Friday, October 19, 2012

"The Burning Love? Clever Cover Project" : THE WEEKEND MIX

I followed your lead and tossed in a few that are near and dear. I'm confident that the majority fit the bill for "clever," and the few that don't are too good to pass up.

I love them all, with extra special nods going to Siouxsie & Budgie as The Creatures for their unexpected big band take on Herbie Mann's instrumental, Joan Osborne for recognizing the brilliance of Don Van Vliet, Jason Falkner for building (just a little) on each verse of Joni's folk classic and creating a power pop classic and Frank Zappa & The Mothers pre-"Freak Out" basement version of Marvin Gaye's hit.



Hush- Deep Purple (Joe South)
Right Now- The Creatures (Herbie Mann)
Ticket To Ride- Carpenters (The Beatles)
Can't Get Enough- Frank Lee Sprague (Bad Company)
Hitch Hike- Frank Zappa (Marvin Gaye)
Confortably Numb- Scissor Sisters (Pink Floyd)
Richie Dagger's Crime- The Posies (The Germs)
Yes Sir, That's My Baby- Hale & The Hushabyes (Eddie Cantor)
Oops! I Did It Again- Richard Thompson (Britney Spears)
Diamonds & Rust- Judas Priest (Joan Baez)
His Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles- Joan Osborne (Captain Beefheart)
Song For You- Continental Drifters (Gram Parsons)
Whispering Grass- Sandy Denny (The Ink Spots)
(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown- New York Dolls (Archie Bell & The Drells)
You Send Me- Aretha Franklin (Sam Cooke)
Return To Me- Bob Dylan (Dean Martin)
Gypsy Woman- David Byrne (Crystal Waters)
Brazil- Gigi & The Charmaines (Xavier Cugat)
Hurt- Johnny Cash- (NIne Inch Nails)
Both Sides Now- Jason Falkner (Joni Mitchell)

clever covers


oldkdawg said...

This looks real interesting. Can't wait to give it a listen or three. Thanks for putting this mix together.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Got it. Thanks!

Aaron said...

Oh, boy. Can't wait!

Thanks Sal!

A walk in the woods said...

Nice-looking mix! Looking forward to it.

charlie c. said...

This is going to be fun!


Very Groovy Sal!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Sal. Some interesting covers here. The scissor sisters track that is out there.

Great share



whattawino said...

Cover me, baby. I'm goin' in.

Bookmonkey said...

I have always liked Sergio Mendes version of "For What It's Worth"

dogbreath said...

Thanks for an excellent mix as usual. Richard Thompson's clever deconstruction/reconstruction of the Britney tune is a particular fave of mine, and the Johnny Cash & Sandy Denny versions always bring a tear to a jaded old eye. Cheers!