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gtoledo3

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Jan 25 17 1:36 PM

I remember when I listened to The Beatles Anthology collection, that my impression was that the early/alternate takes almost always were just a bit slower and less enthusiastic in approach.

In years since that, I have noticed this as a general trend with early pre-hit renditions of hits, as well as early takes, etc.

That's where my mind was at in suggesting this. But in no way would I suggest it's the rule.

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Jan 25 17 6:51 PM

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Nice one!



sidenote:
FWIW, Sting recorded that version for the closing credits of the 1993 Movie of the same name, and by then he'd already had his ass handed to him by Grace Jones...

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Jan 27 17 1:27 PM

More uptempo and kickass doesn't always guarantee a hit. Proto-swamp rockers Potliquor from Baton Rouge recorded this in 1971, before Ronstadt's version. Van Halen also recorded a hard version after Linda's hit.



These guys were really big regionally when I was in high school, but they never quite broke out to a national audience.

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Jan 28 17 10:53 PM

You Keep Me Hangin on

Years ago the Supremes had a song (You Keep Me Hangin on) that I didn't much care for, but then The Vanilla Fudge did a cover of it, but with a twist and I really liked that version. Then after I started playing with an R&B horn band, we played Wilson Pickett's cover version. I believe James Jamerson played bass on that record.

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Feb 13 17 4:12 PM

Now that is super cool to hear those two versions.

I played with a guy who did the Tiny Bradshaw arrangement, and I didn't realize that was how it was originally done.

What is going on with the solo on the Burnette version I wonder? Is that bass and guitar, or a guitar and a baritone guitar doubling each other? Or something else. Boy, that basic solo sure has been done more than a few times since.

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Feb 13 17 8:09 PM

gtoledo3 wrote:


What is going on with the solo on the Burnette version I wonder? Is that bass and guitar, or a guitar and a baritone guitar doubling each other? Or something else. Boy, that basic solo sure has been done more than a few times since.


Paul was "claw playing" octaves on the hi and lo E strings.


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Apr 18 17 10:17 PM

I sort of think of the Crosby as the original too, because it was the earliest version I had heard, but I recently found out this was the original:




To my memory there were a handful of significant versions before even Crosby's!

There was an article about this song that popped up recently that clued me in about this.

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