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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
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This is sort of the reverse — an early pop singer whose song the Beatles covered — for my example of blasphemy:  I think Arthur Alexander’s “Anna” is superior (gasp!) to the Beatles cover.

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It is quite mindbending how you worked that cover into this thread, @Funny Paper. I can leave the video here if you like, but lest this thread get too derailed, I want to remind folks of this thread:

Best Covers (Beatles covering other’s songs)

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..ers-songs/

Alexander’s Anna is mentioned in that thread.

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One of the most moving cinematic performances, of all time, is Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of the title character in “Rain Man” (1988) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hoffman.

His character, Raymond Babbitt, an autistic adult who has recently been reunited with his younger brother (Charlie Babbitt, played by Tom Cruise), dredges up a childhood memory of a song that he used to sing to his baby brother, Charlie. The scene takes place in a bathroom, and the song is “I Saw Her Standing There ” that is, in my humble opinion, the most moving Beatles cover fragment ever recorded on any device since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and movie camera.

(Please note, for those of you who will claim that the thread title refers to “other musicians” — you must appreciate that Constantin Stanislavski, the father of ‘method acting’, saw the actor’s body and voice as his “instruments”. Indeed, this is a powerful and poignant duet.)

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A French group covering “Free As A Bird .” Hard to believe there are only two people singing, their sound is so full.

 

 

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Interesting cover of “Free As A Bird ” — it pretty much transforms the whole mood (and why not? isn’t that the point of a re-interpretation?), though I prefer the original mood.  The tempo is a bit ploddingly settled into a comfort zone of “rock”; almost as though whoever arranged this cover got swept up by his or her vision and didn’t pause to step back and reconsider whether such an ingrained commitment was actually the best musical choice or whether a bit of outside-the-box inspiration might not have been called for.

Also, I noticed the guy on the electrically amplified acoustic guitar was singing along at a certain point, so that may have added to the richness of the vocals>

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I don’t watch this show, but I just saw a news story on this.

Quintavious Johnson Proves He’s A 12-Year-Old “Superstar” With “Let It Be” on America’s Got Talent Finale

We have 12-year-olds on the forum. I love that young people love The Beatles.

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Sorry but once again can someone explain to me what the **** is up with this warbling crap that is encouraged in talent shows? Holding a note and gargling for 5 seconds just makes me want to kick you so you get on with it – and so you know my disliking. I’m seriously fed up with that.

Its not PC to say it (no doubt i’m to rave about how he’s better than Elvis, Beethoven, John, Paul, Frank, Robbie and Harry because he’s 12) but if that kid sang with me in the audience i’d have walked out. Sing bloody properly!!

And what’s up with the choir? Trying to drown him out? It only adds to racket.

I despise these talent shows with every iota of my being as their sole intention is to exploit the folk singing (if you decide to wrongly call it that) and the audience so we buy into whatever shit they are shoving down our throats that week. 

I’d be tempted to go to a Yoko concert over these – but in the end i’d just insist on slamming the door on my own head repeatedly, the pain would be far less.

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For those exact reasons, I don’t watch those shows. I just thought it was cool that a kid would pick a Beatles song.

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But how do you really feel? :-)

He has a lovely voice. Given that Paul was thinking of Ray Charles when he wrote the song, to me, the kid sang it the way it was meant to be sung.

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I dont remember Ray Charles warbling one line for 20 minutes and being drowned out by a choir? Must have missed that album.

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He was hardly warbling – as melisma goes, he was using it sparingly. And he wasn’t drowned out at all. I could hear him clearly. 

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My ears must have turned off at that point. 

We are all different, thats what makes music and humanity so brilliant and infuriating. 

I’ve said enough on this, i’ll now (hopefully) shut up.

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meanmistermustard said
Sorry but once again can someone explain to me what the **** is up with this warbling crap that is encouraged in talent shows? Holding a note and gargling for 5 seconds just makes me want to kick you so you get on with it – and so you know my disliking. I’m seriously fed up with that.[…] And what’s up with the choir?

think you’re talking about… “runs.” They even have a nasty name.a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3

And I thought it was a good song choice… but too many runs. Gah. And yeah, the choir was unnecessary.

I think he can definitely sing, but I do seriously hate those…a-hard-days-night-john-2

 

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meanmistermustard said
Sorry but once again can someone explain to me what the **** is up with this warbling crap that is encouraged in talent shows? Holding a note and gargling for 5 seconds just makes me want to kick you so you get on with it – and so you know my disliking. I’m seriously fed up with that.

Its not PC to say it (no doubt i’m to rave about how he’s better than Elvis, Beethoven, John, Paul, Frank, Robbie and Harry because he’s 12) but if that kid sang with me in the audience i’d have walked out. Sing bloody properly!!

And what’s up with the choir? Trying to drown him out? It only adds to racket.

I despise these talent shows with every iota of my being as their sole intention is to exploit the folk singing (if you decide to wrongly call it that) and the audience so we buy into whatever shit they are shoving down our throats that week. 

I’d be tempted to go to a Yoko concert over these – but in the end i’d just insist on slamming the door on my own head repeatedly, the pain would be far less.

Agreed. Talent shows=total s**t. @meanmistermustard 

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Beck on Conan O’Brien covering Wah-Wah .

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..1IU1Vdz-w8

 

I’m going to today’s taping with Paul Simon, can’t wait!

[x-posted to the news thread]

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I like Beck, don’t think that sounded too hot though. Fun nonetheless.

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I just got back from the Conan taping with Paul Simon as the musical guest. His performance was, in Conan’s words, “stunning.” I’ll add a link to the YouTube video tomorrow. But if you can catch it tonight, you should. He performs and then sits down with Conan and shares a few stories.

[Edit: removing spoiler tags.] He performed “Here Comes The Sun.” I don’t know if you’ll hear it on TV, but when the audience recognized the song, there was a soft “awwww.” It was so gorgeous. And you could have heard a pin drop during the interview, the audience was so in thrall. We gave him a standing ovation.

There were a few people wearing Beatle shirts in the crowd, so I talked to a few. Amazingly, one of the guys was wearing a Let It Be shirt didn’t know it was George Harrison Week, so that was an extra bonus for him.

I’m glad I was able to see it in person, because I’m sure some of the warmth of the performance will be lost when I see it on TV. I was almost in tears. 

Also, a little tidbit – and I may have been the only Beatle fan to catch this – Dhani was in the audience, presumably with his band. They slipped away right after the interview.

I was waitlisted for tomorrow’s show with Dhani, but as luck would have it, a ticket became available, so I’m going again. This sort of makes up for getting shut out of George Fest. :-D

Edit: My report of Dhani’s appearance on Conan is at the George Harrison Week on Conan thread.

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@parlance “A French group covering “Free As A Bird.” Hard to believe there are only two people singing, their sound is so full.”

They don’t sing the bridge! (“What ever happened to…”) Tsk, tsk. Sorry, got to take off a few points for that.

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“A French group covering “Free As A Bird.” Hard to believe there are only two people singing, their sound is so full.”

They don’t sing the bridge! (“What ever happened to…”) Tsk, tsk. Sorry, got to take off a few points for that.

I figured maybe they decided to base it more on the demo version.

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