Tagged: Rob Thomas

One More Cup of Coffee

Jen Kehl at My Skewed View and Kristi at Finding Ninee host Twisted MixTape Tuesday, a blog hop that’s all about music.  The premise is to create a five song mix based on the week’s theme.  (You can click on the button above if you’d like to play along).  Here’s Jen’s instructions for today’s topic:

Great Cover Songs

I know I haven’t joined in for a couple weeks, but my winter blahs are reaching critical mass.  I knew for a fact that I couldn’t miss this week though.  I mean “cover songs” are my thing!

1.  Ain’t No Sunshine – Santana and Rob Thomas.  I just discovered this version of Bill Withers’ hit song a couple weeks ago.  These two make a dynamite duo and I hope they do more collaborations in the future.  I just wish there was a better version online.

2.  One More Cup of Coffee – The White Stripes.  You really can’t throw a rock into a pool of covers and not hit a Bob Dylan song.  Dylan once remarked that this song was written from his experience of a week spent at a Gypsy Festival in France.  I think Jack White does an admirable job in capturing the Dylan-esqueness (yeah I may have just made up that word) of the song.

3.  I Will Always Love You – Chris Cornell Honesty time here…I really dislike this song.  Both Dolly’s version and Whitney’s.  But I ran across this version about a month ago on a playlist and was really getting into it before I even realized what the song was.  Are his vocals as pure as the more famous singers?  Of course not…and that’s probably why I actually like this “rawer” version of the song.  As far as I can by YouTube, the only performance he’s done that was recorded was for an Obama fundraiser a couple years ago.

4.  Street Fighting Man – Oasis Speaking of “raw” songs, I’m usually not a huge Oasis fan, but love this cover of the Rolling Stones’ song.

5.  The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana.  I did a TMT post a few months back about covers that were better than the originals and included Nirvana’s cover of Where Did You Sleep Last Night.  I had a discussion a few days later with a friend that asked me why I chose to use that Nirvana song from the MTV Unplugged special instead of this one.  My answer was simple…its because I love both Nirvana’s cover and David Bowie’s original of this song and I really don’t think one version is better than the other.

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