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Arthurhucksake posted this 03 June 2015 - Last edited 04 June 2015

Originally posted by Mangobean

This was a good version too

 

This is the best cover of a Hendrix song i've heard . it's also features the best three guitarists on the planet IMHO.

 

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Halo Stickman posted this 04 June 2015

I would like to enjoy this gorgeous little number just before I die.

 

.. and the song's quite nice as well.

Fowllyd posted this 07 June 2015

How could I forget one of my favourite covers? Possibly because I've never actually heard the original. Here we have the late, great James Carr singing To Love Somebody, a song written by the Brothers Gibb so, I would assume, originally recorded by them as well.

One of the great soul voices, as this and so many other of his songs attest. However, James was afflicted by severe stage fright and found it almost impossible to perform live. He did record a fair number of records, but his career never really took off.

Fowllyd posted this 10 June 2015

I can't let this thread die. Here's a cover I hadn't heard for years; an obscure Bob Dylan song is given the Brit-reggae treatment to great effect by Matumbi (probably best know for the theme tune to Empire Road).

One other thing - the original may not be among the Zim's best-known works, but I'll give yo uplenty of six to five that Lord Pap of Pap Towers will recognise it in milliseconds.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 June 2015 - Last edited 11 June 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

So here's a relatively new one to me.

Long story, well a story that spans a long period of time anyway. My memory is a bit sketchy as my synapses had cider in them at the time, but a few months before Arthur Lee died, a mate and I went to see him at The Brook. He was the frontman of the band Love. I didn't know much about him/them before going, but my mate (who is older) was a massive fan. Anyway, it was a great night and even though he was getting on, he put on a great show.

Fast forward to last month and me and the same mate are at a Calexico gig in London and as part of the encore, they played this.

A cover of Love's Alone again, or...

Was almost spiritually good. 

 That the trouble getting here late Bletch...I was going to post the exact same link even down to the story of having been at The Brook to catch one of Arthur Lee's final gigs. So to make up for it here's something, for some sacrelege for others a band paying homage...

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Fowllyd posted this 11 June 2015

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by saintbletch

So here's a relatively new one to me.

Long story, well a story that spans a long period of time anyway. My memory is a bit sketchy as my synapses had cider in them at the time, but a few months before Arthur Lee died, a mate and I went to see him at The Brook. He was the frontman of the band Love. I didn't know much about him/them before going, but my mate (who is older) was a massive fan. Anyway, it was a great night and even though he was getting on, he put on a great show.

Fast forward to last month and me and the same mate are at a Calexico gig in London and as part of the encore, they played this.

A cover of Love's Alone again, or...

Was almost spiritually good. 

 That the trouble getting here late Bletch...I was going to post the exact same link even down to the story of having been at The Brook to catch one of Arthur Lee's final gigs. So to make up for it here's something, for some sacrelege for others a band paying homage...

I enjoyed that - a subtle reworking, and I like the way they eschewed the hook line that marks out the original so strongly.

saintbletch posted this 11 June 2015

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by saintbletch

So here's a relatively new one to me.

Long story, well a story that spans a long period of time anyway. My memory is a bit sketchy as my synapses had cider in them at the time, but a few months before Arthur Lee died, a mate and I went to see him at The Brook. He was the frontman of the band Love. I didn't know much about him/them before going, but my mate (who is older) was a massive fan. Anyway, it was a great night and even though he was getting on, he put on a great show.

Fast forward to last month and me and the same mate are at a Calexico gig in London and as part of the encore, they played this.

A cover of Love's Alone again, or...

Was almost spiritually good. 

 That the trouble getting here late Bletch...I was going to post the exact same link even down to the story of having been at The Brook to catch one of Arthur Lee's final gigs. So to make up for it here's something, for some sacrelege for others a band paying homage...

Well lifeintheslowlane, we must have been at the same gig. I mentioned above that the details are sketchy because in my mind it was only months before he died, but I googled for the Brook gig, and it seemed to suggest it was a few years before he died. 

The Calexico cover of LWTA is interesting, and as you say as a nod in the direction of Joy Division and Ian Curtis, that's fair enough, but I think that song might just be left as is. I really love the Calexico cover of Alone again, or... Very special.

What are you memories of the Arthur Lee gig? Do you remember the year? I remember him opening and appearing a little distant/drunk and then got right into it. Then again it might have been that when he opened I was completly sober, and by the end was a little tipsy/hammered. I've had a few good nights in The Brook, but that was right up there.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 June 2015

We were definitely at the same Brook gig Bletch…I think it must have been around 2002-2003 shortly before he recorded the “Forever Changes Concert” at The Festival Hall in 2003.

 All I remember of the gig was the slow start but just really impressed with Arthur’s voice…as good and as strong as it ever was. I thought the whole gig was sensational but I, being a late teenager in the summer of love, was high on the nostalgia trip at the time laughing 

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saintbletch posted this 12 June 2015

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

We were definitely at the same Brook gig Bletch…I think it must have been around 2002-2003 shortly before he recorded the “Forever Changes Concert” at The Festival Hall in 2003.

 All I remember of the gig was the slow start but just really impressed with Arthur’s voice…as good and as strong as it ever was. I thought the whole gig was sensational but I, being a late teenager in the summer of love, was high on the nostalgia trip at the time laughing 


A couple of points 'slowlane. Fowllyd of this parish was at the RFH concert. So that's an amazingly high percentage of papswebbers that saw a relatively obscure, but incredibly influential individual perform.

Secondly, if you're ever having a rough day, checkout the link in this thread to You set the Scene - recorded on Jools Holland.

Wonderful.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 12 June 2015 - Last edited 12 June 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch


A couple of points 'slowlane. Fowllyd of this parish was at the RFH concert. So that's an amazingly high percentage of papswebbers that saw a relatively obscure, but incredibly influential individual perform. Secondly, if you're ever having a rough day, checkout the link in this thread to You set the Scene - recorded on Jools Holland. Wonderful.

Thanks for drawing my attention to "You set the Scene"...just perfect. I think "Fowllyd" and I must be of the same vintage.