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Your Favorite Versions of Standards

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MrMidwest
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Your Favorite Versions of Standards
Posted: 9/10/12 at 07:26pm
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Nina Simone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Lhcby4d0k

Fever - Sara Ramirez:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syudQGmsXUs

Secret Love - Mandy Moore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fieNHFylrqw
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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Posted: 9/10/12 at 11:52pm
Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered - Patti LuPone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9lSvkYAZEY

Blues in the Night - Rosemary Clooney:
http://www.youtube.com/com/watch?v=1zi2a1spXfY
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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thetinymagic2
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Posted: 9/10/12 at 11:58pm
Oh man - chet Baker. So perrfect, that rendition!! Too bad about his life, though. So, so sad.
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 12:07am
Carla Bruni - You Belong to Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=murYvyEzpUM

Louis Armstrong - La Vie en Rose (sorry, Edith)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IH9gGywLk4

Jane Monheit - Embraceable You (really exquisite)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO-VF2eGQ-k
Updated On: 9/11/12 at 12:07 AM
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thetinymagic2
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 12:15am
Wynbish - I never knew you had such GREAT taste in music. Carla Bruni - I NEVER knew!? Superb, superb, superb. The other 2, I agreed COMPLETELY! Great!

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Wynbish
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 12:20am
Aww thanks. Now, I'm off to hide how many times I've played Call Me Maybe this summer...

In all seriousness, I love classics. I like to buy one of the originals and a cover version for comparison. My favorite example is how different Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain" and the version Herbie Hancock did with Damien Rice/Lisa Hannigan are.

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Posted: 9/11/12 at 01:12am
"Bang, Bang" Dalida (in French!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF7PQbadX4U

"Gloria" Patti Smith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgNeBNMJFZs

"Hey Jude" Wilson Pickett (supported by Duane Allman on guitar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2629krYrv1c

"Hallelujah" Jeff Buckley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4

"Heard it Through the Grape Wine" CCR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93S_l0qZrXA

"House of the Rising Sun" The Animals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAw9ThDQmk
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Your Favorite Versions of Standards
Posted: 9/11/12 at 03:44am
I HATE Sara Ramirez's version of Fever! Gah.




Summertime by P!nk
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
Updated On: 9/11/12 at 03:44 AM
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 04:43am
Strummer, that version of Hey Jude has made my morning. My brother would have LOVED that. Thank you for sharing it.
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 04:49am
More favorites:

Duke Ellington - How High the Moon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7e4xIcUIA0

There's another great version of this song by Benny Goodman live at Carnegie Hall, recorded in the 70's (with Lionel Hampton), but I can't find it.


Frank Sinata - I've Got You Under My Skin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmobo-PrYZw

I was looking for the version where Frank sang this at Madison Square Garden, but this will do. These videos don't do him justice. His concerts, performed with a full orchestra, were the best. I wasn't a fan prior to seeing him in concert, but I wanted to see "a legend" and he knocked my socks off.
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Your Favorite Versions of Standards
Posted: 9/11/12 at 08:01am
Someone mentioned "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", well:


Bobby Darin - I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
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PalJoey
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 08:02am
Everything Ella Fitzgerald ever did.

This for example, a 7:37 version of "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You":

http://youtu.be/mshV7ug8cdE
yr pal,
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 02:08pm
This is THE BEST (Classic American Songbook) MUSIC THREAD EVER! Keep it up, kids!. I need more obsure, fabulous iTunes to download.....
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 02:14pm
Is Autumn Leaves a standard? If so, definitely Eva

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--xW8HPJRY0
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 02:28pm
I refuse to believe Patti LuPone's version of "Bewitched"
could top Ella Fitzgerald. It is the most perfect pairing of an artist, song, arrangement and orchestra ever.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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PalJoey
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 02:52pm
This thread needs a little Nancy LaMott love:


"Moon River"

http://youtu.be/z0W0ZUz1Amw


"All the Things You Are"/"I'm Glad There Is You"

http://youtu.be/6P5Uxa0GCz0


"My Bill"

http://youtu.be/R0CU5LfLIyw



"The Best Is Yet to Come"

http://youtu.be/rpWU2KfnM3g


"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"

http://youtu.be/gFEZh0mdL9o



"Two for the Road"

http://youtu.be/r-ULtacF-34
yr pal,
joey




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Posted: 9/11/12 at 03:30pm
Thanks, JerseyGirl. I love that song.
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 04:55pm
Joe, your favorite is your favorite; my favorite is my favorite. The best, is something else.

Marilyn Monroe - Do It Again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKYjAmzjCag
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 05:44pm
Of course Autumn Leaves is a standard (I have Grace Jones' campy, slightly off key disco version on vinyl). Eva's is brilliant. While a bit on the soft jazz side, I also love Dutch vocalist Laura Fygi's live version in French http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCToiC9GJsQ

I *love* Laura Fygi's jazz take on Michel Legrand's I Will Wait for You from Umbrellas of Cherbourg, from her Legrand album he produced with her. For me, it's hands down the best take of the song in English--that ending wow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OxEYNf1u3o

It's impossible to beat the Dusty original (especially in the original Bacharach produced soundtrack version--the later single re-recording is a bit watered down), but I *love* The Zombies' take on The Look of Love done for BBC radio in the 60s. Colin Blunstone's vocals make me melt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4emLYfb9rA

Actually, I also love the jazzy cover of Summertime they do, though it's impossible to pick a favorite version of that song (I admit though, I've always found Joplin's overated *ducks*)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo4cKTlGSFE

(OK, I also love their cover of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? but I shouldn't turn this into a Zombies thread http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftemreRiAzM )

Everyone here probably knows them, but as cheesy as they are (in a good way--at least for me), I think Donna Summer's disco takes on Barry Manilow's Could it Be Magic and Richard Harris' MacArthur Park crap all over the originals.

I suppose some of this depends on your definition of standards, but it seems like much from the early 70s or before counts now...





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Your Favorite Versions of Standards
Posted: 9/11/12 at 06:22pm
I really Amy Winehouse's cover of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" because it's such a different take on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_r-b8vbK48

Beyonce's cover of "Fever" is literally just sexy. Nothing can compare to Miss Peggy Lee, but I really like this cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEOqbqhF8IA&feature=fvst

Also, Frank Sinatra's "It Might As Well Be Spring": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-65g3ofIEo

Rosemary Clooney's "Shine On Harvest Moon" (couldn't find a link to it).
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Posted: 9/11/12 at 07:32pm
Peggy Lee - How Long Has This Been Going On?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2C6yjbplxQ

Doris Day - 10 Cents a Dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JX2P3VekOo
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
Updated On: 9/11/12 at 07:32 PM
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Wynbish
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Your Favorite Versions of Standards
Posted: 9/11/12 at 07:46pm
My absolute favorite version (sorry, Elvis)




Ingrid Michaelson - Can't Help Falling in Love
Updated On: 9/11/12 at 07:46 PM

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