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Thursday August 31st, 2017 with Chris Sharp
Beatles/Dylan/Chuck Berry cover versions

Tonight's show focuses on the cover version which of course subscribes to the ethic that if it worked once there's a possibility it will work again. Dylan, The Beatles and Chuck Berry are some of the most covered songwriters in modern pop music.
We open with the Beatles covering Larry Williams (The Beatles covered a number of 50's r'n'b hits on their early l.p.'s) and follow with a grab bag of 60's era bands and musicians putting there own stamp on the work of the Beatles and a few veterans trying to find popular relevance in that contemporary landscape.
Slow Down
The Beatles - Something New(1964)
Daytripper
Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 - The Very Best of Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66(1987)
Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out
Fever Tree - Fever Tree(1968/2009)
We Can Work It Out
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (1970)
She Said She Said
Hedge & Donna - Evolution(1969)
Hey Jude
Bing Crosby - Hey Jude/Hey Bing!(1968)
Lady Madonna
Fats Domino - Fats Is Back (1968)
I've Just Seen A face
The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite(1968)
Hey Bulldog
Fanny - Fanny Hill(1972)
Nobody covers Bob Dylan like the man himself. The Byrds and Manfred Mann had a fair amount of success covering Dylan and his songs were of course covered prodigiously by many artists.
Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan/The Band - Before The Flood(1974)
From A Buick Six
Alex Taylor - Dinnertime(1972)
This Wheels On Fire
The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde(1968)
Get Your Rocks Off
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Messin'(1973)
Dear Landlord
Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker!(1969)
Baby Blue
13th Floor Elevators - Eater Everywhere(1966)
Too Much of Nothing
Spooky Tooth - Spooky Tooth(1968)
Chuck Berry wrote and recorded an incredible number of hits but his only number one was written by Fats Domino arranger and producer Dave Bartholemew. Just about every garage/bar band has played or recorded a Chuck Berry song. Here are just a few for your aural perusal.
My Ding-A-Ling
Chuck Berry - 45 rpm single(1972)
Carol
The Rolling Stones - England's Newest Hitmakers(1964)
Rock and Roll Music
The Beatles - Beatles '65(1965)
Around and Around
The Animals - The Best of The Animals(1966)
Back In The U.S.A.
The MC5 - Best of The MC5(2000)
Let It Rock
Detroit - Detroit(1971)
Roll Over Beethoven
Mountain - The Best of Mountain(1973)
You Never Can Tell
Emmy Lou Harris - Profile:The Best of Emmylou Harris(1978)
Promised Land
Elvis Presley - Promised Land(1975)
No Money Down
Duane Allman - An Anthology Vol. 2(1974)
Johnny B. Goode
Johnny Winter - Second Winter(1969)
Little Queenie
R.E.O. Speedwagon - R.E.O./T.W.O.(1972)
Thank you for listening. Next show broadcasts September 14.
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