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sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 3:45
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments??

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments????

 

 
That's what I would call quite a "popular choice"... but do you really think you have the overview to judge this? I think I don't - still there are so many I would prefer over most of what you mentioned. Just a few examples:

Willy DeVille - Spanish Harlem
Jeff Buckley - Lilac Wine
Bear McCreary - Watchtower (not better than Hendrix, but completely different - I think that in my top 50 list there would be about 20 Dylan covers, of course)
Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - The Singer
Joe Cocker - With a little Help from my Friends
Bollock Brothers - Faith Healer
David Byrne - I Don't Remember

Think the list could reach a lot more than 100 titles before I would get to Marvin Gaye or Aretha Franklin... but, well, that's personal taste. Any arguments?
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 7:06
 

For me  9 - O U T S T A N D N I N G
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:13
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments??

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments????

 

 
Metallica-Am I Evil
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:08
 

 thewiseking wrote:
The Big Chill killed this

 
Only if you let it.......
Tomasni
Posted: Sep 02, 2017 9:06
 

Thank you Marwin Gaye for

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

To me its 9 - Outstanding


ChrisVIII
(Germany)
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 13:02
 

that will never get old ! so groovy and good !!! wow :)
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 5:44
 

The Big Chill killed this
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 9:42
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments??

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments????

 

 
I prefer John Cale's version of "Hallelujah".
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Sep 16, 2016 21:56
 

He's concentraying on she
she is the essence of thee.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 10, 2016 9:50
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
I saw Marvin Gaye play hockey once. True story.

With skates on ice. Yup.

 
Miles Davis was goalie?
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 13, 2016 21:28
 

 Skydog wrote:
if you need a hit, record this song
Gaye, Gladys Knight and Creedance all had number 1's with it
for good reason
 
Gotta love the CCR extended jam version.  : )
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 11:34
 

love Marvin but this was rendered unlistenable by The Big Chill
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 13:53
 

fabulous birdsong from remarkable, memorable artists bringing moments alive  : )
iloveradio
(Idaho Panhandle)
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 15:11
 

 scrubbrush wrote:
I was thoroughly confused by the term "heard it through the grapevine" when i was 6 or 7...i remember my dad trying to explain this song to me... i can almost smell to food that was cooking that day. weird how music can trigger such graphic memories.

 
The sense of smell and memory are intimately linked in cerebral anatomy/physiology. I find also that great old music of my youth brings back great memories as well.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 15:09
 

if you need a hit, record this song
Gaye, Gladys Knight and Creedance all had number 1's with it
for good reason 
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:21
 

 fredriley wrote:
I wonder how this would be rewritten in today's wired world, with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and whatnot...?

 

I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I loved you more
It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Don't you know that I SAW YOU ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh I SAW IT ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Oh I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah
I SAW IT ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Not much longer would you be mine baby

etc,


add spam link of your choice.
 
ferwoman
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 21:55
 

 k-man wrote:

Great list. Can we expand to 10? If so, I think Talking Heads - Take me to the River might count as one.

 
I'd add

Johnny Cash -- Hurt 

I always have to stop what I'm doing to pay attention to his take on that one. 
k-man
(SCruz, CA)
Posted: Jul 13, 2015 10:28
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments??

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments????

 

 
Great list. Can we expand to 10? If so, I think Talking Heads - Take me to the River might count as one.
scrubbrush
(Passtime Paradise)
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 16:56
 

I was thoroughly confused by the term "heard it through the grapevine" when i was 6 or 7...i remember my dad trying to explain this song to me... i can almost smell to food that was cooking that day. weird how music can trigger such graphic memories.
meauclaire
(Santa Fe, NM)
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 8:09
 

Got me a hankering for some raisins.
DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 8:05
 

 upgal wrote:
only an 8.6 average!   unbelievable.  

 
ahh the unclean multitude
upgal
(in da UP, Michigan)
Posted: Oct 18, 2014 21:11
 

only an 8.6 average!   unbelievable.  
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 18, 2014 21:09
 

I'm still enthralled by the insistence of Joe Messina's rhythm guitar.
Grammarcop
(Even The Simpsons make fun of where I live.)
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 15:47
 

I saw Marvin Gaye play hockey once. True story.

With skates on ice. Yup.
rharvey658
Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:24
 

 Sloggydog wrote:

...I saw your status update online and I'm just about to lose my mind?

 
{#Clap}
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Aug 02, 2014 3:15
 

 fredriley wrote:
I wonder how this would be rewritten in today's wired world, with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and whatnot...?

 
...I saw your status update online and I'm just about to lose my mind?
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:49
 

I wonder how this would be rewritten in today's wired world, with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and whatnot...?
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: May 15, 2014 11:44
 

Easily my favorite voice in all of Motown (sorry Smokey and Stevie).
The_Walrus
(England)
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 0:14
 

I was just trimming the wife's moustache  when this came on, and I had forgotten just how good it was -  great lyric too. Legend
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Dec 24, 2013 9:06
 

 LizK wrote:

Shut up.  Go away. Return to the Jurassic. Don't talk. You may talk again in 2018. {#Stupid}

Marvin was a musical genius.  How sad that he choose to destroy it with drugs.... {#Stupid}

 
I so agree
chaz
(Petaluma, CA)
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 17:43
 

It's terrific you've been playing a lot of Marvin Gaye lately. His music is timeless. 
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Nov 06, 2013 16:13
 

one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments??

