Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Cash’

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Cowboy Junkies vs. Dami Im vs. Joe Cocker
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Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

Johnny Cash:

I know, technically, this is a cover and should be down below battling among other contenders. The problem is this cover is perfect. The song absolutely cannot be performed any better. As such, I feel to include it in the competition would be disrespectful to the memory of the Man in Black, as well as unfair to the poor bastards below who so desperately covet the industry accolades that come with a CMI victory.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Cowboy Junkies vs. Dami Im vs. Joe Cocker
Cowboy Junkies:

Dami Im:

Joe Cocker:

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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: “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Andre Bisson vs. Johnny Cash vs. Richard Lloyd
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“Americans learn only from catastrophe, and not from experience.”

  Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

The Original

 

Neil Young:

And before it was played six trillion times:

 

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Andre Bisson vs. Johnny Cash vs. Richard Lloyd
Andre Bisson:

Johnny Cash:

Richard Lloyd:

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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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

Johnny Cash:

I know, technically, this is a cover and should be down below battling among other contenders. The problem is this cover is perfect. The song absolutely cannot be performed any better. As such, I feel to include it in the competition would be disrespectful to the memory of the Man in Black, as well as unfair to the poor bastards below who so desperately covet the industry accolades that come with a CMI victory.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
Elisa:

Christian Kane & Mary Blige:

Mike Masse with Jeff Hall:

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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – Hank Williams
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Sarah Bettens vs. Johnny Cash & Nick Cave vs. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

Hank Williams:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Sarah Bettens vs. Johnny Cash & Nick Cave vs. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
Sarah Bettens:

Johnny Cash & Nick Cave:

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes:

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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?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “I Won’t Back Down” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Johny Cash vs. MercyMe vs. Pop Evil
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

 

The Original

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Johnny Cash vs. MercyMe vs. Pop Evil
Johnny Cash:

MercyMe:

Pop Evil:

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: “Me and Bobby McGee” – Roger Miller
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Johnny Cash vs. Grateful Dead vs. Syl Johnson
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Broccoli Fields Forever…

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Me and Bobby McGee was written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster. It was first released by Roger Miller, whose version reached No. 12 on the U.S. country chart in 1969. Although Kristofferson had sung the song for Janis Joplin, he was unaware that she recorded a version for inclusion on her album, Pearl. Me and Bobby McGee was recorded in October 1970, only days before Joplin overdosed. The first time Kristofferson heard Joplin’s version was the day after her death. Pearl was subsequently released in January 1971. Me and Bobby McGee topped the charts, posthumously becoming the only number one hit of Janis Joplin’s career. 

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The Original

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Roger Miller:

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The Most Popular

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Janis Joplin:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Johnny Cash vs. Grateful Dead vs. Syl Johnson

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Johnny Cash:

Grateful Dead:

Syl Johnson:

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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: “Girl From the North Country” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Eels vs. The Waterboys
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man and the carrot for a guitar he used …

Girl From the North Country was released in 1963 on Bob Dylan’s second album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Dylan wrote the song after his first visit to England. During his stay, Dylan became friendly with an English folk singer by the name of Martin Carthy. Carthy introduced to Dylan a number of English traditional folk songs including his own arrangement of Scarborough Fair, a ballad that dates back to Medieval times. Dylan composed Girl From The North Country in the spirit and cadence of an old English folk song, going so far as to clip a line straight from Scarborough Fair: “For she was once a true love of mine”. A few years later Paul Simon would steal much more than a line, he pilfered Carthy’s whole arrangement! But that’s another story … and not a very pleasant one at that.

Girl From the North County is an infectious ballad of a man’s love who has moved on and away. Much speculation revolves around which of three former girlfriends inspired Dylan to pen the song. But in fact, it was written about me. Although only two at the time I had a major impact on Dylan, assuring and providing him with much needed confidence and direction. Embarrassed by his adoration of a two year-old, Bob chose to mask my identity by writing of a girl who moved abroad.

Though never a hit, Girl From the North Country has become one of Dylan’s more enduring songs. Dylan often performs it in concerts – including his 30th Anniversary Concert Extravaganza (or as Neil Young dubbed it, “Bobfest”) – and it has been recorded by over 50 musicians.

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

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Nashville Country: Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

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In 1969 Dylan re-released Girl From the North Country on his album Nashville Skyline, this time singing the song as a duet with Johnny Cash. Bob had previously quit smoking and his voice sounded better than it had in years. But it’s anyone’s guess as to how much rehearsing the two did prior to recording. Exchanging verses, Bob kicks off the song with its first verse but when Johnny’s turn comes up he goes right into the third verse. Without missing a beat Bob follows with the second verse. And when they combine to sing there’s clearly confusion on where to go from there. It’s debatable whether the fourth verse gets sung at all as Bob and Johnny differ on a line or two, kind of melding the fourth and final verses together. But other than that it’s great. Actually, no kidding, it is great.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Eels vs. The Waterboys
Eels:

The Waterboys:

The Waterboys hold the distinction of being CMI’s Reigning Exultant Virtuosic Performer of “Girl From the North Country”. Additionally, The Waterboys are recipients of CMI’s universally coveted title of Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow! The Waterboys‘ triumph in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

10/23/2013 – “Girl From the North Country” (Bob Dylan) – The Waterboys (71%) thump Eddie Vedder (29%)

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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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