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Tune du Jour: “And I Love Her” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Kurt Cobain vs. Alton Ellis vs. Santo & Johnny
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The Original

 

The Beatles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Kurt Cobain vs. Alton Ellis vs. Santo & Johnny
Kurt Cobain:

Alton Ellis:

Santo & Johnny:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “Duke of Earl” – Gene Chandler
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Alton Ellis vs. Youth Brigade
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Broc..Broc..Broc..Broc-A-Lee, Broc..Broc..Broc-A-Lee…

Duke of Earl was penned in 1961 by Gene Chandler, Bernice Williams and Earl Edwards. The song rose to number 1 on both the pop and R&B charts. It held the number-one spot for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained on the Hot 100 for a total of 15 weeks. Duke of Earl was a 2002 inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was selected by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Duke of Earl has a rather interesting origin. According to Wikipedia, the song originated from warm-up exercises by the Dukays, a vocal group that included Chandler (under his original name, Eugene Dixon) and Earl Edwards. The group would regularly warm up by singing “Do do do do…” in different keys. On one occasion, Dixon changed the syllables he was singing to include Earl’s name, and the chant gradually became the nonsense words “Du..du..du..Duke of Earl”. The pair worked on the song with regular songwriter and mentor Bernice Williams, and then recorded it with the other members of the Dukays. However, the group’s record company was not interested in releasing the song, instead leaving Dixon with the offer of releasing it as a solo artist. Dixon changed his name to Gene Chandler (a surname taken from that of the actor Jeff Chandler), and the song was released at the end of 1961

The Original

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Gene Chandler:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Alton Ellis and The Flames vs. Youth Brigade

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Alton Ellis and The Flames:

Youth Brigade:

Everybody Now: I’m An Individual, We Are Individuals!!!

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?!!?

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