Coverville 556: The Curious Case Of Originalville

March 3, 2009

Here’s on what’s on the show tonight:

1 Album

Joe Henry
2 Album

Tainted Love
Gloria Jones
Orig. Covered by Soft Cell
Gloria Jones - Vixen - Tainted Love (1976 Recording)
3 Album

A Certain Girl
Ernie K-Doe
The New Orleans Hit Story 1950 – 1970 CD1
Orig. Covered by Warren Zevon
4 Album

Spider + Between The Lines
Orig. Covered by The Babys
5 Album

Bette Davis Eyes
Jackie Deshannon
New Arrangement
Orig. Covered by Kim Carnes
6 Album

True Love and Apple Pie
Susan Shirley
True Love and Apple Pie
Orig. Covered by Coca-Cola/Hillside Singers
7 Album

Piece of My Heart
Erma Franklin
The Oxford American 2005 Southern Music CD
Orig. Covered by Janis Joplin
8 Album

Killing Me Softly
Lori Lieberman
A Thousand Dreams
Orig. Covered by Roberta Flack
9 Album

I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
Tommy Hunt
The Scepter Records Story, Vol. 2
Orig. Covered by Dusty Springfield

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out Brian, but I have to correct you – Spider recorded "Better be good to me" and that was the song you played before (and Tina Turner didn't have to change a thing!). Holly Knight was the singer and Holly also co-wrote "Simply The best", which is where the Spider/Holly Knight connection comes in. Of course "The Best" is also a cover, as Bonnie Tyler recorded it in 1988 a year before Tina…future show…? They were from New York too, though that might be a suburb of London or something 🙂

    Strangely, that Erma Franklin track has always been known to me and features on a lot of Soul compilations here – If you had asked me who recorded it, i'd have said Erma and not Janis Joplin!

    And I still can't get "About a boy" out of my head with any version of "killing me softly" 🙂

  2. consider this a request for your next originalville: I just learned that the big hit by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss titled GONE GONE GONE, was originally recorded by the Everly Brothers. I found the original on Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers On Warner Bros. 1960 to '69 on Rhapsody.

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