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments????

 
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 22:06
 

 keller1 wrote:

My wife was telling me recently that she would listen to her transistor radio in bed late at night and remembers listening to stuff like this.  In particular, she remembered, of all things, Sally Go Round The Roses by (I think) the Jaynettes.

To one of the earlier commenters: yeah, radio really did used to be that good.

Times have changed, my friends.  This is how we all ended up at RP.



 

" SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES "  great funky soul , years early, .one of my all time favs, i'm 65 or 1.3months if you count zombyhood......10+
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:30
 

 Highlowsel wrote:


True. He died by being shot by his father, twice.  Marvin was 44 years old at that time.  This shooting occurred after a violent argument.  But the autopsy showed Marvin had cocaine and PCP (popularly known as "angel dust" during the day) in his system at the time of his death.  Per the likes of Wiki it's said that his friends argued it was a form of suicide with Marvin provoking his father.  In any case Marvin, like any number of entertainers then and now, was no stranger to the drug culture.  Sad (and somewhat pathetic) on any number of levels.  Can you imagine what his father (and mother) have gone thru since?  Some say we're all just aging children wandering the paths of our lives.  We stumble our way into life, and oft-times stumble our way out.  This shows the proof of that. 

So it goes.

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 

It is refreshing to hear a comment like this here on RP.  Most RP comments about drugs glorify it.
GreggH
Posted: Jul 03, 2013 19:33
 

All the cool kids listen to Motown


unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: May 17, 2013 12:56
 

This was fine the first 3,500 times I heard it (probably happened within a week of scoring the LP) and will be MIGHTY FINE for the next 3,500 -- and may I grow old enough for that to happen.  Raisins notwithstanding
Cannon
(San Diego)
Posted: Feb 27, 2013 14:23
 

 mcullers wrote:


This song was ruined by raisins
 
Well I wouldnt say it was ruined but I hate that I cant hear this song without seeing those damn raisins...
Highlowsel
(New York City)
Posted: Feb 12, 2013 9:37
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Marvin Gaye didn't die from drug abuse. 
Great tune.
 

True. He died by being shot by his father, twice.  Marvin was 44 years old at that time.  This shooting occurred after a violent argument.  But the autopsy showed Marvin had cocaine and PCP (popularly known as "angel dust" during the day) in his system at the time of his death.  Per the likes of Wiki it's said that his friends argued it was a form of suicide with Marvin provoking his father.  In any case Marvin, like any number of entertainers then and now, was no stranger to the drug culture.  Sad (and somewhat pathetic) on any number of levels.  Can you imagine what his father (and mother) have gone thru since?  Some say we're all just aging children wandering the paths of our lives.  We stumble our way into life, and oft-times stumble our way out.  This shows the proof of that. 

So it goes.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
DanO-1
(Over a mile high, New Mexico)
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 16:05
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Marvin Gaye didn't die from drug abuse. 
Great tune.
 
Marvin had a serious drug problem. Great tune.
BobLoblaw
(Bytown)
Posted: Oct 25, 2012 5:37
 

Prefer the CCR cover, but this is great too.
mcullers
(Country-Dominated TX)
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:54
 



This song was ruined by raisins
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:52
 

 LizK wrote:

Shut up.  Go away. Return to the Jurassic. Don't talk. You may talk again in 2018{#Stupid}

Marvin was a musical genius.  How sad that he choose to destroy it with drugs.... {#Stupid}
 
Marvin Gaye didn't die from drug abuse. 
Great tune.
theralph
(Virginia)
Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:49
 

You must lose your mind to come to your senses. :-)
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: May 20, 2012 12:41
 

 fitzworld wrote:
This was fine the first 3,478 times I heard it, but it is waaaaaaay overexposed and should be cut from all playlists for a five year moratorium. Then, when we hear it again in 2017, we'll actually appreciate it.
 
Shut up.  Go away. Return to the Jurassic. Don't talk. You may talk again in 2018{#Stupid}

Marvin was a musical genius.  How sad that he choose to destroy it with drugs.... {#Stupid}
hoppin_bob
(vancouver BC)
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 19:18
 

Play this anytime.

Maybe not his best, but among Marvin's best.

We need to be reminded.

w/love, bob
WayUpNorth
Posted: Apr 03, 2012 6:16
 

 stevematic wrote:
Motown at it's best
 
        {#Cheers}  {#Cheers} {#Cheers} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Notworthy} {#Music}
fitzworld
(The Big A)
Posted: Mar 02, 2012 13:43
 

This was fine the first 3,478 times I heard it, but it is waaaaaaay overexposed and should be cut from all playlists for a five year moratorium. Then, when we hear it again in 2017, we'll actually appreciate it.
HearsayDave
(a mysterious seaside village with Number Six)
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 7:59
 

 HearsayDave wrote:

That's awesome.  Long live the human DJ!

 
And again!  Double awesome.

HearsayDave
(a mysterious seaside village with Number Six)
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 7:59
 

 nook wrote:

and this was followed by LZ's Trampled Underfoot.  who says Bill doesn't read the comments
 
That's awesome.  Long live the human DJ!

lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Jan 14, 2012 13:40
 

never get tired of this, but would love to hear other versions, like Gladys.