Category Archives: cover version

SONG OF THE DAY Dion – Spoonful

A very quick song before the arms of slumber come grabbing for me!! Today’s late offering unfolds in the splendour of Dion’s version of Spoonful.  As far as cover’s go, his rendition really stands out, offering a new take on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Chicano – Viva Tirado

Emerging from LA in the late 1960’s, El Chicano were originally formed by Freddie Sanchez under the title, The VIP’s.  Their name change, which was altered soon after their formation, was taken from Chicano, a term for US citizens of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio – Honey Hush

“Lonnie Donegan inspired everyone [to play guitar] because he made it look as though it was possible to do. But who really moved it out of just playing acoustic to electric was all those people that were playing in the 1950s. Initially, it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child

It’s not often that I favour a cover version over the original, especially when the original happens to be a Lee Hazelwood track, but this one time I think I ever-so-slightly prefer Nancy Sinatra’s rendition! Friday’s Child was written by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chet Atkins – Blues in the Night

Even if you don’t recognise today’s song from the title, I dare say you will know the tune when this starts playing, such is the popularity of Blues in the Night! This has been covered dozens of times by an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chet Atkins – Ochi Chornya (Dark Eyes)

Ochi Chornya, or perhaps better known as Dark Eyes, is a well-known and popular Russian romance song that captured my ears a while back when I luckily stumbled upon Chet Atkins rendition..but I’ll come back to this. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shandells – Gorilla

Today’s song was originally released in 1962 as a doo-wop classic on Chicago label, Cortland Records. The band behind this joyful gem was a r’n’b band from Chicago, Illinois called The Ideals. Originally titled Gorilla, this version is worth checking … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joe Cruz & The Cruzettes – Love Song

Today’s song is a cover…perhaps even a cover of a cover, but by far the best version of this song I’ve heard!..and this includes better than the original (as far as I’m concerned?)! Love Song doesn’t inspire any pangs of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Tomorrow Night

Growing up listening to Elvis, I only really got to know his more mainstream and movie songs when I was a child as that’s the stuff my Mamma played the most, but those memories solidified an Elvis place in my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Madeleine Chartrand – Ani Kuni

Ani Kuni is a traditional folk song that is said to have its origins in Iroquois/Native American culture. The version I’m featuring today is a rendition that was released in the summer of 1973 by a Canadian singer/actress from Quebec … Continue reading

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