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Old 04-07-2020, 02:17 PM   #91
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Admittedly jazz leaves me limp.

With jazz (like any other music genre) you have to try (or get lucky) in finding the one piece that works for you best. Beck became smitten by 'fusion'. And to this day will include snippets in most of his concerts. I believe he realized it is not something he takes to well so he generally leaves alone.

Give this a try and sell if it leaves you limp (a cover of a John McLaughlin tune).

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i'm a fan of Auger....that's a good lp.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:25 PM   #93
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Give this a try and sell if it leaves you limp (a cover of a John McLaughlin tune.
That one I like. It may be jazzy, but it's bluesy and it rocks as well.

I thought this tune by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity was pretty good too when I heard it shortly after its release in 1968:



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With a Little Help from My Friends was a track included on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP released on 26 May 1967:



A cover by Joe Cocker was released in October 1968 and went in an entirely different direction than the original:



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I like this version a little better than Spencer Davis with Winwood....Terry Kath's guitar is what does it for me.

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That's a good one! I thought I posted it already but I guess I didn't.

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I thought this tune by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity when it was first released in 1968:



I like that version but still think The Bands original is the best.
I actually found some early vinyl of Driscoll and Auger in some shops a few years ago. I wasn't aware of Auger when he came out and didn't discover him until the mid 80's....no one I knew back in the day played his records. I have many of the originals now and a few cd's also.
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I like that version but still think The Bands original is the best.
That surprises me a bit. The cover by Driscoll, Auger & the Trinity is much eerier and therefore has more of a prog feel. The Band's version is more difficult to characterize but has more of a country folk feel.

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I actually found some early vinyl of Driscoll and Auger in some shops a few years ago. I wasn't aware of Auger when he came out and didn't discover him until the mid 80's....no one I knew back in the day played his records. I have many of the originals now and a few cd's also.
One of the things I like about this discussion board is that it always fires me up to break out some vinyl I've not played for a long while and slap them onto my Thorens TD240 turntable.

Incidentally, what rig are you using?

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That surprises me a bit. The cover by Driscoll, Auger & the Trinity is much eerier and therefore has more of a prog feel. The Band's version is more difficult to characterize but has more of a country folk feel.



One of the things I like about this discussion board is that it always fires me up to break out some vinyl I've not played for a long while and slap them on my Thorens TD240 turntable.

Incidentally, what rig are you using?

Thought you had a Garrard table..?
At any rate I had a complete Onkyo system....table Onkyo CP 1050 direct drive (Ortofon stylus) and Onkyo receiver with Nubian speakers handmade in Bloomington, Indiana...they are similar to the old Advent speakers. Decent sound but my table broke so I bought a DenonDP300f (belt driven) ...same receiver and speakers.

I have always liked the Band...Canadian country rock.
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Thought you had a Garrard table..?
You mean the Z2000B at the WOWW studio?



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The base I intend to get built will have a finish resembling the one in this picture here but will be nearly twice as tall:





3. The Thorens TD240 with an Ortofon 2m Black cartridge that I bought in 2007 is the one hooked up to my stereo these days.

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Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke was released on 2 April 1963 and reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard's R&B chart:



A cover by Cat Stevens was released in July 1974 and reached #6 on the Billboard hot 100:



I liked the Cat Stevens' cover back in the 1970's but now I much prefer Sam Cooke's original.

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Sam Cooke for sure....the Cat Stevens version is too 'busy' or something.
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Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King was released in 1967:



A cover by the Cream was included on their Wheels of Fire LP released on 9 August 1968:



Interesting that I used to prefer the Cream's version, but I now like Albert King's original better.

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gotta go with the original by Pena....didn't even know it existed.

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So Long, Marianne by Leonard Cohen was a track on the Songs of Leonard Cohen LP that was released on 27 December 1967:



A really good equally plaintiff cover by Brian Hyland was released in 1971:



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Well the Spinners certainly funked the track up. Their version has a much more pronounced beat.

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