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#196093 - 12/11/05 07:53 PM The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Hi There,

More to the point who has made a terrible re make of one of your favorite songs.

Travis Tritt, who I rate as a singer/ Song writer " I'm A Member Of A Country Club"

What a great self penned number

and then he made a terrible recording of that lovely song recorded by The Platters

"ONLY YOU"

The Only other bad one was a guy, from Nashville in the eartly nineties, Randy some one, I Believe
You know who I mean Dark Mop Of Hair dressed Like Hank, sort of Rhine Stone Cowboy Costumes , the song was "When The Devil Went Down to Georgia" after listening to the fabulous Charlie Daniels band doing the hit version, his was awfull.

Ben (Somebody Remind me of that guys name , Goood guitarist though)

#196094 - 12/11/05 08:36 PM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Ben:

It's not the only one (in my opinion). There was a recent remake of Joni Mitchell's "Paradise" (usually known as "Big Yellow Taxi" because there are at least 2 other songs entitled "Paradise"--you know, the one that starts out, "They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot...") by a kid-rock band whose name I never bothered to learn. Thought it was *awful*.

There are some remakes that aren't bad. I never found but one I thought was better than the original done by the writer. (That was Jimi Hendrix' rendition of Dylan's "all Along the Watchtower," by the way.)

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#196095 - 12/11/05 08:44 PM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I believe this one will be hard to top: JPF member John Findlay recently posted a link to William Shatner's performance of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Has to be heard to be believed....

Scott

#196096 - 12/12/05 12:44 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I don't think Travis Tritt wrote "Country Club." It was Catesby Jones and Dennis Lord. Lord is a bigwig at SESAC now, I think.

#196097 - 12/12/05 01:18 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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The one that immediately comes to mind for me is Madonna's remake of "American Pie". (shiver)

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BEN:
Hi There,

More to the point who has made a terrible re make of one of your favorite songs.

Travis Tritt, who I rate as a singer/ Song writer " I'm A Member Of A Country Club"

What a great self penned number

and then he made a terrible recording of that lovely song recorded by The Platters

"ONLY YOU"

The Only other bad one was a guy, from Nashville in the eartly nineties, Randy some one, I Believe
You know who I mean Dark Mop Of Hair dressed Like Hank, sort of Rhine Stone Cowboy Costumes , the song was "When The Devil Went Down to Georgia" after listening to the fabulous Charlie Daniels band doing the hit version, his was awfull.

Ben (Somebody Remind me of that guys name , Goood guitarist though)
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#196098 - 12/12/05 01:32 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Anyone that recorded a Eagles Song!

#196099 - 12/12/05 03:13 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I would have to say that Michael Bolton's caterwauling version of "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" was pretty dreadful.

#196100 - 12/12/05 04:13 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DavidW:
Anyone that recorded a Eagles Song!</font>


I am with you there,

THose songs were so them, a bit similar to copy's of The Beatles maybe apart from the slower tunes

Ben

#196101 - 12/12/05 04:21 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by roxhythe:
Ben:

It's not the only one (in my opinion). There was a recent remake of Joni Mitchell's "Paradise" (usually known as "Big Yellow Taxi" because there are at least 2 other songs entitled "Paradise"--you know, the one that starts out, "They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot...") by a kid-rock band whose name I never bothered to learn. Thought it was *awful*.

There are some remakes that aren't bad. I never found but one I thought was better than the original done by the writer. (That was Jimi Hendrix' rendition of Dylan's "all Along the Watchtower," by the way.)

Joe
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Big Yellow Taxi, what a classic one of those songs that has magic in the performance, No dubs needed just a take,
How many can do that now trouble is they are encouraged to drop in and over dub, One Producer had Joe Cocker doing a word per track
Did not go down well with Joe the finish song had no spontaneity.
Ben

Hendrix was the exception who could give a great song (Another Writers Song) an original flavor
Ben

#196102 - 12/12/05 04:25 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TrumanCoyote:
I would have to say that Michael Bolton's caterwauling version of "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" was pretty dreadful.</font>


Again the original was so timeless, also done in one take,

Many of the Beatles earlier songs, were done quicly , and so many of their song recordings stand up today

Some one else A Big Nashville Name did Pretty Woman, (Orbison) What For.?

