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WTF Songs originally done by black artists redone by white artists

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Whipping Post, May 10, 2019.

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    Steve Marriott’s voice was 11 on a 10 scale

     
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    Elvis' cover is pretty killer and he didn't sanitized the lyrics. That he had the guts to perform this along with Tuner's Flip Flop and Fly on national tv in 56 still amazes me. The song is probably the filthiest ever made and only the hippest understood its meaning in the 50s. Elvis used it as a message song. ( Jerry Lee Lewis' Big Legged Woman is also downright dirty)

    Elvis had some amazing covers-a few standouts- Arthur Crudup That's All Right (Elvis' breakthrough), Junior Parker's Mystery Train (single greatest recording by anyone imo), The Drifters Such A Night ( on his first LP after the Army), The Clovers Down In The Alley ( when Elvis was trapped by the awful movie songs), Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me To Do ( multiple live versions from his 68 Special with him playing guitar like his very life depended on it), Chuck Jackson's Any Day Now and a live version when he returned to stage in 69 of Little Walter's My Babe,and finally a studio jam ( find the unedited version if you can) of Chuck Berry's Merry Christmas Baby.
    These covers surpass the original recordings but what is so clear when you listen is the deep and obvious affection, Elvis has for music and the musicians. This was mostly the music of his youth and he revered it.
     
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    He was an amazing talent. It’s unfortunate that he let Colonel Parker call the shots. He made him a ton of money but only scratched the surface of his talent.
     
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    Every song on led zeppelin's first two albums
     
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    Written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers.
    First performed by The Contours.

     
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