This thread is intended as a spin-off the great “What are you spinning right now?” thread. This new thread is for cover albums. Wikipedia defines a “cover” as a “new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.” With that definition in mind, I will start the thread off with the following:
Booker T. & The M.G.‘s – “McLemore Avenue” (1970) (soul/jazz/funk covers of tunes on the Beatles’ “Abbey Road”)
Cool and/or interest covers, but nothing beats the original Mahavishnu Orchestra versions!
“The essence of jazz is improvisation and expression, and Miles always sought out highly individual players.layers. The beauty of Miles from Inda is how the players from different cultures and backgrounds meet on Miles’ turf with their individual voices completely intact. Miles from India is not only an amazing celebration of the music of Miles Davis, it’s also a tribute to the way Miles and Teo Macero changed the way jazz music can be made.”
Around 95% of classical albums would fall into this category.
Billy Cobham, drums
Jimmy Herring, guitar
Alphonso Johnson, bass
Terry “T” Lavitz, keyboards
I love the “Crazy Fingers” and “Unbroken Chain” on this one…
Love this version of Gimme Shelter…if you weren’t a fan of her voice already, you might be after hearing it here…throaty and raw
“The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs wtth Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing Dark Side of the Moon”