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Cover me : the stories behind the greatest cover songs of all time
Padgett, Ray, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling, [2017]

Physical Description:
232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"From the creator of the popular website comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower.' The Beatles rocking out with 'Twist and Shout.' Aretha Franklin demanding 'Respect.' Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis's 'Hound Dog' and Joe Cocker's 'With a Little Help from My Friends' to the Talking Heads' 'Take Me to the River' and Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love.' Written by the founder of the website, each of the 19 chapters investigates the origins of a classic cover -- and uses it as a framework to tell the larger story of how cover songs have evolved over the decades. Cover Me is packed with insight, photography, and music history"--Publisher's website.
Elvis Presley "Hound dog" The Beatles "Twist and shout" The Righteous Brothers "Unchained melody" Aretha Franklin "Respect" Jimi Hendrix "All along the watchtower" Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" The Who "Summertime blues" Creedence Clearwater Revival "I heard it through the grapevine" Gladys Knight & the Pips "Midnight train to Georgia" Patti Smith "Gloria" Talking Heads "Take me to the river" Devo "Satisfaction" "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polkas on 45" (various artists cover) -- Pet Shop Boys "Always on my mind" Whitney Houston "I will always love you" Fugees "Killing me softly" The Gourds "Gin and juice" Johnny Cash "Hurt" Adele "Make you feel my love"
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