Here’s a little version throwdown! Take two versions of the same song and let em fight it out. Which one do you like better? Does the newer version add anything to the original to make it more interesting or does it just pale in comparison?
First up we have two heavyweights going head to [...]
Here’s another installment (in a so far very short list) of Version Galore columns! There are some songs which transcend the original style of the song and are covered by a large diverse group of bands and musicians. There is a long history in recorded music of covering other artist’s work, not just in a [...]
Jimmy Cliff’s had more than a few hits over the decades he’s been making music. I would have to say though that his greatest lasting legacy that can’t be denied might just be being in the film The Harder They Come and singing the title track. Seems everyone has covered this [...]
Everyone that seriously digs deep into the music, as I am sure most of the readers of this site do, knows that any tune that was a major hit in Jamaica was soon to become a favorite among other artists to do their own take. That’s the idea behind VERSION GALORE. To highlight [...]
Version Galore: The Folkes Brothers “Oh Carolina” covered by Shaggy and the sordid history of this foundation tune.
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