Are you ever quite surprised when you learn who did a song?

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  1. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Addicted Member

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    I would not have guessed this. Listening to Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits. I would have thought this song was from the 70s and not done by Lenny Kravitz. Though when you hear it, its totally his voice. I must not have paid attention to who did this song back when I used to hear it and/or his talents fooled me. What else?

     
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    Yeah this one. I thought it was some a Motown recording featuring some hard travelling blues guys who had done the chitlin circuit.

    Four skinny English fellows from Birningham with a redhead lead singer.
     
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    I'm 48 and only found out about 3 years ago that Lido Shuffle was performed by Boz Scaggs...
     
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    "See Emily Play" - Pink Floyd. I pretty much assumed Pink Floyd was Dark Side of the Moon, etc. So when I heard it on the radio I was pretty sure it was from some obscure Beatles album. Ditto the Stones when I first heard "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges.
     
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    Joan Baez- Diamonds and Rust
    I know she did it first but I'd only ever heard the Judas Preist version.
     
  6. grillebilly

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    I hear a lot of live music from bands that are always pulling cover songs out of a hat. I'm often surprised who did the song originally.
    Who would of thought that "Pills" by the New York Dolls is a Bo Diddley song?
     
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    Das Wolf...




    ...and the man that started it. Good ol' Hoyt...



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    I had the exact same experience (with the same song) as the op, except that I assumed it was from the '60s.

    Just recently, I found out that a Hall & Oates song I've enjoyed for decades wasn't Hall & Oates at all.
     
  9. Quadman2

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    Yep! "Surprised" would not be the word to describe how I reacted after I heard a song the other day on a Zoomer-type radio station...more in "awe" would be closer.


    Anyways, the songster was singing out this tune, a ballad, and doing a pretty fair job of it. The song was about a 1/4 the way though when I tuned to it.

    I'm usually interested as to who is doing the number, and try to guess as I know the announcer usually makes a comment bout the rendition after its play, and this one ("Unknown Girl") I thought was a Bobby Ridell tune, but more on the husky side. So, just after the song ended, the singer...Clint Eastwood! I was amazed:eek: at how well he carried it off, and could have held his own against a lot of the similar type entertainers of the day, eh?

    When I get the time, gonna try to find out more of Clint's music.
     
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    How about Fleetwood Mac: Green Manalishi..Judas Priest version rocks
     
  11. Eric n Kc

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    Hey
    Yes sir!!!
     
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    One word: Syd
     
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  13. leesonic

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    Sirius by The Alan Parsons Project. I always thought it was by Tangerine Dream. Used for some sporting events apparently.



    Lee.
     
  14. 91r100gs

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    For years I thought that The Cars did 'Under Pressure" :whip:
    Sorry Queen, Freddie, and David
     
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  15. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    For the longest time I thought the 80's song 'This Beat Goes On/Switching to Glide' by the Kings was from some obscure early 60's band.
    When I first heard it I thought the Pink Floyd song 'Young Lust' was a Frank Marino tune due to the vocals (and guitar) sounding so similar to Frank.
    OK, I'm curious, which song?
     
  16. bobsvinyl

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    I was surprised when I found out "Go Now" was done by the Moody Blues. I was used to their trippier stuff.
     
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    "Baby Come Back" by Player. I could've sworn it was Hall & Oates.
     
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  18. valvenator

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    So did I, up until now.
     
  19. Hajidub

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    Pretty much every song I've ever heard when listening to Leadbelly. That guy and his family got screwed (royalties) worse than anyone in music history.

    Surprised to learn "come on feel the noise" wasn't Quiet Riot (Slade) and "blinded by the light" was originally Bruce Springstein.
     
  20. BlindBoyGrnt

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    They did his "Snowblind Friend" as well.
     
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