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Author Padgett, Ray, author.

Title Cover me : the stories behind the greatest cover songs of all time / Ray Padgett, founder and editor of the blog Cover me.

Publication Info. New York : Sterling, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.6309 PAD    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    781.6309 PAD    Available
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Description 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index.
Contents Elvis Presley "Hound dog" (Big Mama Thornton cover) -- The Beatles "Twist and shout" (Isley Brothers/Top Notes cover) -- The Righteous Brothers "Unchained melody" (Todd Duncan cover) -- Aretha Franklin "Respect" (Otis Redding cover) -- Jimi Hendrix "All along the watchtower" (Bob Dylan cover) -- Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" (The Beatles cover) -- The Who "Summertime blues" (Eddie Cochran cover) -- Creedence Clearwater Revival "I heard it through the grapevine" (Marvin Gaye cover) -- Gladys Knight & the Pips "Midnight train to Georgia" (Jim Weatherly cover) -- Patti Smith "Gloria" (Them cover) -- Talking Heads "Take me to the river" (Al Green cover) -- Devo "Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones cover) -- "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polkas on 45" (various artists cover) -- Pet Shop Boys "Always on my mind" (Elvis Presley/Brenda Lee cover) -- Whitney Houston "I will always love you" (Dolly Parton cover) -- Fugees "Killing me softly" (Roberta Flack/Lori Lieberman cover) -- The Gourds "Gin and juice" (Snoop Doggy Dogg cover) -- Johnny Cash "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails cover) -- Adele "Make you feel my love" (Bob Dylan cover).
Summary "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.
Subject Cover versions -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781454922506 (hardcover) $22.95
1454922508 (hardcover) $22.95

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