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Old 05-15-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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They've got Lightfoot covered


He's been covered by Elvis, Lou Rawls, the Butthole Surfers and even La Streisand. Canadian folksinging legend Gordon Lightfoot hasn't had a bona fide radio hit in 25 years, but his oeuvre lives on in the voices and instruments of an eclectic crew. Which is a good thing, because while a songwriter's reputation is built on the quality of the songs, his fortunes are made off the other artists who record them. Here's a sample of some of the more outstanding and/or unusual covers of Lightfoot songs released over the years by performers in every genre: mainstream pop and country, cabaret and folk-rock, skiffle and avant-garde, punk, grunge and disco.

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Butthole Surfers

Dandy Warhols

Siegfried Rauch

Rheostatics

"Spin, Spin"

Stompin' Tom Connors

"Steel Rail Blues"

Jim Croce

"Sundown"

Lonnie Donegan

Zip Code Rapists

"Early Morning Rain"

Bob Dylan

Grateful Dead

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Reed

Elvis Presley

Paul Weller

"I'm Not Supposed to Care"

Bob Dylan

"The Way I Feel"

Fairport Convention

"Ten Degrees and Getting Colder"

Nanci Griffith


"I Can't Make It Anymore"

Richie Havens

"Canadian Railroad Trilogy" & "Did She Mention My Name"

Irish Rovers

"If You Could Read My Mind"

Jane's Addiction

Jack Jones

Daliah Lavi

Olivia Newton-John

Johnny Mathis

Don Mclean

Liza Minnelli

Star 54

Duane Steele

Barbra Streisand

Andy Williams

Bobby Sherman

Don Williams

"For Loving Me"

Waylon Jennings

Johnny Mann

Elvis Presley


"Song For A Winter's Night"

Sarah Mclachlan


"Wherefore And Why"

Liza Minnelli

Johnny Mathis


"I'm Not Saying"

Nico

"Ribbon Of Darkness"

Poco

Hank Snow

Marty Robbins

Conway Twitty

Don Mclean

"I Want To Hear It From You"

Lou Rawls

Frank Sinatra Jr.


"The Last Time I Saw Her"

Telly Savalas

"Black Day In July"

Tragically Hip


"The Patriot's Dream"

Roger Whittaker

"Looking At The Rain"

Hank Williams Jr.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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They've got Lightfoot covered


He's been covered by Elvis, Lou Rawls, the Butthole Surfers and even La Streisand. Canadian folksinging legend Gordon Lightfoot hasn't had a bona fide radio hit in 25 years, but his oeuvre lives on in the voices and instruments of an eclectic crew. Which is a good thing, because while a songwriter's reputation is built on the quality of the songs, his fortunes are made off the other artists who record them. Here's a sample of some of the more outstanding and/or unusual covers of Lightfoot songs released over the years by performers in every genre: mainstream pop and country, cabaret and folk-rock, skiffle and avant-garde, punk, grunge and disco.

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

Butthole Surfers

Dandy Warhols

Siegfried Rauch

Rheostatics

"Spin, Spin"

Stompin' Tom Connors

"Steel Rail Blues"

Jim Croce

"Sundown"

Lonnie Donegan

Zip Code Rapists

"Early Morning Rain"

Bob Dylan

Grateful Dead

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Reed

Elvis Presley

Paul Weller

"I'm Not Supposed to Care"

Bob Dylan

"The Way I Feel"

Fairport Convention

"Ten Degrees and Getting Colder"

Nanci Griffith


"I Can't Make It Anymore"

Richie Havens

"Canadian Railroad Trilogy" & "Did She Mention My Name"

Irish Rovers

"If You Could Read My Mind"

Jane's Addiction

Jack Jones

Daliah Lavi

Olivia Newton-John

Johnny Mathis

Don Mclean

Liza Minnelli

Star 54

Duane Steele

Barbra Streisand

Andy Williams

Bobby Sherman

Don Williams

"For Loving Me"

Waylon Jennings

Johnny Mann

Elvis Presley


"Song For A Winter's Night"

Sarah Mclachlan


"Wherefore And Why"

Liza Minnelli

Johnny Mathis


"I'm Not Saying"

Nico

"Ribbon Of Darkness"

Poco

Hank Snow

Marty Robbins

Conway Twitty

Don Mclean

"I Want To Hear It From You"

Lou Rawls

Frank Sinatra Jr.


"The Last Time I Saw Her"

Telly Savalas

"Black Day In July"

Tragically Hip


"The Patriot's Dream"

Roger Whittaker

"Looking At The Rain"

Hank Williams Jr.
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Old 05-15-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
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Neat article but Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand doing GL?? [img]tongue.gif[/img] : I like their singing but prefer they do their own stuff!
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #4
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Can you believe Telly Savalas?!?
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #5
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Can you believe Telly Savalas?!?
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
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I stopped reading after Liza Minelli.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
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i would of loved to have seen some of the artists a Motown try to cover BDIJ maybe Stevie Wonder could of given a go at it.
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i would of loved to have seen some of the artists a Motown try to cover BDIJ maybe Stevie Wonder could of given a go at it.
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While I'm sure many here have visited Wayne site still I'd thought I'd type up this list that's really big. http://www.lightfoot.ca/covsong.htm
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While I'm sure many here have visited Wayne site still I'd thought I'd type up this list that's really big. http://www.lightfoot.ca/covsong.htm
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They left out Peter,Paul & Mary's,"For Lovin' Me"! ...and they're the one's who had a hit with it!
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