Cover Better Than The Original

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    I'm more of a Linda Ronstadt, Tina Turner fan. (Cyndi Lauper???? o_O)
     
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    Strongly disagree. Dylan's voice meshed, perfectly, with his lyrics. He used a style that he developed over the years. Same can be said for Tom Waits. Both could sing in a more standard "nice" tone, but that wouldn't go with their lyrics.

    Just now, I listened to Knockin' On Heaven's Door, in my mind. I still got choked up. Yeah, that was Dylan singing with a more traditional delivery. Thing is, he also kills it on A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall, using his "Dylan voice!"
     
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    I Shot The Sheriff: Cover WORSE than the original, although a big hit for Clapton. Marley was very irritated with him, as they tell you on his house tour.

    Both Sides Now: Collins version BETTER than Mitchell's, and there was bad blood between the two, as well. (I believe Collins recorded the tune before Mitchell could, but Joni had sung the tune to Judy back in the very young days of that whole scene.)
     
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    I hear the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" and mellow-out and Dylan's and want screech.
     
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    To further fan the flames, I agree completely. :D:p

    The Tarzan yell is a perfect description. When Houston's version of that song is on the radio I have to turn the volume to mute. It makes me cringe. She remains flat for a painfully long amount of time, when she scoops up to the high notes, and she has the benefit of all the enhancement equipment in a recording studio.

    Dolly sings it live, I believe. Peace.
     
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    Oooooh, noooooo. Leon, baby.

     
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    Something I never knew: "Black Magic Woman" was written by British musician Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac, and appeared as their single in 1968.



    Cover by Santana, 1970

     
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    The only songs that Dylan sings that don't make me wince are "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Positively 4th Street."
     
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    Oh, I beg to differ. :D This is my theme song...

     
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    Is it the lyrics -- which incidentally I had to research as I couldn't understand them -- that do it for you? The voice, uh uh. Melody not so much.

    But hey the instrumentation was top notch.
     
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    Linda -- hate her world view -- love me damn near all of her songs.

    Tina, great also.
     
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    I think the voice is perfect for that song. "I used to care but things have changed."
     
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    Weekend in New England
    Written and recorded by Randy Edelman in 1975. Recorded by Barry Manilow (LINK) the following year. Some differences, which may have been preferred had they been reversed. Who knows.

     
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    Introducing 13 years old Angelina Jordan singing an excerpt from Bohemian Rhapsody.

    I’m going to be watching this little lady. She’s going to have one heckova great career!!
     
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    I saw that show. There have been so many young singers that I've been blown away by on that show. I still check on Grace Vanderwaal (who won a few seasons ago) to see where her career is, and look up Angelica Hale occasionally.

    I've often said that those who "make it" in entertainment are only scratching the surface of what's out there...and the commercially successful ones aren't always the best.
     
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