Tonight's cover projects focus on the "Let It Be" album, and as well as the two "Past Masters" sets. The quality that has been evident thooughout the first four sets is carried on here, makin this one hell of a job, I've compared it once before to Brian's Dyaln Epic, it's that kind of monumnetal.
"The Other Let It Be" gives us another memory of David Bowie, with his "Across the Universe". Aretha Franklin turns in as good a version of the title track I've evr heard. Beth Orton's "Dig It" is a fine surprise, and Ike & Tina Turner's "Get Back" is frantic, they used to do it regularly live in thier shows.
"The Other Past Masters Volume 1" of course will have some overlap with some of the other sets, but is is MATERIAL overlap, anyway, NOT artist overlap, in other words, we get SECOND cover versions of some of the Beatles classics. Little Richards' (original) "Long Tall Sally" is a wild classic, The Inmates take on "I'll Get You" isn't too bad, I think the highlight may be the closing "I'm Down" from the Wailers......as always, feel free to comment on these yourself, let me know what you like/dislike, like the Dylan set, I have hardly found a track I would call "uninteresting", be they good or bad.
The last entry in Jose's effort (remember, I'm gonna add a sort of "supplement" to this afterwards.), is "Past Masters Volume 2"...Well, I always liked Richie Havens version of "Lady Madonna", and Wilson Pickett had a large hit with his version of "Hey Jude". Al Green who could scorch ANY song he covered, owns "Get Back"....also, oddball entries from Whitesnake (!) and Scorpions (!!)......
Been a great set, had fun reposting it and maybe giving it a bit more exposure....thanks again to Jose and his great team!
THE OTHER LET IT BE-01 R. DEAN TAYLOR-Two of Us/02 ST VINCENT-Dig a Pony/03 DAVID BOWIE-Across the Universe/04 MARC FORD-I, Me, Mine/05 BETH ORTON-Dig It/06 ARETHA FRANKLIN-Let It Be/07 CW STONEKING-Maggie Mae/08 5TH DIMENSION-I've Got a Feeling/09 WILLIE NELSON-One After 909/10 RAY CHARLES-The Long And Winding Road/11 MONTI BETON-For You Blue/12 IKE & TINA TURNER-Get back
THE OTHER PAST MASTERS VOLUME 1-01 THE JOHNNY MANN SINGERS-Love Me Do/02 LOS GATOS NEGROS-Para Ti/03 THE SMITHEREENS-Thank You Girl/04 THE TYPHOONS-She Loves You/05 THE INMATES-I'll Get You/06 LOS XOCHIMILCAS-Quiero Estrechar Tu Mano/07 MONALISA TWINS-This Boy/08 DIE AMIGOS-Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand/09 THE BEATLES REVIVAL BAND-Sie Libt Dich/10 LITTLE RICHARD-Long Tall Sally/11 THE SHAGS-I Call Your Name/12 LARRY WILLIAMS-Slow Down/13 CARL PERKINS-Matchbox/14 THE KOPPYCATS-I Feel Fine/15 THE BEAT MIXERS-She's a Woman/16 LARRY WILLIAMS-Bad Boy/17 SCOTT MCCARL-Yes It Is/18 THE WAILERS-I'm Down
THE OTHER PAST MASTERS VOLUME 2-01 WHITESNAKE-Day Tripper/02 COLDPLAY-We Can Work It Out/03 THE BEATS-Paperback Writer/04 BABELAIN-Rain/05 RICHIE HAVENS-Lady Madonna/06 THE SOULFUL STRINGS-The Inner Light/07 WILSON PICKETT-Hey Jude/08 Jim Sturgess & Joe Anderson-Revolution /09 Al Green-Get back/10 PAOLO NUTINI-Don't Let Me Down/11 THE CALIFORNIA POPPY PICKERS-The Ballad of John and Yoko/12 GARY BROOKER-Old Brown Shoe/ 13 SCORPIONS-Across the Universe/14 LOS BERZAS-Letra B (Let it Be)/15 YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD-You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)