For this special episode, I sit down with Ray Padgett, the founder and curator of a blog that’s celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Cover Me! He’s got a new book, and you’ll hear a lot of great information about the history of the songs we play on this very episode! (And yes, it’s in mono – because of the interview and issues with Skype, we had to record it using another tool.)

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(76 minutes)

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Featuring

Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy
Midnight Train To Georgia Cissy Houston 3:51 Presenting Cissy Houston Jim Weatherly/Cissy Houston/Gladys Knight & The Pips
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton 2:53 Hound Dog: Essential COllection Big Mama Thornton 3
Unchained Melody Todd Duncan 1:29 Unchained Todd Duncan
Twist and Shout The Top Notes 2:08 Twist & Shout: 12 Atlantic Tracks Produced by Phil Spector Top Notes/Beatles 3
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:56 Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 17
Respect The Rationals 2:42 Cameo-Parkway 1957-1967 Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin 6
With A Little Help From My Friends Benjamin Francis Leftwich 3:08 Yellow Submarine Resurfaces Beatles 17
All Along The Watchtower The Alan Bown 3:08 Take What You Need Bob Dylan 25
Gloria Sir Mack Rice 4:20 Vanthology: A Tribute To Van Morrison Them 2
I Will Always Love You Alex Chilton 3:41 Live On WLYX Memphis 1975 Dolly Parton 3
Take Me To The River Eva Cassidy 4:08 Live at Blues Alley Al Green 8
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction Selo N Ludy 4:35 Selo N Ludy Rolling Stones 2
Always on My Mind Jodee Seiders 4:06 Uncovered Brenda Lee/Elvis Presley/Willie Nelson 9