My tech savvy friend frumiousb turned me on to the award-winning music podcast Coverville in a response to the previous post and now I have a new addiction. It's hard to be hip in the sticks - too few role models - but then, rural living has other charms and I generally enjoy my analog life. Coverville, though, is the mother load of cover songs, and as an aficionado of the genre I look forward to many happy hours discovering finely crafted and throwaway covers to my heart's delight.
Which naturally leads me to propose, dear readers, that we pull together our own Top 10 list of best cover songs here at Walking the Berkshires. Hey, that rag the New York Post could only muster up an unranked Top 100 list; surely we can winnow that down! To get the ball rolling, here are a few suggestions to discard or adopt as you will:
Marlene Dietrich : Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind Original Artist: Pete Seeger
Then there is Richard Thompson's elevating cover of Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again", which you can download and listen to here, the Jimi Hendrix version at Woodstock of "The Star Spangled Banner", and Stevie Ray Vaughan's ethereal rendition of Hendrix's classic "Little Wing."