Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Tunesmith Cover Versions (62* d) RE: Cover Versions 13 Apr 18


What I was - trying - to say in my previous post, is that pre - rock days the songs had a life of their own. Is is probably because there was a standard body of songs sung by every popular/dance band singers.
For example,even though Billie Holiday was the first popular singer to make Summertime popular,it was never her song.
For example, when, say, Nat King Cole recorded it, it wouldn't be thought that he was " covering" ,in any sense, Billie's performance, but rather that he was recording a well known song written by the Gershwin brothers.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.