What is your favorite cover?

There are many great covers, such as Mr. Tambourine Man,by the Byrds.  I'm curious about everyone's favorite.


Not one fave, a big covers p/l, including


Rumer - Long, Long Day.

Lani Hall - At The Ballet

Carpenters - Fun, Fun, Fun

Ray Charles - Still Crazy After All These Years

Jerry Lee & Nashville Teens - What’d I Say

The Association - Seven Virgins

Liquid Smoke - Hard To Handle

Warren Funderbuk - Bluer Than Blue.

The Beatnix - Step Inside Love.

Brasil 66 - Day Tripper.

Lewis Taylor - Love Light

Anthony Molinaro - Lady Madonna

Three Dog Night - Lady Samantha

Biff Rose - Fill Your Heart 

Phil Brown - Love Or Confusion


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IMO, to rate as a great cover, the artist has to transform the song in such a way it transends the original.  A good examole of this is Sax player Tom Scott with his version of Ode To Billie Joe.  Give it a listen and see if you agree.  His sax work is subtle and very tasty.  



berner99, your "Total Eclipse of the Heart" video is fantastic.  

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As usual with these types of threads, most people totally disregarded the OP’s clearly stated request of "favorite cover", meaning one, NOT a list. And yes, I know it’s hard to pick just one but I did it. It can be done.

So as not to cause any further upset, I have very carefully limited my nomination to just one, which I’m surprised no one has mentioned:  Black Magic Woman by Santana.  I’m hoping, though, to avoid being ruthlessly grilled by middlemass or his henchmen, as I would then have to admit I’ve never heard the original.


And shoutout to onhwy61:  good one!  Yes, some of us do pay attention…




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Bob Dylan's cover of Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower".