Van Morrison: “Real Real Gone”

Posted: November 20, 2013 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Van Morrison:


The Cover Songs Competition

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Celtic Soul vs. Bettye LaVette


Celtic Soul:

I think Celtic Soul might be a Van Morrison tribute band, which would ordinarily warrant certain preclusion from the blog. But I could not find anyone else brave enough to lock horns with Bettye and CS does put forth a fine effort…

Bettye LaVette:

Check out these superlatives for one of Bettye’s recent releases (i.e. Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook):

“A great record. Put me in the Bettye Lavette fan club.” – Keith Richards

“Bettye is reinventing and reclaiming a soul singing tradition all at once.” – Pete Townsend

“This Record is so full of life it hurts.” – Jon Bon Jovi

“Her performance of ‘Love Reign o’er Me’ will bring you to tears.” – Dave Grohl

“Bettye is blessed with an instantly recognizable voice full of power & emotion.” – Steve Winwood

“Bettye has recorded an amazing version of ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’.” – Elton John

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.



Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.


  1. RDubbs says:

    Excellent job, Celtic Soul! Thanks for playing … And don’t forget to grab a few complimentary CMI koozies on the way out.

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