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Old 12-25-2004, 10:37 AM   #1
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What is your favorite re-make of a song? Mine are:

Wherefore And Why (1975)
Tennesee Flat Top Box (1988)
Ballad Of Ira Hayes (1988)
I Walk The Line (1988)

Wherefore And Why is a GL song, as all of you know . But the other three are Johnny Cash songs. There is one album that has all re-makes on it, such as Don't Take Your Guns To Town, Folsom Prison Blues, I Still Miss Someone, Ring Of Fire, Cry Cry Cry, etc. I'm normally not too big on re-makes, but he did a pretty good job on a lot of those songs.
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Old 12-25-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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that album is called All American Country.
you're right, excellent remakes

another similar one is called Ring Of Fire, which also has 1989-91 remakes
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Old 12-26-2004, 05:01 PM   #3
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One of my favorite remakes is the 1987 version of,"Lean On Me" by 2 hit wonder group Club Nouveau.
They took Bill Wither's soulful heartfelt #1 ballad and made it into a dance song "but"!...because they sang it with such carefree joy and happiness,it honestly did not take any of the sentiment away from the original.

Another '87 fav. is the re-make of,"Funkytown" by 1 hit wonder Pseudo Echo. (Hmmm...2 groups with words in their name that imply unreal or unoficcial,strange! )
Only 7 years after the original went to #1 (May/June 1980),they took their pop/rock version to #6 in July '87. I thought it was really cool!

Being done in the '80s,"Lean On Me",could have very easily been turned into a cold,electronic music/beat kind of song with a singer that could care less about emotion. Thankfully,that's not the case! P. Echo did a great job as well,keeping the song as upbeat as the 1st time.

I'm sure as far as least favorite goes,I and most Beatles fans certainly
abhoard(spelling?) Tiffany's "I Saw "Him" Standing There",from that same year! Yik!!!

Been me. Later!

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