Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Crosscurrents 8/26

Hosts - John Gaguine and Mike Godkin

Today's theme is great covers.

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help from My Friends (cover of the Beatles)

Linda Ronstadt - Many Rivers to Cross (cover of Jimmy Cliff), That'll Be the Day (cover of Buddy Holly), I Will Always Love (cover of Dolly Parton)

Bob Dylan covers:
Richie Havens - Just Like a Woman
Peter, Paul and Mary - Blowing in the Wind
Pretenders - Forever Young

Beatles covers:
Judy Collins - In My Life
Richie Havens - Eleanor Rigby, She's Leaving Home

Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (cover of The Band)

John Fogerty (with Bruce Springsteen) - When Will I Be Loved? (cover of the Everly Bros.)

Covers that were huge hits of songs where the originals were also hits:
Jose Feliciano - Light My Life (The Doors)
Aretha Franklin - Respect (Otis Redding)
Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Three great Johnny Cash covers from late in his illustrious career
I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Solitary Man (Neil Diamond)
Hurt (Nine-Inch Nails)

A non-cover request - Don McLean, American Pie

Two great covers chosen by Mike:
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now (cover of Johnny Nash)
Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On (cover of Diana Ross and the Supremes)

Leon Russell - from 1971's Concert for Bangladesh - Jumpin' Jack Flash (cover of the Stones)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It through the Grapevine (cover of Marvin Gaye; also done by Gladys Knight and the Pips)

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