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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

John, Paul, George & Ringo

Of the feedback I've received since starting to blog, the piece that's been easiest for me to discard was  "...forget  the Beatles, get more contemporary..." or something like that. Though I've posted exclusively about the Beatles just once prior to today, that's more about embracing variety than any indication of the intensity of my passion for the band.

So, what is your favorite cover of an original Beatles song? Although I've probably asked more than 500 questions here since March 2011, I confess, Beatles nerd that I am, this question is in my top ten. I'd love it if you'd provide a YouTube link, as I have at the bottom for one of my favorites; then we Beatle geeks can listen without searching. I promise most of you won't be real familiar with this particular favorite of mine so please let me know what you think.

And while I'm at it I'd also like to know: What song did the Beatles cover that you liked the best? No need for YouTube links on that piece, I have all their recordings. If you tell me yours, I'll share one of mine and then we can argue about it. Forget the Beatles, indeed!



  1. not too shabby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lZ1Mu78VFM

  2. kid's alright http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1sbCAwyVOs

  3. esoteric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Jrp0PuDF8

  4. show off http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ova15Bpg5U

  5. I'd like to turn the tide. Thousands of artists have covered the Beatles, but here are a few of my latest favorites. No u-tube links but I will email you mp3's - they are not-perfect concert recordings but fun to listen to.
    Something - Dylan
    Blackbird - CSN
    For No One - Joe Jackson
    If I Needed Someone - JT
    Things We Said Today - Nanci Griffith
    Any Time At All - Nils Lofgren

  6. Favorited Beatles cover: "Twist and Shout". Brings back so many memories of teen dance parties. Well, OK one teen dance party where there was this girl...
    Favorite cover of a Beatles Song. Here's one that I never get tired of hearing: Dionne Farris, "Blackbird". Really special. From album, "Wild Seed...Wild Flower". YouTube link is here but listen to the entire album cut is best however not available on iTunes. David Harris on guitar. 1994

    Second runner up: Jeff Beck, "A Day in the Life".

  7. Boys - Some great stuff here. Thanks for all the input and Jimmy - thanks for the MP-3's via your e-mail. FYI, my brother (who commented via Facebook rather than here) nominated Cocker's "With A Little Help..." - another winner. Steve - glad you liked "I'm A Loser".