- Covers that are more well known than the original
Horse records subsidary of Trojan .
there's a few pop' songs that can have their origins traced back to the Trojan back catalogue..
Always a nice treat when you find one..
I can't think of any off hand except perhaps Mungo Jerrys 'in the summertime' which although credited to one of the mungos has roots in a much earlier Jamaican Ska tune.. can anyone name it for me?Posted 8 years ago
just thought of another reggae cover .red red wine by UB40 .Originally done by Tony Tribe on album of same name with a foxy oriental girl on the cover on Downtown records !Posted 8 years ago
Neil Diamonds Holy Holy i prefer the reggae version by the Melodians on Club Reggae vol 2 .
Got me started now I Think We're Alone Now by the mall rat Tiffany .Previously done by Tommy James and The Shondelles who did Mony Mony !billybobMember
All this depends on how old you are surely?
To a certain degree, but there are plenty of tunes where the original gets no attention, then someone covers it & it slips into the public consciousness more so than the original.
For instance… Alexandra Burke & hallelujah….;-)Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
Green Manalishi done by Judas Priest.
Just listened to the original by Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green on Youtube, it's good also, a bit wierd.
You are kidding, right? Judas Priest may be a popular band, but I don't recall them ever having a single of Green Manalishi, unlike Fleetwood Mac, so I'd be prepared to bet many, many more people know the original than Judas Priest's fanbase. Up until a while back I'd have said Laughing Len's original of Halleluia was less well known than a number of covers, principally Jeff Buckley's, until X-Factor or whatever it was got Len's original into the Christmas chart.Posted 8 years agojohn_drummerMember
'Light my Fire' by Will young, what a musical masterpiece. Straight from the cum stained lips of the rebel himself.
Someone should have been shot for that one. I know state sponsered murder might seem a little harsh for a bad song but really, have you heard it?
actually, WY's version is a pretty faithful reproduction of Jose Feliciano's murdering of said song. So perhaps we should string up JF & not WY insteadPosted 8 years ago
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