Ben

#196103 - 12/12/05 04:28 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TrumanCoyote:
I don't think Travis Tritt wrote "Country Club." It was Catesby Jones and Dennis Lord. Lord is a bigwig at SESAC now, I think.</font>


You are Right, He did the song well though
unlike Only You

Who was that guy who did that awfull version of "Devil Came Down From Georgia?

Ben

#196104 - 12/12/05 05:11 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I'd have to agree with Madona's pitiful version of American Pie but the one that probably peeves me the most is...

Riding With The King - A John Hiatt song recorded by BB King and Eric Clapton. They butchered a great tune IMO.


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#196105 - 12/12/05 11:30 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Pat Boone's remake of "Stairway to Heaven"

#196106 - 12/12/05 02:06 PM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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The only cover of "Pretty Woman" I remember was Van Halen's.

#196107 - 12/12/05 10:45 PM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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my personal favorite is Elton Johns disco version of Johnny B Goode - or John Denvers version of the same song.

Unless you count the chipmunks - their version of 'whats new pussycat' is a classic

#196108 - 12/13/05 01:26 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Burton Cummings "American Woman" was redone by lenny cravetts. How can ya redo a spontaneous improvised song like that?? If the myth has any truth, Cummings was in a dressing room being molested by "?". His band starts off with that infamous riff to signal him its time to get down to business. After fourteen minutes of the repetitious riff Burton stumbles out on stage and the rest was history. lenny had a dream and a hole in his pocket...

#196109 - 12/13/05 04:21 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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You guys just named all of my favorites, especially William Shatner's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" [Linked Image]

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#196110 - 12/13/05 05:11 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Hey you should hear Shatners version of "Mr Tamborine Man" It sounds like he's a stalker..

Makes Lucy In The Sky sound like, well as good as Eltons Version Good!!

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Bing Crosby" take of hey Jude.
One of the few Beatle songs I like, and I think maybe the last time they ever let Bing into a studio possibly.
Hey Jude Ba ba ba booo.
Arghhhhhhhh.
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#196112 - 12/14/05 07:29 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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Rox, the band in question on "Big Yellow Taxi," was Counting Crows. God , Where do I start? Anything covered by Micheal Bolton,
"What's Goin' on"--Cyndi Lauper
"Freebird" AND "Baby I Love your way"{in the SAME SONG!!}-Will To Power
"Come Together"--Micheal Jackson
"Venus"--Bananarama
"Drift Away"-Uncle Cracker
"Keep me Hangin' On"--Kim Wilde
"Brown Eyed Girl"-Jimmy Buffett
"You Can't Hurry Love'-Phil Collins
"Sweet Child O Mine"-Sheryl Crow
"My Maria'-Brooks and Dunn
"Walking in Memphis"-Lonestar
"Piece of My Heart'-Faith Hill
"Tiny Dancer"-Tim Mcgraw
"Sweet Dreams Are Made of This"-Marilyn Manson
"Angel of the Morning"-Shaggy
"Cats in the Cradle'-Ugly Kid Joe
I'm sure I'll Think Of plenty more, But it's late!

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#196113 - 12/14/05 08:33 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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are you guys pulling our legs on shatner singing LSD songs and tamborine man? and boone on stairway to heaven...I have to hear that so bad? Where can I have the honors? Is there a video of shatner singing? I'm wondering how good his pop and jerk is...probably all in the face and hands. Linda A.

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#196114 - 12/14/05 11:39 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Graham:
Bing Crosby" take of hey Jude.
One of the few Beatle songs I like, and I think maybe the last time they ever let Bing into a studio possibly.
Hey Jude Ba ba ba booo.
Arghhhhhhhh.
Graham

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What did you not like about Bing's version,
Did you even like The Beatles original version, Graham? I heard you say you did not go much on The Beatles once,

I Love The Beatles Version, The Old Groaner did a reasonable job, at least he sang on pitch, Wouldn't buy it myself but millionds did, I prefer his White Christmas Timeless. very seasonal wish I had wrote it.


BEN

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bc:

Thanks. Now that I know who those folks are, I will make sure I never play one of their CDs.

A lot of the stuff on your lists sound like deliberately out-of-character matchups. Marilyn Manson performing "Sweet Dreams"? I cringe.

I suppose if I propose adding Slim Whitman's rendition of the Disney turkey, "It's a Small World After All," to the list, people will jump all over me again for having no taste, huh? I suppose I could always say that sometimes, when listening to pop music, one's sense of *smell* is more important. Taste, alas, doesn't enter into it.

