Thread: Favorite Beatles Cover By Any Band... From The Beautiful To The Bizarre?

Fretsman - 3/20/2020 at 08:44 PM

I was reading an article about Al DiMeola's covering another Beatles tune. He did one at the Winery some months back. I had fond memories of Frank Sinatra doing a beautiful version of Something back @the Meadowlands Arena in '87(?). I've heard some winners and experienced some losers and a quite a few in between. I wonder if there's a band more covered?

The sincerest form of flattery is playing ones tunes, then here's a couple recent tributes...

Al DiMeola - She's Leaving Home (I think the solo part has dribbles of a few tunes? Is it just noodlin', but I hear There's A Place For Us, when the others join in it's She's Leaving)

Marcus King - Dear Prudence

Tommy Emmanuel - Beatles Medley (I had to)


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Zambi - 3/20/2020 at 09:06 PM

I'll play!

How about Hey Jude by Wilson Pickett:

Psy - 3/20/2020 at 09:24 PM

Both of these might be my all-time favorite covers of Beatles songs...

Gabor Szabo - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds -

The Mermen - Within You Without You -

Stephen - 3/20/2020 at 10:07 PM

Shoot, am always knotting up the threads, on topic tho Sam Phillips’ take of Gimme Some Truth, from her early 1990s CD - tremendous & the Beatles cover I think of 1st & 4most even tho it’s John

Of course he’s well known for Help from my Friends but I also like Joe Cocker’s take of SCITTBWindow

It was sorta scoffed at at the time but I like Elton’s cover of LITSWDiamonds

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JimSheridan - 3/20/2020 at 10:39 PM

Wilco - And Your Bird Can Sing:

I love the Mule's "She Said, She Said." I like Oasis's "Walrus" and obviously Cocker's "WALHFMF"

BrerRabbit - 3/20/2020 at 10:59 PM

x2 on Wison Pickett "Hey Jude" , with Duane in session , so nice

x2 on Joe Cocker at Woodstock - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Love his "Came In Through the Bathroom Window" as well

Tina Turner - "Come Together" "Get Back"

This one is STUNNING:

Aretha Franklin - "Let It Be" (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

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Stephen - 3/20/2020 at 11:07 PM

Good one Brer, hadn’t heard that before - of course Gregg’s take of Rain w/the London choir comes to mind in the same vein

Stephen - 3/20/2020 at 11:23 PM

It’s not just knotting up threads, can be a wet blanket too - but one that does sorta underwhelm me is JB’s She’s A Woman, from Blow by Blow - tried to like it but even w/the talk box effect etc, didn’t really hold my interest

Aerosmith’s covers, Come Together & Helter Skelter are Ok-not-great imo

hankpipes - 3/20/2020 at 11:24 PM

I think Joe Cocker just slays every Beatles cover he's done. In addition to those already mentioned I'd like to add Something and Sir Paul's Maybe I'm Amazed.

I always thought this was pretty interesting by Jake Shimabukuro

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IF - 3/20/2020 at 11:27 PM

Crusaders-Eleanor Rigby

IF - 3/20/2020 at 11:47 PM

Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne - Hey bulldog

stormyrider - 3/21/2020 at 12:23 AM

Jerry Garcia Band- Dear Prudence

Jeff Beck and Neil Young both did great covers of A Day In The Life

playallnite - 3/21/2020 at 03:11 AM

Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1)Sgt Pepper lonely hearts club band

2)With a little help from my friends

3)Lucy in the sky with diamonds

4)Gettin' Better

5)Fixin' a hole

6)She is leaving home

7)Being of the benefit of mr kite

8)Within you without you

9)When I'm sixty four

10)Lovely Rita

11) Good morning good morning

12)Sgt Pepper lonely hearts club band reprise

13)A day in life

jszfunk - 3/21/2020 at 11:19 AM

This is gonna be a fun thread . I like to get on YouTube and find covers from the known to the obscure.

Randy Bachman -While My Guitar Weeps

Martin Barre Eleanor Rigby (Live),

porkchopbob - 3/21/2020 at 02:57 PM

Tedeschi Trucks does a great "Within You Without You"

I've always really dug the short instrumental "Flying" (the only Beatles song credited to all four) and The Secret Machines do a cool version:

Fretsman - 3/21/2020 at 07:46 PM


Randy Bachman -While My Guitar Weeps

Martin Barre Eleanor Rigby (Live),

I dig the obscure clips posted, I doubt I'd bump into them otherwise, Thanx.

