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hi folks,

here i was sitting on my chair sunday scouring youtube, then i had an idea for a really cool post.

sometimes it great to see how different artists sing and interpret the same tune. so here's a place where we can post 2 versions of the same song. i'll start off with one i'll bet you may never have seen before or knew that they covered it.

it's two covers of an old james brown tune called "i'll go crazy."

first chris issak's version, than ready for this? the moody blues when laine was the singer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLcVLE98G6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEz24cISFuY

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Even better, we should put up the original and our re take. I'm currently turning a nirvana song (something about a lake of fire) to a jazz song. Also, I Still Call Australia Home, into a jazz song. Not ready yet though. I love taking a piece and changing its genre.

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"Peace, Love, and Understanding" originally composed and sung by Nick Lowe

"Peace, Love, and Understanding" as performed by Elvis Costello

Of the two, I prefer the latter. The sensibility is for the "new" generation with a sense of urgency. Helping this is the bass paying harmonic melody to the lyric. And the drummer, bless his soul, is absolutely jammin', driving this song like there is no other car on the road. It is my favorite performance of this song, even more than the album version by either performer.

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I got the George Michael DVD after seeing the "Roxanne" clip in another thread weeks back. He also does a jaw dropping cover of "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in the extra footage section. Just amazing.

That Priest cover of the Baez song is awesome, too.

Well, here's mine. I just love this. Beautifully done, and I actually like it better than The Stones version.

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"Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails

"Hurt" by Johnny Cash

For some reason, I like the version from the man in black better. He has that aura. He has been there, done that. Nothing against Trent Reznor. It's just that this song, I think, was made for Johnny Cash, first of the original country outlaws.

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"Whiskey in the jar" an old irish drinking song about a highwayman that meets a bad end, as originally recorded by Luke Kelly and the Dubliners.

"Whisky in the Jar-o" as recorded by Metallica, based on the cover by Thin Lizzy.

Totally useless personal trivia. My hero in Metallica is Kirk Hammett. God of the gutar shredding universe, yet he is the most humble and lovely man you would ever have the chance to meet. He speaks softly and carries a loud guitar.

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"Shine" originally by Collective Soul.

"Shine" as covered by none other than Dolly Parton.

They both rock.

Even though Dolly is using bluegrass instruments, it is essentially the original arrangement as far as meter and tempo is concerned.

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Since we're on Dolly Parton!! - Jolene

And the Cover, by The White Stripes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zskw3mCQFL4

(I'm not sure how to get the videos up in the msg, so pls excuse me if theres an issue with the link!)

Cheers

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Since we're on Dolly Parton!! - Jolene

And the Cover, by The White Stripes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zskw3mCQFL4

(I'm not sure how to get the videos up in the msg, so pls excuse me if theres an issue with the link!)

Cheers

bigfoot: You just paste the actual youtube link between the entries.

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The song of my life. For more reasons that I can't delineate here. That would take a whole thread, by itself. Trust me.

"Highway to Hell", originally by AC/DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mcDkmxA548

"Highway to Hell" covered by Iced Earth

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One more. A favorite song of mine, one that I can play on guitar and sing, at the same time, since it is so classically arranged.

Considered one of his finest songs and a quintessential song for any heavy metal singer.

"Holy Diver" Originally by Ronnie James Dio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzLTA2052cc

"Holy Diver", as covered by Pat Boone on the album, In Metal Mood. It was the only song he had to keep the original arrangement because the song couldn't translate to a samba. The intro of violins was Boone's idea. And the background vocals you hear are Ronnie James Dio, himself. The day this song was recorded in studio was Ronnie James Dio's birthday and he came to the studio to sing back-up to his own song. Life is stranger than fiction.

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Hey, it's a Pat Boone night. Another from the album, In a Metal Mood.

"Another thing coming" originally by Judas Priest. I saw this in 1982. I was attending the University of Texas at Arlington. The apartment I shared with a roommate had basic cable which included this new channel no one had ever heard of before, MTV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K7CNzFhnCE

"Another Thing Coming", as covered by Pat Boone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMUvXKc5BMI

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here's an example of a great song where the original is really covered in really different ways!!

first the original (from a soundtrack of a prison film).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU7vQh7BFPQ

then a cover by these guys...

then came the best cover of them all!

there are so many who covered this song it's staggering!!

if bobby hatfield were alive, i'll bet he would have given justice to some journey songs!

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