Category Archives: Obscure Covers Series

A PERFECT 10 – OBSCURE COVER SERIES CON’T

So it has been awhile since I found a gold nugget but this afternoon being such a gray and needy November day, sunshine and good beats are in order. And this is what I am sharing as the antidote – Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” as remixed (not covered, but I think it should be [...]

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THE HEAT, JOIN IT! (Covers Series #9)

God it’s hot in T-dot. Will it end? Probably not so sweat it out in style. Anyone remember Manu Chau’s “Bongo Bong” and “Je Ne T’Aime Plus”? Robbie Williams does a great cover that makes me want to bounce of the walls. Actually I am kind of doing that and even though my heat is [...]

OBSCURE COVER SERIES #8

I was trying to locate a B-side of Sade covering William DeVaughn’s “Be Thankful for What you Got”. No luck. I did come across another B-side of Sade though, actually two (Make Some Room / Room 55). I thought I had heard everything by her and yet I was able to track down a jewel [...]

OBSCURE COVERS SERIES #7

The Specials “A Message to You Rudy”. Original song by Dandy Livingstone I should change the name of this series as most of the covers I am picking are certainly well known and far from obscure, including this one, which gained fame when the Specials covered it. Back in my club days, you couldn’t get [...]

OBSCURE COVER SERIES #6

July 28, 2011 – 1:31 am

As the heat rose this past week, despite of how uncomfortable it got, I had access to water, a fan, and shade from a tree. The crisis in the continent of Africa, with a drought that shows no respite, is too painful to comprehend. When we idle our cars, choose to use the drive-through rather [...]

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OBSCURE COVER SERIES #5

July 24, 2011 – 1:19 am

One of my favourite songs covered by one of my favourite artists – another example of how Miles Davis can claim an already strong song and make the composition his own – ‘Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio, 2nd Movement)’ by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It was said by his wife, pianist Victoria Kamhi de Rodrigo, [...]

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OBSCURE COVER SERIES #4

July 22, 2011 – 2:43 am

This selection is dedicated to my 3 yr old niece who fortunately was ok with her auntie singing her to sleep with “The Sound of Music” soundtrack at the cottage. Each night as we snuggled she would ask for the “Draindrops (not a spelling mistake) kitten” song. I would have to sing “My Favourite Things” [...]

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OBSCURE COVER SERIES #3

July 13, 2011 – 11:07 pm

Wouldn’t you flip out if Miles Davis covered your song? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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OBSCURE COVER SERIES #2

July 7, 2011 – 1:09 pm

The Sundays cover of The Rolling Stone’s ‘Wild Horses’ – maybe not so obscure for the those into the indie / alternative music scene back in the early 90s. Such a lovely cover. Enjoy! L. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to [...]

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NOT SO OBSCURE COVER

July 5, 2011 – 12:29 am

This is  such a well known cover that many people probably don’t even know it is a cover due to the popularity of k.d lang’s version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. No matter who sings this song it is stunning but when k.d lang sings the song it takes on more dimension and the resonance of [...]

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