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Thread started 03/06/17 5:10am

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Other people doing PRINCE songs

Only a few artist covered Prince songs throughout his career Chaka Khan with "I feel for u", meli'sa Morgan "Do me baby" Sinead with "Nothing compares to u, Alicia Keys "How come you don't call me anymore?" Tom Jones "Kiss" I prefer the prince versions to most remakes anyone like the remakes better than the original?
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Reply #1 posted 03/06/17 5:32am

bsprout

Although I prefer Prince's version, I really like Mariah's cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'.
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Reply #2 posted 03/06/17 5:54am

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Wouldn't say i like it better but i love TLC's version of if i was your girlfriend.
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Reply #3 posted 03/06/17 6:07am

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Mariah's version is good wish it wasnt a duet. T boz voice has always had a prince like vibe to it
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Reply #4 posted 03/06/17 6:24am

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LonelyStarfish said:

Wouldn't say i like it better but i love TLC's version of if i was your girlfriend.


Me too
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Reply #5 posted 03/06/17 7:09am

RJOrion

"I Feel For U" is the only remake even worthy of comparing to the original, and i still prefer the original...

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Reply #6 posted 03/06/17 7:14am

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RJOrion said:

"I Feel For U" is the only remake even worthy of comparing to the original, and i still prefer the original...


Yup.

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 #7 posted 03/06/17 8:13am

Germanegro

A couple that I know of from the 90s that might be lesser-known:

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The Hindu Love Gods (Warren Zevon & REM band) did "Raspberry Beret" which I thought was pretty good.

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Semisonic did "Erotic City" which I thought was kind of weak.

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One covers compilation that I'd like to get my hands on is the box set "Shockadelica" coming out of Norway that may have been a limited release and I'm not sure where it stood in terms of clearances with Prince, now his estate, and other contractually-represented entities.

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Clever musicians can so some cool stuff with covers, even of Prince.

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Reply #8 posted 03/06/17 9:07am

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Just remembered Andy's version of i love u in me, i prefer that to the original
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Reply #9 posted 03/06/17 9:22am

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Unfortunately, hearing other people sing the songs is the only way to hear them live now. No one can compare to Prince...

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Reply #10 posted 03/06/17 9:41am

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The original version of his material always makes a cover sound unnecessary.he was a true original.
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Reply #11 posted 03/06/17 9:49am

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Poorlovelycomputer said:

Only a few artist covered Prince songs throughout his career Chaka Khan with "I feel for u", meli'sa Morgan "Do me baby" Sinead with "Nothing compares to u, Alicia Keys "How come you don't call me anymore?" Tom Jones "Kiss" I prefer the prince versions to most remakes anyone like the remakes better than the original? [Edited 3/6/17 5:11am]

Only a few artists covered Prince? Uhhh, no. I can think of a dozen covers of "Purple Rain" alone.

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Reply #12 posted 03/06/17 9:54am

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Uhh I'm talking about the ones that actually made it on the charts not a karaoke type performance.
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Reply #13 posted 03/06/17 9:55am

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Most P songs are too idiosyncratic and uniquely purple to translate well in covers, but I recently heard this great cover tribute of Sexy MF by the psychedelic Mexican jazz band Troker...https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FsYSt44PGIQ
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Reply #14 posted 03/06/17 10:03am

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So true... In fact Chaka's version is the only one worth remembering even Sinead's version makes me cringe. St.paul's version will always be the definitive version.
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Reply #15 posted 03/06/17 10:29am

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Poorlovelycomputer said:

Uhh I'm talking about the ones that actually made it on the charts not a karaoke type performance.

I posted this on another thread....SO UNKARAOKE and a REAL TRIBUTE as far as Im concerned...

this Artist has added his own colours to the Pallette.....

Also...Deep look at Princes very vast catalogue....

YES..its Starts with PEOPLE WITHOUT

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Reply #16 posted 03/06/17 10:30am

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I heard a orchastral jazz band cover Batdance, it was pretty cool to hear what they did

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Reply #17 posted 03/06/17 10:51am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I heard a orchastral jazz band cover Batdance, it was pretty cool to hear what they did

Id LOVE to hear MORE of this kind of thing...was so Inspired by what P was doing with SHades of Umber...His whole catalogue is amenable to orchestral arranging....

