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PostSun May 26, 2019 7:30 pm 
You can count on bluegrass musicians to take songs from pretty much any genre and put their own spin on it.  I even came up with a phrase for that--"they bluegrassed it."  Here's one of probably countless examples of that.


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PostSun May 26, 2019 7:45 pm 
Okay, I'll try to stop for now, but I'm sure I'll be back later.  In parting a couple wonderful remakes by the Wailin' Jennys.

Actually this brings up another point.  Many musicians perform cover tunes in concert.  They don't always get around to recording those songs in studio.  In this case the Jennys were regularly including these in concert but put them on vinyl eventually.


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PostSun May 26, 2019 8:26 pm 
Speaking of "bluegrassing it", this one will blow your mind:


Then there's this original and its "line dance" version   chickenleg.gif  chickenleg.gif chickenleg.gif chickenleg.gif


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PostSun May 26, 2019 9:13 pm 
Always thought Kurt wrote the good Courtney songs.  But, really, he just told her which ones to cover.

Credit in the Straight World:

Young Marble Giants
1980

Hole
1994

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PostSun May 26, 2019 9:16 pm 
The Boss was Blinded a few years before Mr. Mann

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PostMon May 27, 2019 10:51 am 
I grew up listening to Thomas Dolby.
I Scare Myself
1984

Just discovered Dan Hicks last year.
Dan Hicks + Hot Licks
I Scare Myself
1969

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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:01 am 
Dylan gave away (sold?) more than he kept is probably not a true statement.  But still

Sheryl Crow
Mississippi 1998

A few years later in my parents car, listening to Dylan's Love and Theft CD, 2001.  "Hey Bob Dylan covers my favorite Sheryl Crow song?"

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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:09 am 
This is one where I much prefer the remake.


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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:14 am 
Here's another where I was surprised to find out the version I knew wasn't the original.


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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:36 am 
There's probably a ton of Beatles covers.  I really like this one (from a Vancouver, BC band).


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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:42 am 
Dwight Yoakam popped up earlier.  He's had several nice covers.


What better way to do a cover than to get the original artist to duet with you?

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PostMon May 27, 2019 11:52 am 
Speaking of Gram Parsons (he was a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers), he's probably had quite a few of his tunes covered.


He even covered his own song when Emmylou Harris was in his band.  I love the BR549 version though.


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PostMon May 27, 2019 12:02 pm 
Julie Miller isn't a household name, but she and husband Buddy Miller are behind the scenes superstars.  Both write and sing, Buddy produces and does session work as a guitarist, and he was in Emmylou's band for a while.


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PostMon May 27, 2019 12:24 pm 
Townes Van Zandt is probably mostly forgotten but you've probably heard some of his songs.


This one has been covered numerous times.

I didn't even realize how much this song has been done, everybody has a version of it.
It just keeps going.  Mumford and Sons, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Joey+Rory, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, and on and on.  Just based on the list of people who have covered it, I gotta think this is one of the best country love songs ever written.

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PostMon May 27, 2019 4:04 pm 
OlderthanIusedtobe - That's some good sampling of "Cosmic American Music", as Parsons used to say.   30+ years ago I saw Dwight at Bumbershoot, in the opera house.  K.D. Lang and the Reclines opened for him. This was back in the day when she was still largely unknown (but not to me, thanks to my Canada connections).  Lang was  in her punk cowgirl phase.  I thought she put on a better show than Dwight did.  She was so high energy she made Dwight's performance look like he was bored and just trying to get thru it. Many of my faves in your posts.  up.gif  up.gif

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