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Most Unexpected Cover Heard At A Gig

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OK, I was watching a (mainly 60s) rock classics cover band on Sunday and somewhere in between Purple Haze and the Hunter (a must if you ever play the Hartlepool Supporters club on a Sunday) they dropped in a Dusty Springfield song.

     
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I once caught Russ Tippins playing on my doorstep, (not literally) Popped along to my local pub to catch his acoustic set. Blew me away when, not only played Joan Baez,  Diamonds and Rust, but followed it up with a Jake Thackray number. If you don’t know this deceased Yorkshire comedy folk genius, here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8n3D6b088&list=PLOw-INr2WVbg7CL8pmxd4ab5vkWBAakd2&index=4

     
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tilerman - 16 October 2018 03:32 PM

I once caught Russ Tippins playing on my doorstep, (not literally) Popped along to my local pub to catch his acoustic set. Blew me away when, not only played Joan Baez,  Diamonds and Rust, but followed it up with a Jake Thackray number. If you don’t know this deceased Yorkshire comedy folk genius, here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8n3D6b088&list=PLOw-INr2WVbg7CL8pmxd4ab5vkWBAakd2&index=4

For a guy who cut his teeth in a thrash/death metal band, Russ is pretty eclectic in his solo sets; I’ve heard him go from Sting to Michael Jackson via ELO and end up at Uriah Heep…. He’s a human Juke Box…..

And Blimey - Jake Thackray!!! That takes you back…... The heady days of the early 1970’s Folk circuit; Tony Capstick, Max Boyce; Mike Harding, Jasper Carrott, Billy Connolly

     

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Would anyone lay odds on hearing a cover of a 1942 Peggy Lee Jazz number at a Blues gig?

Saturday night, Greg Coulson, with Stuart Dixon laid down a cover of Why Don’t You Do Right?. Okay, actually, it was 1st done by Lil Green + Big Bill Broonzy in 1941 (actually, actually, it’s a re-worked song from 1936 - Weed Smoker’s Dream). However, it’s not that obscure, a lot of people will have heard it without realising as it was Jessica Rabbit’s featured number in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

     

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Last night I went to see Italian rock band Dobermann and played a few covers to break up their set of originals, Two of which were, Nancy Sinatras, These Boots are made for walking (instead of , are you ready boots, you get, Are you ready ‘insert name of town’) and Bowies Suffragette city. Ace!

     
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PS, they also did a version of Johnny Kydd and the Pirates (1959)  Please Don’t touch but to be fair, the 1980 Motor head / Girlschool version is probably more familiar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98LRNQXtxok

tilerman - 25 October 2018 09:57 AM

Last night I went to see Italian rock band Dobermann and played a few covers to break up their set of originals, Two of which were, Nancy Sinatras, These Boots are made for walking (instead of , are you ready boots, you get, Are you ready ‘insert name of town’) and Bowies Suffragette city. Ace!

     
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Bit strange putting this on in here…. you’d almost think Jimi only did Voodoo Chile…..

Purple Haze - Carvin Jones on Saturday night….

     

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Jimi being a rarity these days;

Red House - Xander & the Peace Pirates….

     

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One of the highlights of Jose Ramirez’s set at Hartlepool (16 02 19) was Otis Reddings, these Arms of mine. It lasted a lot longer than ORs version and a great excuse to get off the stage and show the audience close up some fret work
(video not from Hartlepool)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZx30vkKypo

     
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Couple of cracking cover highlights from last night’s Ariel Posen gig, firstly a cover of Billy Preston’s Nothing from Nothing. and a closing encore from the much overlooked,late John Martyn - Angeline.
(if you don’t know the original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKr3E1N89us )

     

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