Joe
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Donna Summer's remake of MacArthur Park was an abortion in my opinion, yet it reached Billboard #1.

(sigh) I guess I just wasn't made for these times.

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Linda, It's true,Pat Boone cut an album of Heavy Metal covers done big-band style Called "In A Metal Mood",including "Crazy Train", {The Osbournes show theme song} and "Smoke On the Water" but the best is his cover of "Holy Diver" by Ronnie James Dio!and William Shatner has recorded SEVERAL albums over the years. ALL of them are hilarious! And yes ,the listenig experience is enhanced by liberal doses of acid {yes I tried it!} {I listened to William Shatner on acid, and saw GOD!!}

[This message has been edited by bcushing (edited 12-14-2005).]


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are you guys pulling our legs on shatner singing LSD songs and tamborine man?
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OK Linda - you asked for it!

Mr. Shatner's rendition of LSD, courtesy of JF:

http://www.pathcom.com/~boby/lsd.htm

If you click on that link, you still have one more chance to back out!

Scott

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Aw ! damn man...I clicked...I hope my sense of smell returns

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This is one of my favorite topics here...
Lots of laughs...
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#196121 - 12/15/05 05:33 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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i'm a believer now but my esophagus hurts and my teeth are starting to show damage. didn't pat boone and others re-record cover songs because the USA was not accepting of others with hit songs other than caucasions? I once read that and I think it was Little Richard who came up with a song that no caucasion could sing. Anyone have any of those songs that sound too sugar coated? Dinah Shorish?


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hey - you can get your own copy of Bills tunes

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=70187

along with
Proud Mary - Leonard Nimoy
Twist And Shout - Mae West

and others

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Because it was a very irritating noise.
Simple as that.
And the bend of the chant was no less than pathetic.
Hey Jude is one of the Beatles songs i do like.
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Lordy, how could I forget:"I Will Always Love You." In Dolly Partons hands, it's a sweet, innocuous love song, In Whitney's hands, it has all the subtlety of an air-raid siren!

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Hey Ben, What about the Sex Pistols redention of My Way?
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BEN:
Hi There,

More to the point who has made a terrible re make of one of your favorite songs.

Travis Tritt, who I rate as a singer/ Song writer " I'm A Member Of A Country Club"

What a great self penned number

and then he made a terrible recording of that lovely song recorded by The Platters

"ONLY YOU"

The Only other bad one was a guy, from Nashville in the eartly nineties, Randy some one, I Believe
You know who I mean Dark Mop Of Hair dressed Like Hank, sort of Rhine Stone Cowboy Costumes , the song was "When The Devil Went Down to Georgia" after listening to the fabulous Charlie Daniels band doing the hit version, his was awfull.

Ben (Somebody Remind me of that guys name , Goood guitarist though)
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Travis, perhaps?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bcushing:
Lordy, how could I forget:"I Will Always Love You." In Dolly Partons hands, it's a sweet, innocuous love song, In Whitney's hands, it has all the subtlety of an air-raid siren! </font>


God bless you! I thought I was the only one who felt that way.

But 'innocuous' isn't the right word. Dolly's straight-from-the-heart writing and delivery hold much power, and I would say instead 'authentic'.

When Dolly sings it, you feel she's truly talking to YOU, and expressing genuine emotion.

When Whitney sings it, you feel she's only trying to show off her vocal pyrotechnics.

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Ditto on Dolly's version.

Me & my hubby's biggest peeve is Vanilla Ice snagging the backing tracks for "Under Pressure" to use on "Ice Ice Baby."

Not exactly a remake, but...

And I am NOT clicking the Shatner link.
Bewaaaaaaaaaaaare the link.......


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#196129 - 08/17/06 01:50 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I dunno. I'm a Beatles nut and I rather like Shatner's version of LSD. And I'm not just being contrary. I really think it's kind of cool in a ridiculous sort of way. I'm a bit surprised people are knocking it so much.


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I dunno. I'm a Beatles nut and I rather like Shatner's version of LSD. And I'm not just being contrary. I really think it's kind of cool in a ridiculous sort of way. I'm a bit surprised people are knocking it so much.</font>


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Uummm, no comment('cause I kinda like the bodaciousness(sp?) of it too...

