening to in general. In extenuating situations; however, I probably could enjoy it.




Marissa La Faye Isolde
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To nowherenothere:

I thought Komuso Tokugawa's version of Amazing Grace was very good. I liked it.:)
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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The Drifters, White Christmas, with zoltan's cartoon version here.:)Yea!
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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Santana and Jacoby Shaddix, Smoke On The Water

I like many of Santana's songs, but... this one is not my "cup of tea".:)
nowherenothere
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:28:38 PM

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Yep, it is a nice cover. There's some vacillation there within.

Joe Satriani comes to mind, when I hear guitarists like KT and Santana. They're synesthetic in the artistic sense, masters of their craft.

Marissa La Faye Isolde wrote:
To nowherenothere:

I thought Komuso Tokugawa's version of Amazing Grace was very good. I liked it.:)


Forgiving is Love, Love is For Giving.
nowherenothere
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:38:08 PM

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Marissa La Faye Isolde wrote:
Santana and Jacoby Shaddix, Smoke On The Water

I like many of Santana's songs but, this one is not my "cup of tea".:)


It does have some 'militant' undertones, and can be a bit grinding.

Forgiving is Love, Love is For Giving.
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:38:40 PM
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Jeff Beck is another great guitarist. I like his version of Another Day in a Life, but I think he takes away from the beauty of his playing when he goes to far with making his guitar do all the things he is able to make it do. I think this is true with a lot of performers who do all kinds of theatrics onstage, instead of simply playing or singing their music. I think for example, as much as I liked Irene Grandi sing One Love , the people around her doing all their arm movements etc, detracted from the beauty of the song as well.

almostfreebird
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:54:39 PM

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Santana is loco!


Micheal Shrieve is awesome!


nowherenothere
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 1:03:22 PM

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almostfreebird wrote:
Santana is loco!
Micheal Shrieve is awesome!


Brilliant virtuosity, he sure can pick 'em.



Forgiving is Love, Love is For Giving.
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 9:21:44 PM
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I realize I made a mistake in my morning post. I meant to say,
Alessandra Amoroso. Instead I wrote Irene Grandi.

Jeff Beck is another great guitarist. I like his version of Another Day in a Life, but I think he takes away from the beauty of his playing when he goes to far with making his guitar do all the things he is able to make it do. I think this is true with a lot of performers who do all kinds of theatrics onstage, instead of simply playing or singing their music. I think for example, as much as I liked Irene Grandi sing One Love , the people around her doing all their arm movements etc, detracted from the beauty of the song as well.

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