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

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  1. jonnyboy

    jonnyboy Active Member

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    It is kind of embarrassing too admit this, but I used to think The Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb On Me" was Robert Palmer.
     
  2. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    You can tell Hendrix made the song personal, instead of just presenting a note for note rendition. Those are the best covers.
    By putting so much of himself into the song he made it his own.
     
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  3. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

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    Joe Cocker was the king of covers. I thought his slowed down ballad version of the Animal's "Don't Let Me be Misunderstood" was really unique until I hear the original by Nina Simone which was a lot like the Cocker version.
     
  4. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    I love that tune but only heard 'The Animals' and the Latin Disco 'Santa Esmeralda' versions.
    I'll be looking for the Joe Cocker version. Hope it's on the Tube.
    Yup, found it:thumbsup:
    Awesome! Love the reggae touch. It's one of those tunes that's open to many different genres.
     
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  5. HTHMAN

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    Listen to the version on his "Organic" album from 1996. In fact, listen to that entire album-it is great
     

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