Its going to happen...simply becasue his music is so INTERESTING.....

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Reply #18 posted 03/06/17 11:02am

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Courtesy of Wikipedia;

Sign o the times covers. All recorded not live versions, apart from Muse that was recorded for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree - 2008
Billy Cobham featuring Grover Washington,Jr - 1987
Simple Minds - 1989
Nina Simone - 1993
Chaka Khan - 2007
Heaven 17 - 2007
Muse - 2012
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Reply #19 posted 03/06/17 11:15am

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bsprout said:

Although I prefer Prince's version, I really like Mariah's cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'.


That is probably one of the worst covers of his music I've ever heard as a one-off song.

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Reply #20 posted 03/06/17 11:58am

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TrivialPursuit said:

bsprout said:

Although I prefer Prince's version, I really like Mariah's cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'.


That is probably one of the worst covers of his music I've ever heard as a one-off song.

YEP

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Reply #21 posted 03/06/17 1:12pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



bsprout said:


Although I prefer Prince's version, I really like Mariah's cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'.


That is probably one of the worst covers of his music I've ever heard as a one-off song.



To each his own
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Reply #22 posted 03/06/17 1:14pm

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Kiss by Tom Jones!

Love it!!

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Reply #23 posted 03/06/17 2:19pm

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Poorlovelycomputer said:

Uhh I'm talking about the ones that actually made it on the charts not a karaoke type performance.

Who said anything about karaoke? Making the charts reduces the numbers, obviously - but is also an extra criterion than in your original post.

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Reply #24 posted 03/06/17 2:22pm

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Ween's cover/mashup of Shockadelica is top tier imho

And normally I have no time for them.

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Reply #25 posted 03/06/17 2:38pm

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Wouldn't say i like it better but i love TLC's version of if i was your girlfriend.


Their version of The Time's "Get It Up" is pretty good, too. But IIWYG was a much better use of the song sample than Mariah's cooing like a pigeon in heat.

Art of Noise w/ Tom Jones' "Kiss" is fun, and a really new take on an otherwise difficult yet familiar song. I would have been nice to hear Prince do that version in concert. The Parade Tour or SOTT would have been a great setting for the horn-heavy arrangement.

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Reply #26 posted 03/06/17 4:16pm

PeteSilas

i cover prince songs and people love it but... I realize that it isn't the same, anyway, I rarely like the covers, there are some outstanding ones but most of them I hate. Mariah's version of TBO is awful, not vocally, production wise, how pros like that could screw up the synth part on that is beyond me. I've been saying since he died, the best tribute to him is not trying to emulate him but to raise your own game, play your instrument better than before, sing better, write better, produce better, that is the best tribute to him.

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Reply #27 posted 03/06/17 4:38pm

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I recently heard a cover of Gotta Broken Heart Again by Debra Hurd for the first time. Thought it was pretty good.

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Apparently: "Debra’s version appeared on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart on July 16, 1983. It made it up to #62 and was on the chart for 6 weeks."

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Reply #28 posted 03/06/17 5:13pm

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And let's not forget D'Angelo's "She's always in my hair"
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Reply #29 posted 03/06/17 5:35pm

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Oh god, that Tom Jones gig -- I wanted that obnoxious leather getup his furry behind was wearing to go up in flames with him in it. The whole thing was just EW, NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE! I swear I had nightmares for a week after that crap there. Nah, brah, you do not do that. You don't look sexy, you look like an idiot, stop it. You need to cut it. You are BANNED, BARRED, FIRED. falloff

I actually really liked Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Comares rather a lot, though. It was great (and I SO wanted to cut my hair like hers when I saw that video. Unfortunately I was a teenager at the time and Mom vetoed that right there with the GTFOH QUICK. A decade later I did it, and haven't looked back. lol).

A lot of these listed here I haven't heard, though. Time to go youtubing! Except Mariah Carey. Her vocal registers are too much for mah ears, yo. Girl can sing, but gah, those whistle registers, yo! They kill my eardrums every time.

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