I love Jeff Healey's version of WMGGW!

Oasis played a great version of I Am The Walrus for a show at Radio City Music Hall during the Brotherly Love tour.

Martin Barre played ER and I Want You/(She's So Heavy) a couple years back.

Celebration Of Duane & The Muscle Shoals Sound - Hey Jude

Lisa Morales - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Lazer Lloyd - Let It Be

Blackberry Smoke - Come Together (w/Sleeping Dogs)

Hambone Relay - Get Back

Al DiMeola - Because

Ryan Montblau - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

*** Goodbye Ruby Tuesday*** Heh heh.


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porkchopbob - 3/21/2020 at 08:30 PM

"Ruby Tuesday" is the Stones

Stephen - 3/21/2020 at 09:18 PM

The Persuasions gave Let It Be their acapella love on one of their early 1970s albums

Also Arthur Conley w/ObLaDi ObLaDa - Duane plays lead & rhythm

musicmann - 3/21/2020 at 09:24 PM

Love the Georgia Satellites cover of Dont Pass Me By
and the Black Keys doing She Said She Said

Shavian - 3/21/2020 at 11:48 PM

Graham Nash does a surprisingly good A Day in the Life.

redlegs - 3/22/2020 at 12:53 AM

JGB smokin Dear Prudence. but also used to riff on paul's That would be something. quite tasty

Stephen - 3/22/2020 at 01:03 AM

Love seeing the Deep Purple threads, just listened to Throw My Bones
Their cover of Help is really how a song w/lyrics like that should sound - Jon Lord, what a monster player he was

Fretsman - 3/22/2020 at 01:42 AM

"Ruby Tuesday" is the Stones

I'm a buffoon, I was going thru videos and was amazed how many times the Stones were covered by others. I also DVR'd and was watching the Chuck Berry special called Brown Eyed Handsome Man that is making the rounds on the PBS stations, It's way better than Hail Hail Rock N Roll. Great footage of Chuck and multi legend covering his tunes, I really enjoyed watching it this morning. They actually rival the Beatles in amount of "coverage" they get.

I knew Ruby Tuesday was the RS, but was in auto-pilot mode and typed it out and copy & pasted the video link. I'm slipping, it's a good thing I retired 2 months ago. 33 1/2 years at my last job, I'm ready (maybe not?) for the next stage of my life. I'll edit it out. Thanx

rainy - 3/22/2020 at 02:58 AM

Not sure if i still know how to post this ... its been yrs since I’ve done this on here...
But couldn’t help myself << >> Jimi Sgt Peppers your ears

Beautiful Jimi ,,,, Ive been feelin Hendrix lately wow ... Not sure if Andy A ever reads here anymore but a Big Thanks to Andy at The Viking for doing some Hendrix
Who hoo

A Big Hello to all ...stay safe ...stay home listen to some great rock n roll

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Zambi - 3/22/2020 at 03:50 AM

Never officially released, but there were some nice tributes to George after his passing.

I'm really not much of a Bon Jovi fan at all, but JBJ and Sambora did a tasteful
Here Comes the Sun -

And of course, the Prince, Petty, Jeff Lynne, Winwood, et. al. version of
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Dino - 3/22/2020 at 03:57 AM

Girl in a Coma - While my Guitar Gently Weeps

Fretsman - 3/22/2020 at 05:21 AM

Amy Helms old band

Ollabelle - Across The Universe

nebish - 3/22/2020 at 07:01 AM

I like Pearl Jam doing I Got a Feeling. Then I also like Eddie Hazel's take on She's So Heavy, although that song is great by anyone, Mule does some great ones too. How about Chet Atkins on Yesterday. When I was a kid I like Pat Benatar doing Helter Skelter, I guess I still like that a little.

piacere - 3/22/2020 at 11:23 AM

Gregg: "Rain".


oldcoot - 3/22/2020 at 04:06 PM

Most bizarre, in a way not pure covers it just uses the exact melodies to three different Beatles tunes, "Texas Motel Medley" Zappa's scathing send up on Jimmy Swaggart and televangelists. (Played in concert never officially released)

JimSheridan - 3/22/2020 at 06:11 PM

Wes Montgomery does a lovely, groovy, moody take on "A Day in the Life":

I got into that one backwards. Tommy Bolin would quote the main lick from this in some of his solos. That got me to find the Wes version.