Has anyone seen the video?...I'm being serious here...I found it several months ago on one of those "Viral Video" Sites, where they did the whole thing in psycadellic(sp?again) glory...

It was so well done that I'm still not sure if it was original or a spoof, and danged if I can find it now...But it's out there....Find it if you dare.

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Wow. Cheers, then, enjoy!

For anyone interested--Shatner is being roasted this Sunday. I forgot the channel. We JUST got DVR so my hubby's been button-happy finding interesting things to record.

Linda

PS re: Google being upset over the new verb "google;" wonder that TiVo isn't worried? Ours is Dish, but we say "tivo." New words happen all the time...

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#196134 - 08/18/06 08:41 AM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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I like that one Tiny Tim did about teaching a kid how to cheek folks.
Ohhhh.
The tip goes through your two lips.
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Randy Travis' version of the Beatles tune"Nowhere Man". Anything that Pat Boone covered and lets not forget to mention the dreadful slaughtering of many a classic recently covered by Barry Manilow.

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#196136 - 08/28/06 11:19 PM Re: The Worst Recording Of Someone Elses Hit Song  
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All of Joe Cocker's Beatles covers, plain and simple.


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Hey Alan,

Plain & simple to you perhaps,,,But I loved what Joe did with 'em....Different strokes, eh?

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I think I can answer this in two words:

Wing Sings


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I heard some last night!! "Celebrity Duets"! OH MY GOD!!! Simon Cowel just loves to let people humiliate themselves. Chris Jerico needs to stick with wrestling, Carly needs to stick to gymnastics, Cheech and Lea need to stick with acting and Randy Travis needs to stop trying to over-sing his songs.

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Oh my goodness. WHERE did you find this?
Yikes. I actually clicked "listen." Only because this tiny gal from Hong Kong singing Highway to Hell pricked my curiosity.

I think if she sang things right for her voice... uh...

Oh nevermind.
wow.
That's all I can say. wow

Linda

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Here's one for ya: I think Neil Sedaka's sappy, syrupy, barf-bag retread of his OWN hit, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," is one of the worst cover recordings I have ever heard.

It's hard to imagine great music being maimed so thouroughly as what Rod Stewart has been doing the last few years. Yikes!

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Truman--I could not agree more! It's painful to hear those great jazz standards butchered and dragged down. Aaaaaaagh! It's so SAD! And not in a good way!

Neil Sadaka....well, I always found myself thinking about how high his voice was, and how I originally thought I was listening to a woman sing, that I got distracted when he came on the radio. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a well-written song...did he really RE-record it??? Why?? Hmmm.

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Linda-- Haha! I had so much fun listening to Wing when I first found that site! It cracked me up so bad!

I'm not sure there IS a song that's good for her voice.

The sheer number of karaoke-type songs she has recorded is too funny....everything from musicals to Christmas songs to Beatles stuff...and "Highway to Hell" is my all-time favorite Wing song!!! Haha!

I also think it's hilarious to hear the unusual lyrics she uses, not quite what was intended, and on she goes. Heehee!

She's probably a very nice person, but wow! I don't remember how I found her. I think a friend sent me a link. Whoever it was has given me a lot of laughs. --Jean

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My husband says to mention Bing Crosby & David Bowie's duet of "The Little Drummer Boy."

Seems like Bing would love the part that goes, "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"! [Linked Image] --Jean

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come, they told me.
Boo bo bo bo boooo.
The newborn king to see.
Boo boo bo bo boooo.
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I can't go any further.
Stop trying to scare me please.
I was blissfully unaware of the bing n bowie Boy song.
I'll have nightamres now I am sure.
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That is some piece of work. I don't believe it was ever released as a record, although I'm sure I have heard the recording on the radio. It came from a TV variety Christmas special many years ago. I think it was Bing's show and David was a guest. I remember it very well. If you think the song sounds strange, just image der Bingle standing side-by-side with old Ziggy Stardust himself. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

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How about Frankie Lane's horrible version of "I Believe?" (shudder) Personally, I feel the Lettermen's version was fantastic (they never fail to get tears from me when I hear them sing it live). Frankie Lane causes tears but of a different sort.


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Totally disagree. Stewart has shown a surprisingly natural empathy with the material. Does he sound like the stereotypical Bing/Sinatra style crooner? No. But he still has done an excellent job with most of these songs. Truly a great singer.


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Bing and Bowie's duet is absolutely beautiful.


