The cover song.
Good at times, better at others...worse than anything ever created by man if done by the wrong artist.
It dawned upon me that while listening to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" that I never knew what the fuck Kurt was saying in 75% of the lyrics.
It was one of those cases where I would always sing the parts I knew ("entertain ussss...") and mumble or make up something for the rest.
Apparently, I'm not alone according to this link.
Then I discovered, Tori Amos' version...yes, Tori Amos. She gives the song an almost opera/acoustic rendering & articulates every single word of her interpretation which made my job easier.
Which further led to me discovering the jazz group called The Bad Plus' version which is semi-frenzied but beautiful.
The beautiful thing is you can see each singer or group's different interpetation of each song, the highlights where they want to place them, the additional adlibs, the slight nuances that match each song true to the original but still unique.
So with that in mind, I scrapped together some other originals and covers by what can be considered to be more notable artists, all for your listening pleasure.
Donnie Hathaway - "A Song For You"
Smokie Robinson & The Miracles - "You Got A Hold On Me"
Me'shell Ndegéocello & The Funk Brothers
Ashley Simpson - "Pieces Of Me"
Grover Washington Jr. - "Mr. Magic"
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Family - "Nothing Compares To You"
The Rolling Stones - "Wild Horses"
Alicia Keys & Adam Levine
Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"
Will Ferrell as Frank in Old School
Either way, it's a little something different for your listening pleasures.
The Smoking Section Presents The Covers
Edit - Adding two good ones...
Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make You Love Me"
Covered by Prince
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Posted by Gotty™ at 3/06/2006 05:43:00 PM