• Cover Me

    20 Oct 2006, 02:47 by Leviel

    I've been listening to a lot of cover songs recently. It's actually very interesting to compare the different versions.

    Ain’t She Sweet: I first heard this song on a 60s compilation CD – one of those cheap compilations that can’t afford the well-known Beatle songs. Of course, I really liked it. Then I heard it from my recently acquired Frank Sinatra. Turns out it was originally written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen in 1927! The Beatles actually have two versions: the Tony Sheridan version sounds very much early 60’s, while the Lennon version is more clearly Beatles. Sinatra, of course, only has some vague idea of when he’s supposed to be singing, but it’s still swinging!

    I’ve Got a Feeling: Another relatively unknown song by The Beatles. In one of the last Beck episodes, Yukio goes onstage and starts singing this song while the rest of the band is breaking up. I immediately thought, “Wow, this sounds so Beatle-like,” but was surprised to learn that it actually is one of their songs. They again have