Great songs remade

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Pen Collector, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Gummy

    Gummy New in Town

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    Liza Pulman in Misomer Murders - Dance With The Dead

    I would love for Liza Pulman to record the songs she sung in the "Misomer Murders - Dance With The Dead" episode. I thought she was awesome. Great wartime songs and beautiful voice. I can but hope she will record them someday.

    If you have not seen it, I recommend you do.

    Gummy :)
     
  2. SayCici

    SayCici Practically Family

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    In general, I'd so much rather hear the original song, with the exception of the Beatles. They do a couple covers that I like, erstwhile covers of Beatles songs are never great.
     
  3. Gummy

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    You're right I don't think I ever heard The Beatles song done better then the orginal. But sometimes I hear old songs in new performances that I like for example "Björk's - Gling Gló
    ", Liza Pulman's WWII songs in Midsomer Murders and "Francoise Hardy & Iggy Pop - I'll Be Seeing You" but most I think the performers should have better done without.
     
  4. ilanacharnelle

    ilanacharnelle New in Town

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    I think some songs are better just left alone, though I do appreciate Michael Buble's renditions of some of the old classics.
    As a singer/ songwriter inspired by the music of the 1940s and 50s myself, I feel I'm better off writing my own music inspired by that era and that style than try to touch the classics.
     
  5. AtomicEraTom

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    Sometimes I laugh at the songs that are remade and by whom. I recently was listening to "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul, a song I listen to quite frequently (I'm a soul 70's fan, among other genres) and someone told me that Michael Buble remade it, and I couldn't help but laugh. I can't picture a man of that Caliber singing a Billy Paul song.
     
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    I like that version of "The Four Seasons" ! :eusa_clap :D
     
  9. skyvue

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    The question of "remaking" a song is quite different when applied to the rock era as opposed to the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and early '50s.

    Songs in those earlier years were not nearly as a strongly associated with a particular performer -- check any Billboard chart from the 1940s, and you're likely to find recordings of a given popular song by several different artists and orchestras in the Top 40.

    And few of those songs were written by the performers who had the hits with them.

    So a "remake" of a Bob Dylan or Beatles song is one thing; a "remake" of a Cole Porter standard is quite another. Imagine if there had been four or five versions of, say, "Paperback Writer" -- recorded by the Beatles, the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Rolling Stones, and the Dave Clark Five -- all in the Top 40 at one time. That was the situation in the pre-rock years.
     
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  11. Carlisle Blues

    Carlisle Blues My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^^^

    Yes they were see http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache...0's&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a for example

    Blue Skies- Irving Berlin

    Josephine Baker,Blue Skies,1921

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BlsXcx6j4

    Tanz-Orchester Dajos Béla Odeon A 45163 mx. (Be 5868) Berlin, 1927
    Vocal by Rex Allen
    Tanz-Orchester Dajos Béla
    Odeon A 45163 mx. (Be 5868)
    Berlin, 1927

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-gFlLKiSg&feature=related

    Jim Reeves - Blue skies EP 45 rpm (1962)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkjXieeVSJk

    This tune was covered by many artists...:)
     
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    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy recently did a tribute album to Cab Calloway: "How Big Can You Get?". They did a pretty good job!
     
  13. HadleyH

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    Bob Dylan(1992)

    "You Belong To me" ( 1952 song)

    This has been recorded by almost everybody under the sun: Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin,Ringo Starr,Judy Garland....blah...blah ....blah.... of course Dylan is always Dylan doesnt give a fig :) and I like his own version. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aQbDXjQ5E&feature=related
     
  14. Carlisle Blues

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    Carla Bruni - You Belong To Me with Lyrics~~~;) Simple and Sultry
    Charles Pasi - harmonica adds a nice touch.

    From the album Comme si de rien n'était (English: As If Nothing Had Happened) but something did happen....:) Released on July 11, 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=murYvyEzpUM
     
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    BBVD

    I'm listening to it right now and enjoying it very much.:D
     
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    Patti Austin - For Ella
     
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