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mani:
Totally disagree.

That's okay with me.

[Rod Stewart is]... Truly a great singer.



I agree wholeheartedly. I dislike his treatment of the standards not for what he did, but for what he didn't do: interpret them by using his style and imagination. The instrumentation and the arrangements on those records are just dreadfully cliche. Rod's singing is fine, but I sure would love to have heard him take those songs somewhere they had never been before. If I want to hear the same tired old sounds and arrangements, I can listen to Tony Bennett, or Johnny Mathis, both of whom sing them better anyway.

I don't blame Rod for what he's done. He has reinvneted himself and assured that his career will stay vital for a long time to come. Good for him. I did not expect him to go into his 60's dressed in Spandex and warbling "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy." I tip my hat to him, but I think, with the path he took, he abandoned a great opportunity to be creative.

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Thanks for the concern Bob! [Linked Image]
Seriously though, I've never met anyone (that I know off) who didn't like this song. Certainly all my immediate friends and family (huge btw!) love it. A lot of people on here seem to equate leftfield or odddball with being bad.


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I have to defend the Manson cover of Sweet Dreams - I am not in anyone's imagination a Marilyn Manson fan, or am even familiar with his music, but I liked this cover.

I hate to say this because even though she lost me a few years ago I adore Courtney Love but Hole's Cover of Fleetwood Mac/Stevie's 'Gold Dust Woman' - was horrible - Love Hole. Love Stevie. Love that song. I enjoy artists doing a different take when they cover another artists' work - and I tried and tried to like it but I can't.

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Truman--I could not agree more! It's painful to hear those great jazz standards butchered and dragged down. Aaaaaaagh! It's so SAD! And not in a good way!

Neil Sadaka....well, I always found myself thinking about how high his voice was, and how I originally thought I was listening to a woman sing, that I got distracted when he came on the radio. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a well-written song...did he really RE-record it??? Why?? Hmmm.

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Hi Guys

Jazz! what are you talking about , ? "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" is a sixty's pop song . both versions are great slow or fast.

What are you guys listening too/ or maybe what are you listening with.

Comments on Joe Cocker

Beatles covers, Joe Cocker Little Help from My friends Brilliant version you obviuosly don't like Joe Cocker or the style he sings in, Ray Charles was the master and Joe is not far behind.
Each to his own.

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SplitLevel, I was responding to Truman's post. He wrote:

"Here's one for ya: I think Neil Sedaka's sappy, syrupy, barf-bag retread of his OWN hit, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," is one of the worst cover recordings I have ever heard.

It's hard to imagine great music being maimed so thouroughly as what Rod Stewart has been doing the last few years. Yikes!"

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My comments about "jazz standards" were about ROD STEWART. I wasn't calling "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" a jazz standard.

My other comments were just surprise that Neil Sadaka re-recorded his own hit.

I've never heard the newer recording. Don't really care to. They played the first hit so many times on the radio that I could not stand to hear any version of it again. And yes, I know that song belongs in the "pop" category.

You should pay attention when you read.

By the way, it was rude of you to ask "What are you listening with?" --Jean

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I'm guessing quite a few people have recorded Bill Withers' "Lean on Me." Probably some good recordings of it.....but I heard one a year or so ago on the radio that really bugged me.

I don't know who it is. It's got a driving beat behind it (hip hop maybe???), and the singing is okay (not too expressive)....but they missed a vital chord change. It's almost a one-chord-samba. And in some spots they changed the chord, but left the bass note where it was, and it clashed. Seemed really ignorant to me, and ruined the song.

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As much as I like Elvis, his version of that terrible Beatles song Hey Jude is a toe curler.
Also Eddie Arnold's Make the World Go Away given Elvis' treatment
Similarly The Everly Brothers take of A Whiter Shade of Pale.


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Absolutely anything Shatner covered. I sing tons of karaoke, which I know "Real" artists look down on, but with my memory, it is the only way I can get on stage and perform and get applause, which is like the best drug ever. There are songs I won't ever try, not because I lack the confidence, but because I believe they sound too good when the original singers do them. I had a real agent in Knoxville try to hire me to do all Willie songs on the road. Said he would put together a band and guarantee me bookings. I told him I will do Willie a lot karaoke, but only Willie should do himself on the road. I also couldn't remember enough of the lyrics to do that but didn't tell him that.

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