Covered By Blues

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5 Dec 2008

Old Blues tunes have a tendency to resurface in many incarnations. Back in the first half of the 20th century they would be blues standards that float around regionally, getting many versions over the years. These tend to be very different, reflecting the time, place and origin of their performance. When rock’n’roll co-opted the blues, it added a new spin on many of those old blues songs. When the classic blues-rock began to wind down, newer artists gave their own twists on it.

No real point here. Just going to link to some songs I like.

 

  • Crossroads
    • Robert Johnson’s version is the most popular version of the “musician sells his souls to the devil in the crossroads, dying young in exchange for guitar master”.
    • Cream’s version is very symbolic of their contribution to early blues rock – take a classic blues standard, play it LOUD and play it FAST. A lot of early Cream and Led Zeppelin songs were blues standards sped up.
  • Hey Joe
    • Jimi Hendrix’s version is the most popular one, but there are literally hundreds of versions over the years, and the song itself is based on earlier songs covering similar topics – jealousy and murder.
    • Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin’s lead singer, recorded a version in 1967, but only released another one in 2002 on the album Dreamland. Appropriately, his version is dreamy, hypnotic, starting relatively slow and quiet but building up to a wonderful crescendo. Befitting the topic, this version is dark and disturbing, and very very good.
    • The Leaves, a little known 60’s band, is the first known recording of this particular variation on the song. A curiously cheerful rendition for such a loaded song.
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    • Lead Belly recorded this between 1944 and 1948, but it’s been around at least 50-60 years before that. Jealousy is a recurring theme here.
    • A group of country singers, including Tom Jones for some reason, do a country version of this song called ‘In The Pines’, featuring different lyrics – more yearning than jealous.
    • Mark Lanegan, grunge rocker turned dark Nick Cave-style crooner, recorded this dark and pained version in his 1993 solo album, with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic on instruments. Later, Nirvana would play this  in their famous Unplugged show.

That’s it, for now, until I am hit by another bout of procrastination.

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Covered By Blues

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

Avatar

Anonymous

5 בDecember, 2008 בשעה 22:19

music, mood, ambeince, etc

mate, that’s a bloody good way to start a weekend!
and boy do i like Mark Lanegan’s interpretation, all rage and anger – just the stuff Kurt Cobain would take for the unplugged session.

as for Hey Joe, i like Gabe Dixon’s version http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsWoyjhIL0, i guess because it doesn’t focus on the revenge aspect with all its feeling but more on the “tragicality” of the whole situation.

cheers,
Fernando

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