Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2 March 2021 - Anne Murray & Chicago - You Won't See Me / Anne Murray & Dionne Warwick - You Won't See Me

Anne Murray covered this Beatles classic and took it to the top 10 in the US and her native Canada.   As I was growing up, I heard this version of the song so much - as my mother was a big fan of Anne Murray - that I thought it was her song, and didn't realize it was a cover.

But, since even John Lennon was a fan - calling it the best cover of one of his songs he'd heard - I think that's OK.

Murray has revisited the song a couple of times as a duet, but this version from 1986 with Dionne Warwick is among my favourites.

Monday, March 1, 2021

1 March 2021 - Alanis Morissette - Crazy

That's right.  Alanis Morissette covers Seal.  And releases it as a single.   

And it's an achievement.  The Canadian adapts the song both to her musical style and vocal range, which isn't the same as Seal's - but is still pretty broad.  I was impressed when I found this gem.   

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

24 February 2021 - Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Somethin' Stupid

Here's something you didn't realize. 

Nicole Kidman can sing.  For real.  

This song, a cover of the song originally recorded by Carson and Gaile in 1966 and made famous by father/daughter duo Frank and Nancy Sinatra in 1967, went to #1 in the UK in 2001.  Kidman and British hitmaker Robbie Williams make a charming pair, good enough to earn the coveted Christmas #1 that year.

Friday, February 19, 2021

19 February 2021 - Charly Bliss - Steal My Sunshine

Brooklyn band Charly Bliss has been compared to Weezer....

in the comments to the video on YouTube, Weezer with Tommy Pickles as lead singer, but that wasn't a bad thing.

When they showed up at A.V. Club in 2017, they covered the Len classic song, without the Andrea True connection.  I personally think they nailed it.  

Thursday, February 18, 2021

18 February 2021 - My Chemical Romance - Song 2

We've been mostly paying attention to Wicked Guilty Pleasures lately.   So should you, by the way.

But we still love covers.  Here's MCR covering what is probably the best known song by Blur.  Well.

Friday, February 12, 2021

12 March 2021 - The Din - The Old Apartment

The Din are a Canadian band who took on a very Canadian song with a lot of direct Toronto references.

For a song recorded in their den, it certainly is a terrific, heartfelt cover.  I especially appreciate the commentary prior to the music.  

Thursday, February 11, 2021

11 February 2021 - John & Mary - Alcohol

Buffaloians covering The Kinks?   

We've got you.  In a rare John Lombardo vocal performance, here are John and Mary (providing a feverish violin) giving a fantastic rendition of a classic.