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If you could keep one cover song.

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If you could keep one cover song.

Post by jbfinscj » April 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Ok I know this is wishful thinking, but a guy can hope. If Jimmy were to eliminate all cover songs from his set list, which one would you want him to keep. I'm going to go with southern cross. I still find myself enjoying it live.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by Tiki Torches » April 22, 2013 10:49 pm

I'm not sure what the other options are as there's no actual poll but how often does he play "Defying Gravity" or "Biloxi"? I'd take any of those over most everything else he covers these days.

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by sistergoldenhair » April 23, 2013 5:57 am

Biloxi was the first one that came to my mind. But, I have never heard him perform it live. I also like MIssissippi You're On My Mind. Are they both Jesse Winchester songs??
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by lime rickie » April 23, 2013 5:58 am

Everybody's Talkin'

Honestly, I could never choose just one. I love Banana Republics and Duke's on Sunday, too.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by Utvolzac » April 23, 2013 7:37 am

I second Banana Republics. I don't even think of it as a cover anymore.

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by jbfinscj » April 23, 2013 9:59 am

I forgot Biloxi and defying gravity are Jesse Winchester songs. I guess I was more thinking along the lines of all night long, brown eyed girl, Scarlett begonias, southern cross, etc... I just never considered the old studio stuff covers, but technically they are. I just appreciate the old songs he rarely plays even if they are covers.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by LIPH » April 23, 2013 11:37 am

I just hope he never does Trippin' Billies again. What was he thinking?
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by jbfinscj » April 23, 2013 1:49 pm

LIPH wrote:I just hope he never does Trippin' Billies again. What was he thinking?
Or yellow submarine and glory days.....horrible! I give him one pass on glory days, the version he played right after Clarence Clemons died.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by Tiki Torches » April 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Utvolzac wrote:I second Banana Republics. I don't even think of it as a cover anymore.
That's what I mean when I say Buffett used to have more of a knack for making other people's songs his own. It's often been said of artists like Johnny Cash that once he covered your song it became his because of the indelible stamp he put on it. This is particularly true of "Hurt". Trent Reznor has even said that it's no longer his. I enjoy hearing Buffett cover Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Stephen Bruton, Guy Clark, Mary Gauthier, Gillian Welch, etc but none of his versions surpass the original renditions. Hell, he's even lost his touch when covering Jesse Winchester. I love the fact that he continues to cover his work but his versions of "Defying Gravity" and "Biloxi" reign supreme over his versions of "Nothin' But A Breeze" and "Rhumba Man".

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by tigzoe » April 23, 2013 3:02 pm

I was just thinking about Scarlet Begonias earlier which is one of my favorite songs.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by sistergoldenhair » April 23, 2013 5:48 pm

Looove Everybody's Talkin, samba style
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by RinglingRingling » April 23, 2013 5:58 pm

Glory Days...

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by FunkHouse9 » April 23, 2013 9:37 pm

I have heard that Buffett cover bands have played Nautical Wheelers before. That makes it a cover song. Therefore, I would like to hear Jimmy do a cover of someone else's version of Nautical Wheelers.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by lime rickie » April 23, 2013 9:39 pm

FunkHouse9 wrote:I have heard that Buffett cover bands have played Nautical Wheelers before. That makes it a cover song. Therefore, I would like to hear Jimmy do a cover of someone else's version of Nautical Wheelers.
Ahh, the back door approach...

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by TBC » April 24, 2013 6:57 am

tigzoe wrote:I was just thinking about Scarlet Begonias earlier which is one of my favorite songs.
Second that

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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by FunkHouse9 » April 24, 2013 10:40 am

lime rickie wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:I have heard that Buffett cover bands have played Nautical Wheelers before. That makes it a cover song. Therefore, I would like to hear Jimmy do a cover of someone else's version of Nautical Wheelers.
Ahh, the back door approach...

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I have what "I" consider to be a very funny response to that. Since this is, at worst, a PG-13 rated board and I'd like to continue being a part of the group, I'll refrain.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by Ragtop Girl » April 24, 2013 1:17 pm

It would ok with me if he never plays Brown Eyed Girl at a concert at GW!
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by lime rickie » April 24, 2013 10:13 pm

FunkHouse9 wrote:
lime rickie wrote:
FunkHouse9 wrote:I have heard that Buffett cover bands have played Nautical Wheelers before. That makes it a cover song. Therefore, I would like to hear Jimmy do a cover of someone else's version of Nautical Wheelers.
Ahh, the back door approach...

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I have what "I" consider to be a very funny response to that. Since this is, at worst, a PG-13 rated board and I'd like to continue being a part of the group, I'll refrain.
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by Big Green PH » May 8, 2013 6:06 pm

Southern Cross.

Glory Days (mostly because I just like the song, not because i think jimmy's cover of it is particularly good).

and i wouldn't be mad at all if he did Sweet Caroline at GW next month
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Re: If you could keep one cover song.

Post by TommyBahama » May 8, 2013 6:45 pm

Brown Eyed Girl.....sentimental reasons!!!!

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