Oh, and this might be slightly controversial as I like Led Zep, but Whole Lotta Love by CCS is a decent cover.
Key reason likely to be as the 1970s theme for TOTP - essential viewing on a Thurs night.
The Collective Consciousness Society version is a good call Stan.
A great song that landed LZ in court due to it's similarities with a song from 7 years earlier by Muddy Waters called "You Need Love". LZ lost the case and had to pay lyricist Willie Dixon an undisclosed amount and subsequent releases of Whole Lotta Love have to include credit to Dixon.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Jan 7, 2018 21:23:20 GMT
Love this reworked version of the Rolling Stones 'Play With Fire' by the powerful but more or less unknown singer Ruth Copeland, originally from County Durham she moved to America in the 60's where she made a few albums, on this track & others she is backed by members of Parliament/Funkadelic. Very little is known about this forgotten singer, but what a great voice.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Jan 9, 2018 13:19:27 GMT
Another cover of an earlier song, I prefer to the original was The Beat's Ska style cover of the Andy Williams original "Can't get used to loosing you" (which he originally released in 1963). I think their reggae/ska influenced version flows better than William's more pizzicato style of the original (which itself I remember from my dad playing it as he had an Andy Williams album) which wasn't bad either.
The Beat's version was originally an album track from their 1980 album "I just can't stop it" but the single was released in 1983 just as the band announced they were breaking up. It did become the groups highest charting single in the UK and 5th and final top 10 hit. Although remixed slightly from the album version.