Posts Tagged ‘Van Morrison’

Tune du Jour: “Madame George” – Van Morrison
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Jeff Buckley vs. Energy Orchard vs. Phoebe Snow
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!



Read it in the Sunday papers …

Joshua James, 23, was arrested for throwing a live, 3 1/2-foot alligator through the drive-thru window of a Florida Wendy’s. “He does stuff like this because he thinks it’s funny,” said his mother, Linda James, calling her son “stupid.”



The Original


Oh the Black Brothers are at it again. This time-consuming post is courtesy of Kerry Black. (Hope you like the song as much as he does.)

Van Morrison:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Jeff Buckley vs. Energy Orchard vs. Phoebe Snow
Jeff Buckley:

Energy Orchard:

Phoebe Snow:

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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Broccoli Fields Forever …

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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.



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