Topic: Covers Better than Originals

A friend of mine asked for covers that are better than the originals. Here are my thoughts. Any favorites?

Dave Matthews Long Black Veil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jgqEvfn7EE Tedeschi Trucks Band cover of Keep on Growing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0kXfPrHHcw Ed Sheeran doing People Get Ready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVSOe-NXZDE ZBB Devil Went Down to Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAf8G-WxraQ and finally Mike Zito Little Red Corvette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEBtqY2NTys 

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Lalena by Deep Purple (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucy0XYxuNT8) was better than Donovan's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bdJPvrbOw) ...     

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Devil went down to Georgia is a  great song I like this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NR9iGi1Jwo     

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Russell_Harding wrote:

Devil went down to Georgia is a  great song I like this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NR9iGi1Jwo

Man this is smokin'. Love it.     

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neophytte wrote:

Lalena by Deep Purple (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucy0XYxuNT8) was better than Donovan's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bdJPvrbOw) ...

First time I've ever heard this tune. It's a good one!     

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I've always enjoyed these two covers by Heart, even better than the very good songs by the original artists:

Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShmbjqP3WU

The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaK0fS8WhLg

Ann Wilson's voice sends chills up my back whenever I hear her ...     

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I always liked Tom Jones cover of Tower Of Song more than the  Leonard Cohen original'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWiPFT0v2c

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Here's "Heart" covering Elton John's "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters". It's been brilliantly rearranged for two guitars instead of piano, and features the rarity of Nancy doing lead vocals, with Anne on backup ... so talented:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzo8BQZp9tQ

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Molly Hatchet cover of Allman Brothers  Dreams Ill never see.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRSmmUsbFlM

Cory Taylor cover of Chris Issac's Wicked Game   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQJsjOFYhE

Joan Jett  cover of Crimson and Clover  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsa5srLu1U     

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