Multiple covers of classic songs

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October 1st, 2014 at 5:23:35 AM permalink
Mosca
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Edie Sedgewick must have been quite something, to have had songs written about her by two different iconic pop artists. ("Like A Rolling Stone" by Dylan and "Femme Fatale" by Lou Reed.)
October 1st, 2014 at 9:54:26 AM permalink
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I suppose you have to thank Baum for this one, because I can't see it lasting all these years without the push from the epic story.

I'm not saying Garland had no talent; quite the opposite. It's just that the song is kind of cheesy. My criticism aside, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" has to be one of the eternal classics. (1939? Good Christ)



Ray Charles tried inject some soul into it, although his version, for me, has an unmistakable "Christmas vibe" to it. I dunno what it is, but this version makes me think of snow covered evergreens and crackling fires.



The huge names of long ago covered it, like Ella Fitzgerald



Clapton tried bringing the blues, and you can almost drink to it (but it still sounds like Xmas music =p).



And Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole took it to the tropics.



But just to point out how weird it is, even Hendrix couldn't "fix" it. Hearing this doesn't take me to my happy Hendrix spot. Instead, it sounds like something that should be playing as the credits roll for "Top Gun" (C'mon, tell me you don't hear it =p)



And I love Willie, and he does it well, but even he can't break through the chains of the song (dunno who the girl is with the poorly done boobs in the video. It's the internet =p)



But look long enough and you'll find it. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes did what it took, and somehow dropped the cheese with this punk version.

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October 1st, 2014 at 10:44:13 AM permalink
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Same here. I won't argue that he's a legend. I just can't listen to it.


For me, he's like Bruce Springsteen. It's a slice of Americana I don't connect with.

On the other side, any musician who can inspire and inflame and get people roused up is doing their job. So I'm not dimissing Bob, I just don't care for him myself.

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October 1st, 2014 at 12:35:18 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I'm not saying Garland had no talent; quite the opposite. It's just that the song is kind of cheesy.


Of course it's cheezy, it's from a kids movie
75 years ago. No more cheezy than half
the songs from any Disney animated kids
movie in the last 20 years.
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October 17th, 2014 at 7:14:58 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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(dunno who the girl is with the poorly done boobs in the video. It's the internet =p)


Ninel Paloma Herrera Conde (age 44) from Toluca Mexico. She is a TV actress turned singer (it's usually the other way around).

Mandy Patinkin on David Letterman
October 18th, 2014 at 12:07:59 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Mandy Patinkin on David Letterman


Wow, that brought tears to my eyes. That much
talent at your disposal to unleash at will. Stunning.

This one is great. Watch his body language as he
puts everything he has into getting his voice to
produce all it's got. Talent unhinged..

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October 18th, 2014 at 5:19:24 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Wow, that brought tears to my eyes


He has a 1990 album simply called "Mandy Patinkin" with all those tracks. He sang #1, #4, and #10 on Letterman with Tony Randall as a sidekick. My favorite is #4.

1. Over The Rainbow
2. Coffee In A Cardboard Cup
3. Pretty Lady
4. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
5. Love, Unrequited, Robs Me Of My Rest
6. No More
7. Me And My Shadow
8. No One Is Alone
9. Sonny Boy
10. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody/'Casey'
11. And The Band Played On
12. Marie
13. Once Upon A Time
14. Anyone Can Whistle
15. Soliloquy
16. I'll Be Seeing You
17. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
18. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
19. Puttin On The Ritz
20. Alexander's Ragtime Band
21. Swanee
22. My Mammy
23. Handful Of Keys
24. Pennies From Heaven


October 20th, 2014 at 11:34:13 PM permalink
rxwine
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What the hell is a Zendrum you ask? Or maybe you didn't. (She does a nice cover, but I swear she plays like a woman paid to give a handjob who is kinda bored. lol )

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October 21st, 2014 at 12:04:22 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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What the hell is a Zendrum you ask?

Interesting, actually patented 20 years ago, it is becoming more popular.
December 19th, 2014 at 1:37:51 AM permalink
rxwine
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Too often I think of the bassoon as squawking, but this is very mellow,

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