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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
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6 May 2010
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Stevie Wonder's We Can Work It Out has to be the best one by far.
I think it might be the only one I actually care for enough to play it in my rotation. I'm extremely picky about Beatle covers and I think most of them are garbage.

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6 May 2010
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I completely forgot about Keith Moon's In My Life.

It's beautiful if you consider the kind of person he was when he was stripped of the silliness. Shows his other side well.

 

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6 May 2010
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Aerosmith did justice to Come Together.

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7 May 2010
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GAWD, I hate Aerosmith.

7 May 2010
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Fiona Apple's "Across The Universe" is quite good.  Love the way she sings it simply and honestly, like John.

In the video, look for John C. Reilly stealing (saving?) 45s from the smashed jukebox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....gLWTtlMwo4

7 May 2010
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Zig said:

Aerosmith did justice to Come Together.


 

I think someone mentioned that song on the worst covers thread…

7 May 2010
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McLerristarr said:

Zig said:

Aerosmith did justice to Come Together.


 
I think someone mentioned that song on the worst covers thread…

 

...and we all know what opinons are like - including mine.

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7 May 2010
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Booker T and the MG's did a really weird Beatles cover called "Medley Avenue" which is just a instrumental form of Abbey Road and it just mashes up some of the songs together like a medley. It's pretty cool, it's basically using an organ for the vocals, but they're a really tight funk band that definitely adds a uniqueness that is very "Beatle-like". And recently the Easy Starra-hard-days-night-ringo-9 All Stars did their version of Pepper with Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Dub Band which is just a reggae version of the album but it's pretty cool. I don't really like straight covers, although I would definately recommend YouTubing Yolanda Adams and Billy Preston's version of Imagine…it nearly brought a tear to my eye the first time I heard it. I don't know if anyone could really duplicate an actual Beatles tune all that well though, even though I'm sure it's been done.

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15 May 2010
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I've just heard Eleanor Rigby by that genius Ray Charles. Amazing soul version.

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16 May 2010
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Another discovery: Revolution by Stone Temple Pilots.

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16 May 2010
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I don't know if this has been mentioned but Something by Frank Sinatra.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

16 May 2010
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"All My Loving" as covered by Chet Atkins and Suzy Bogguss.  Chet's plays is just plain awesome!

 

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17 May 2010
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Now I can post What I had been listening:

 

Ray Charles:

 

Stone Temple Pilots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....3EmfAClrhs

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17 May 2010
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I like the movie Across The Universe cover Why Don't We Do it In the Road sung by Dana Fuchs.

I know this is a terribly awful thing for me to say, but personally I like the cover better than the original version with Paul singing.a-hard-days-night-john-7

 

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20 May 2010
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This has always been a favourite of mine since I discovered it- not sure how to embed things here, hope you can see it.

20 May 2010
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I can see it just fine. a-hard-days-night-john-3 That was pretty good.

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21 May 2010
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Marcelo said:

Now I can post What I had been listening:

 

Ray Charles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e0iI6k4NHE

 


 

When the song started I was like "Uh?" but as while I was listening to it I was blown away. What a way to take a song with such unique style and make it your own and at the same time, making you feel what the original writer intended.

Thanks for sharing Marcelo. I see that Ray Charles did other Beatles covers. I'm checking them.

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21 May 2010
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I remember reading that Ray Charles said "he'd heard them a few times" and they weren't his thing but "they're alright."
Then he proceeds to make a memorable cover. =P

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A friend of mine found an album by Vladimir Tkachenko and Viktor Molchanov. I've just heard it .. and it's fantastic!!

 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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