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Thread started 12/19/07 7:36am

georgeguitar

Etta James Covers Purple rain!

http://www.etta-james.com...droom.html


her new album is full of lots of songs shes admired and decided to cover, and purple rain is one one them, you can listen to it on the link above,

dont know about you, but i quite like it, especial when it gets to the "honey a know" bit it starts to get really cool
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Reply #1 posted 12/19/07 7:50am

Genesia

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I loves me some Etta...but yuck...
I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #2 posted 12/19/07 9:24am

sexxydancer

That's a song nobody should touch.
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Reply #3 posted 12/19/07 9:53am

GustavoRibas

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Very nice version!
Peace
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Reply #4 posted 12/19/07 9:59am

horatio

now listen,


pUURRple REEEN

phUUURRple REENN


PUHUUURRple Reeen


pUUrrple reen




nutty
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Reply #5 posted 12/19/07 12:28pm

LadyLuvSexxy

horatio said:

now listen,


pUURRple REEEN

phUUURRple REENN


PUHUUURRple Reeen


pUUrrple reen




nutty


LOL....so terrible...
lol
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Reply #6 posted 12/19/07 12:56pm

Jeffiner

It's ok, but Prince wrenches the song out of his gut and heart, that why it touches you so deeply, and no one will EVER play the guitar solo like he does so.... why bother? why listen to any other version? confused

Actually, while I'm in the mood for making dramatic statements, I'm going to change 'touches you so deeply', to 'makes an imprint on your soul' - how's that!! lol
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Reply #7 posted 12/19/07 6:54pm

Tame

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gosh darnit, I had a chance 2 see Etta James, and I didn't go, cus I was outta money...don't you see how little cash makes u less cool? cool
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Reply #8 posted 12/19/07 8:03pm

WisdomNLove

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I do not want to hear or see anyone but Prince singing Purple Rain. It isnt fitting for anyone else but Prince to sing. Actually I dont see it fitting for anyone but Prince singing about anything thats Purple lol Out of the hundreds of songs in the catalog pick any other one but Purple Rain or When Doves Cry at that.

Warner Brothers or whoever needs to get a clue. Stop allowing the crappy remakes of this classic!
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Reply #9 posted 12/20/07 6:33am

lottielooloo19
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'i never wanted 2 cause u any sorrow,
never wanted 2 cause u any pain...'

fu**ing hell luv, u just did. mad
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Reply #10 posted 12/20/07 7:24am

JEDINATION

it's just a song that should never be covered..
no offense to anyone that has covered it....
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Reply #11 posted 12/20/07 8:13am

jerkout

Etta James is fantastic, not sure what to think of this version though ....
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Reply #12 posted 12/20/07 9:33am

JudasLChrist

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lol! This is either really great or really terrible? I can't tell. I think I like it even if it is awful! lol. It's making me laugh...
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Reply #13 posted 01/01/08 9:09am

Billmenever

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paw What a Fierce guitar hrmph paw
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Reply #14 posted 01/01/08 9:24am

sosgemini

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that's taken from a previous album...guess she threw a compilation of previous covers or something.


or maybe not...




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[Edited 1/1/08 14:11pm]
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Reply #15 posted 01/01/08 9:41am

khoskhal

WisdomNLove said:

I do not want to hear or see anyone but Prince singing Purple Rain. It isnt fitting for anyone else but Prince to sing. Actually I dont see it fitting for anyone but Prince singing about anything thats Purple lol Out of the hundreds of songs in the catalog pick any other one but Purple Rain or When Doves Cry at that.

Warner Brothers or whoever needs to get a clue. Stop allowing the crappy remakes of this classic!
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Agreed !! Unless he is singing with me wink
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Reply #16 posted 01/01/08 9:42am

Whitnail

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WTF, it starts off well till the moaning starts, sounds like someone with a multiple new yrs day hangover barf, the guitar playing aint bad though
If it were not for insanity, I would be sane.

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Reply #17 posted 01/01/08 9:54am

jdcxc

Haven't Nina Simone and LeAnn Rimes covered this song? Why pick such an iconic song?

I'd love to see Amy Winehouse cover one of Prince's dark and moody songs (ie "Dark")
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Reply #18 posted 01/01/08 10:36am

LaLaLaHeeHeeHe
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thank you for sharing. i might not have not known about this version had u not done so. i love the way she does it, and her voice suits the song cool
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Reply #19 posted 01/01/08 1:37pm

DevotedPuppy

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I assumed Etta James was dead. boxed
R.I.P. Housequake.com cry


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Reply #20 posted 01/01/08 1:43pm

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Sounds nice but for me I can imagine only one person singing that song, it's not the same and it doesn't feel right otherwise.

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Reply #21 posted 01/01/08 2:07pm

LaLaLaHeeHeeHe
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i'm sure Prince respects her work as an elder, and that he added his blessing 2 her doing it. still, i agree that no one will ever b able to sing it like he does.
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Reply #22 posted 01/01/08 3:11pm

johnnyreeferse
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If anyone should cover "Purple Rain" it should be The Allman Brothers. That would kick ass!
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Reply #23 posted 01/01/08 3:18pm

LaLaLaHeeHeeHe
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hah!

johnnyreeferseed said:

If anyone should cover "Purple Rain" it should be The Allman Brothers. That would kick ass!


but seriously, any one can sing the thang; i don't c it like a sacred hymn or some thang.
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Reply #24 posted 01/02/08 5:31pm

sweetness2

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georgeguitar said:

http://www.etta-james.com...droom.html


her new album is full of lots of songs shes admired and decided to cover, and purple rain is one one them, you can listen to it on the link above,

dont know about you, but i quite like it, especial when it gets to the "honey a know" bit it starts to get really cool

i don't think i was horrible, but maybe she should stick to blues. i did however like the guitar player, of course he is no prince but i thought he was ok.
peace and b wild
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