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Post by Scrappy on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:42 am

Testy
Linda was better looking and I consider had a slightly better version of Blue Bayou

For those with warped minds , the song title of Blue Bayou , is ahem ....

As for Don Henley wasent Stevie Nicks enough for him ?
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Post by IAmTheWarrior on Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:46 pm

While on the Big O, how about KD Lang's version of Crying?? Absolutely love it!!

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Post by testy on Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:52 pm

Scrappy wrote:Testy
Linda was better looking and I consider had a slightly better version of Blue Bayou

For those with warped minds , the song title of Blue Bayou , is ahem ....

As for Don Henley wasent Stevie Nicks enough for him ?

On the mark there scrappy, she was gorgeous in her younger days.
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 pm

TWIST AND SHOUT

Best known version by the Beatles

??? Top Notes [1961] little success
8.2 Isley Brothers [1962] excellent version , less paced than the Beatles
8.5 Brian Poole and the Tremeloes[1963] excellent
9.3 Beatles [1963] Sensational

I rather enjoy the rollicky sounds of The Isley Brothers
Sad day in musical history today The Tremeloes tell the world they have broken up [28/1/1966]

SHOUT

9.2 Johnny Okeefe [1964] awesome by an awesome singer
??? The Isley Brothers [1959]

Once again the Isley brothers feature for a song covered after them
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:21 pm

Scrappy wrote:TWIST AND SHOUT

Best known version by the Beatles

??? Top Notes [1961] little success
8.2 Isley Brothers [1962] excellent version , less paced than the Beatles
8.5 Brian Poole and the Tremeloes[1963] excellent
9.3 Beatles [1963] Sensational

I rather enjoy the rollicky sounds of The Isley Brothers
Sad day in musical history today The Tremeloes tell the world they have broken up [28/1/1966]


Ferris Bueller?  Very Happy  Only kidding!
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:
Scrappy wrote:TWIST AND SHOUT

Best known version by the Beatles

??? Top Notes [1961] little success
8.2 Isley Brothers [1962] excellent version , less paced than the Beatles
8.5 Brian Poole and the Tremeloes[1963] excellent
9.3 Beatles [1963] Sensational

I rather enjoy the rollicky sounds of The Isley Brothers
Sad day in musical history today The Tremeloes tell the world they have broken up [28/1/1966]


Ferris Bueller?   Very Happy  Only kidding!


Yessss
Twist and Shout features in THAT iconic 9.5 Chambflickite !
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Post by firstblood on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:44 pm

Over the Rainbow ...

Judy Garland, 1938 (legendary)
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs .....1965 (ok)
Billy Thorpe ...1974 ... better than the first release
Sam Harris...1983... this bloke belts it out, very good version

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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:05 pm

9.7 Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs version
Going to be my funeral song
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:14 pm

firstblood wrote:Over the Rainbow ...

Judy Garland, 1938 (legendary)
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs .....1965 (ok)
Billy Thorpe ...1974 ... better than the first release
Sam Harris...1983... this bloke belts it out, very good version


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow version as the into to his 1975 concert.
...heavy metal of course!
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Post by testy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Scrappy wrote:9.7 Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs version
Going to be my funeral song

Heard thorpey sing it with the original Aztecs at the entertainment centre all decked out in there stove pipe suits not long before he died--it was a sensational performance, sounded just like the original version from way back.
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Post by firstblood on Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:38 am

'Concrete and Clay' was done over many times, i liked Martin Plaza's (Mental as Anything) version... but there was a female who sang it very well, can't seem to remember or find out who she was.
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Post by testy on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:23 pm

firstblood wrote:'Concrete and Clay' was done over many times, i liked Martin Plaza's (Mental as Anything) version... but there was a female who sang it very well, can't seem to remember or find out who she was.

Dits, are you certain it was this song and not "Tar And Cement" recorded in 1966 by American female singer Verdelle Smith ?
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Post by blacky on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:37 pm

concrete and clay was done by Unit 4 + 2.  Very Happy 
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Post by firstblood on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:44 pm

testy wrote:
firstblood wrote:'Concrete and Clay' was done over many times, i liked Martin Plaza's (Mental as Anything) version... but there was a female who sang it very well, can't seem to remember or find out who she was.

Dits, are you certain it was this song and not "Tar And Cement" recorded in 1966 by American female singer Verdelle Smith ?

Well i was close...it was Tar and Cement... apologies if i have confused anyone. Smile I think it may well have been Verdell Smith. iI'l check out youtube.  Very Happy 
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:04 pm

SHAKIN ALL OVER

I've narrowed this to 3 versions
But its been covered extensively
Was first done by Johnny Kidd and The Pirates [1960]

9.1 Vinnie Taylor[1961]
Awesome singer, sensational version
If you have never heard of Vinnie Taylor , I suggest you do so

8.7 Guess Who [1965]
I have a few Guess Who albums, they stroke a cord with me
They do this cover brilliantly

9.6 Normie Rowe [1965]
National Anthem material

Happy Birthday to Normie Rowe today
67 years old
Was the Johnny Farnham of the mid sixties
Probably regrets he was born 1st Of February
The marble fell on this date , and Normie was called up to serve in the Vietnam War in 1967
What a singer
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Post by Bobbafet on Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:48 am

Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin
Rolf Harris

Led Zep version had a bit more zing than Rolf Harris's
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Post by testy on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:26 pm

Bobbafet wrote:Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin
Rolf Harris

Led Zep version had a bit more zing than Rolf Harris's

wow, what a great song and to think the original was not released as a single  scratch 
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:20 am

Do you remember the album that Andrew Denton did with about 20 artists doing there own version of the song.

Among them;
Kate Ceberano
and a spoken version by Leonard Thiele (of Homicide fame)
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:26 am

Step Back

9.6 Johnny Young
6.2 Annie in the mini series Love Child

Great song
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Post by testy on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:55 pm

California Girls

Released in 1965 by The Beach boys and written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love it was one of there biggest hits and still heard on radio regularly.

Another version was released in 1988 by David Lee Roth which became a hit as well, but as a Beachboy tragic from wayback I liked his version but the original can't be beaten.


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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:50 am

Yeah I liked them both too.
Except the bit where DLR heavy metalled it!!  Very Happy 
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Post by testy on Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

testy wrote:BLUE BAYOU--1961 Recorded by Roy Orbison.

It was written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson.
This was original version and to me the best by one of music' greats

BUT---A cover version in 1977 by the lovely Linda Ronstadt was as close as you could get IMO to the original with Don Henley form the Eagles as a backing singer

Just a little side story about the lovely Linda Ronstadt, sadly she was diagnosed last August with Parkinson's disease which has left her unable to sing due to loss of muscle control which is common in Parkinson's patients.
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Post by firstblood on Fri May 02, 2014 7:29 am

As the Zoot was mentioned on another thread.... they also had a cover song of Eleanor Rigby, which i think is a better version than the Beatles...they spiced it up a bit with a little heavy rock. Daryl Cotton (Lead singer) Rick Springfield (lead guitar)

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri May 02, 2014 11:22 am

Was it Joe Cocker that also had an interesting version too?
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Post by firstblood on Fri May 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Other notable artists who have covered "Eleanor Rigby" include Tony Bennett,Bobbie Gentry, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Kansas , The Temptations, John Denver, The Four Tops, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Thrice, Godhead, Violet Burning, Zoot, The Fray, Pain, Louis XIV,Vanilla Fudge, Dee Snider with Eddie Ojeda, and Boston Pops, Ray Charles.
Nothing about Joe Cocker having a version but he did have a Beatles cover with...'A little Help from my friends'
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