Today 4 great tunes get their twice as nice:
The immortal Ode To Billie Joe.
(the saga continues :-)
The Brook Benton classic.
(the Mark Lanegan version I already put out on post nr.29,
the Margie Joseph version on post nr.235 and maybe
the most famous by Bobby Bland over at post nr.48)
The Buddy Buie/James Cobb/Harry Middlebrooks Jr.
/Mike Shapiro song, made famous by a.o. the Classics IV.
And finally the Hammerstein/Rodgers song which needs
ofcourse no further introduction...
(also a few versions on post nr.196)
Enjoy, and before I forget:
thanks to all the original bloggers out there,
without whom this constantly cosy, coincidental corny
cover-continuum couldn't continue co-exist...
1. Africa - Louie, Louie + Ode To Billy Joe (5:38)
2. Billy Larkin & The Delegates - Spooky (3:16)
3. Cal Tjader - Spooky (4:14)
4. Charles Earland - My Favorite Things (5:58)
5. Daly Wilson Bigband - Ode To Billy Joe (5:05)
6. Dorothy Ashby - My Favorite Things (5:48)
7. Doug Sahm - I'll Take Care Of You (4:21)
8. Earl Gaines - I'll Take Care Of You (2:49)
9. Eric Alexander Quartet - My Favorite Things (10:26)
10. Etta James - I'll Take Care Of You (4:59)
11. Gene Russell - My Favorite Things (4:51)
12. Howard Roberts Quartet - Spooky (2:43)
13. Irma Thomas - I'll Take Care Of You (3:21)
14. Jaki Byard - Ode To Billy Joe (5:03)
15. Joe Tex - Ode To Billie Joe (4:37)
16. John McLaughlin, Joey DeFrancesco, Elvin Jones
- My Favorite Things (6:16)
17. Johnny Hammond Smith - Ode To Billie Joe (3:18)
18. Louis Prima ft. Sam Butera & The Witnesses
- Ode To Billy Joe (2:58)
19. Mick Hucknall - I'll Take Care Of You (2:56)
(yeah I know; it isn't actually that bad at all :-)
20. Stanley Turrentine - Spooky (2:58)
21. Tav Falco Panther Burns - I'll Take Care Of You (3:04)
22. Tony Monaco - Ode To Billie Joe (radio edit) (8:24)
23. Van Morrison - I'll Take Care Of You (5:19)
24. Vidar Busk - Spooky (4:50)
244 another twice as nice (RS)