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Great Cover Versions
The list author says: "Sometimes the cover version can be more popular and as good or better than the original version. Here's some really good covers.
First of 2 lists on great cover versions."
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
"Hendrix saw possibilities in Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" that the composer of the song didn't."
Eat A Peach [Remastered]
""One Way Out" is a Sonny Boy Williamson song."
Two From the Vault
"Pigpen does a long "Turn On Your Lovelight" here."
"Ringo covers Buck Owens "Act Naturally" here."
Beyond & Before: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970
"Yes covers Lennon and McCartney's "Every Little Thing" 2 times on this set."
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time
"India.arie and Santana cover George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" here. An original and fresh take."
Hot Rocks 1964-1971
""Time Is on My Side" is an Irma Thomas cover."
My Favorite Things
"He completely reimagines "My Favorite Things" here and does a 13 minute take on a 2 minute song."
""Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is just nailed on this album's closing track. She did that with a number of songs."
""Because the Night" was a hit cover of the Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith song."
The Best of Roxy Music
""Jealous Guy" a very good John Lennon cover"
"Scaggs covers Fenton Robinson's "Loan Me a Dime" here with the help of a lengthy Duane Allman guitar solo."
Live At Ludlow Garage - 1970 [2 CD]
"Duane Allman does a great "Dimples" here and Berry Oakley leads the band in a great cover of Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man" also."
Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits & Some That Will Be
"Willie does Gregg Allman's classic "Midnight Rider" here."
Rod Stewart Downtown Train
"Stewart has done many covers in his long career and none better than Tom Waits "Downtown Train". ("Reason to Believe is really good also)"
The Very Best of Cream
"Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" ."
Where Have You Been: Live in Montreux 1976-1994
"Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago" is such a good song that it's hard to do a bad cover of it."
"Mann has done many Dylan and Springsteen covers. He had a #1 hit with Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light""
"2 big hit covers here- Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman" and Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va""
The Definitive Collection
""Walk Away Renee" a great song originally done by the Left Banke."
Keep On Moving: The Best Of AngSlique Kidjo
"Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child""
"This is an album of Grateful Dead covers. Los Lobos "Bertha" and Indigo Girls "Uncle John's Band" among the highlights."
""Honky Tonk Woman" is done very well here"
Black Midnight Sun
"He covers Mick Jagger's "Lucky in Love" here"
"He does George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun" in a new and different way."
Briefcase Full of Blues
""I Heard It Through the Grapevine""
Greatest Hits:30 Years Of Rock
"John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer""
New Moon Daughter
"Niel Young's "Harvest Moon""
"Ray Davies "Stop Your Sobbing" is just nailed here."
"Miles Davis "So What" is covered here"
The Essential Janis Joplin
The 50 Greatest Love Songs
""You Don't Have to say You Love Me' originally a hit for Dusty Springfield. Elvis made many songs his own."
The Best of 1980-1990 / The B-Sides
Very Best of Deep Purple
"The only Niel Diamond cover by Deep Purple is "Kentucky Woman". An unlikely combination that works."
At Fillmore East
""You Don't Love Me" , "Statesboro Blues" and "Stormy Monday" are all covers of blues songs."
""Back Door Man" a Willie Dixon song"
"She covers many good songs here including the Doors "Soul Kitchen""
""Little Wing" is very different than the Jimi Hendrix original."
461 Ocean Boulevard [Remastered]
""I Shot the Sherriff"- Clapton's #1 hit cover helped make Bob Marley a lot more well known."
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