Rusty - 3/22/2020 at 06:39 PM

Jimmy Herring - Within You Without You

ruahawk - 3/23/2020 at 01:36 PM

Journey....Look into the Future
“ It’s All Too Much”
The Faces
“Baby I’m Amazed”
The Allman Brothers Band

Stephen - 3/23/2020 at 01:49 PM

Good ones - another that hasn’t been mentioned is Sergio Mendes & Brazil 1966, Fool on the Hill - also the Hourglass version of Norwegian Wood - the titles just pop into one’s mind

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Fretsman - 3/27/2020 at 06:32 AM

Tedeschi Trucks Band @The Apollo '16
Within You, Without You/Just As Strange

IPowrie - 3/27/2020 at 02:05 PM

Les Claypool with Ratdog- Tomorrow Never Knows

Fretsman - 3/27/2020 at 04:58 PM

Jackie Greene w/Leslie Mendelson - Don't Let Me Down

crazyjoe - 3/27/2020 at 06:48 PM

I can't get me no. SATISFACTION........DEVO......oh wait a minute, well it is bizarre?..........Peace......joe

Fretsman - 3/28/2020 at 11:32 PM

Band Of Heathens - You're Gonna Miss Me/I've Got A Feeling

stormyrider - 3/29/2020 at 01:42 AM

Not necessarily the best - the most bizarre for me

Saw Ray LaMontagne and David Gray. The encore was I Dig A Pony. My wife and I were up cheering- it seems like no one else there knew the tune- the rest of the crowd was sitting and pretty quiet
I couldn’t help shouting - what’s wrong with you? This is a Beatles song!!

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Stephen - 3/29/2020 at 11:16 AM

Aerosmith & Adrian Belew both give I’m Down a lotta love
On Permanent Vacation & Twang Bar King - both fine albums

WaitinForRain - 3/30/2020 at 07:54 AM

Let it Be by Ray Charles, y'all!
Monster version:

blackey - 3/30/2020 at 11:22 AM

Richie Havens on Here Comes the Sun. Just watching his foot pound up and down in the Woodstock movie made me trip so badly I saw a vision of Marilyn Monroe smiling at me and taking her index finger to motion for me to come closer.

Stephen - 3/30/2020 at 12:10 PM

Richie Havens on Here Comes the Sun. Just watching his foot pound up and down in the Woodstock movie made me trip so badly I saw a vision of Marilyn Monroe smiling at me and taking her index finger to motion for me to come closer.

great story - yep the blotter was working that night
mischievous Frank Sinatra would occasionally sing Something in his concerts - he’d start out by.going, “something in the way she moves it”

blackey - 3/30/2020 at 05:03 PM

Frank Sinatra was voted the top pop male singer of the 20th century about 2001.

There were several other greats but I'll go with Frank.

My favorite Frank track with the Count.

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Fretsman - 4/9/2020 at 05:14 PM

Aerosmith & Adrian Belew both give I’m Down a lotta love
On Permanent Vacation....

I caught that PV tour @NJ's Meadowlands Arena, The encore was I'm Down and Aerosmith brought out Bon Jovi for it..... '88?

Here's one from Les Paul's 100 Birthday Celebration that had guitarists galore, this has GE Smith & Johnny A doing And Your Bird Can Sing

Stephen - 4/10/2020 at 12:13 AM

Like it! - cool instrumental version
Anne Murray’s mellow cover of Happy Just To Dance With You came on the radio recently, had forgotten that one - something in the Dream A Little Dream With Me mode to my ears

Looziana_Lou - 4/10/2020 at 04:21 AM
Area Code 615 - "Hey Jude"
Dillards - "I've Just Seen a Face"
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "What Goes On"
Tony Furtado w/ Alison Krauss - "I Will"

Some banjo for yall

musicmann - 4/10/2020 at 07:02 PM

Heard Mickey Dolenz do Good Morning Good Morning from a 2102 album he released.
Fantastic different arrangement

Stephen - 4/11/2020 at 12:26 PM

Man that was just great, thanks musicmann!! What a treat that is, it’s my new favorite Beatles cover - many tremendous ones here, great thread - good morning indeed

Jimmy’s cover is really cool too - they’re both on side II of Sgt Pepper (WYWYou, & GMrng)

Still blissed by Mickey’s cover, what ears to be able to hear that song in the way that it ended up here

Google, friend of music fans

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