i am looking for a different version of the song – loads of people have recorded it – or at have done covers live – and i”m looking for a cover version that sounds like it could have been done by Janis Joplin
any ideas ?
bobbie gentry, maybe?
― now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Saturday, 14 March 2009 23:28 (twelve years ago) link
i”ve got the Bobby Gentry one, .. but thank you for the suggestion
i am looking for a more bluesy and Janis-like rocky 70s version
My friend is convinved she had a record where Janis sang this song …
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Lisa Guyer is a normal bar band blues rock yeller. Her version from that list could be one. here”s a sample http://discark.com/en/products/view/492/Lisa%20Guyer%20Band%20ft.%20Barry%20Goudreau/Leap%20Of%20Faith
10 years too late but this is just a case of p2p mislabel from the days of napster/limewire.
Two most popular mislabels I remember were
Janis Joplin – Son of a Preacher Man (actually dusty springfield, which doesn’t sound like a Janis song at all)
Bob Marley – Red red wine (ub40)
My brother still thinks the latter is a Marley song. I feels there more but I had to check my old cdrs with mp3s from back then.
Back in the early 2000s I knew someone who was convinced that “Don Quixhote”s Marijuana” was by The Beatles, because it was labelled as such on eDonkey. Maybe play your brother the original Neil Diamond version of “Red Red Wine” and really blow his mind.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeJ55sUacPM
I have a reggae version of Red Red Wine that was on a 2007 Mojo cd that I just found in an old container. It”s by Tony Tribe and was apparently Trojan”s first big hit back in “69.
I didn’t know there were so many recorded versions of this song! (not counting post-1994 covers, when I assume it became popular again for obvious reasons)
― my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Sunday, 18 November 2018 22:08 (two years ago) link
IT came on this cd when i had the thing playing on the other side of the room and had me hoping tghat it wasn”t the UB40 cover, seemed pretty poppy. But I guess that”s not a band they would compile. THis wasa thing called cigarettes and Alcohol so covers alotof musio over a wide array of eras on the 2 subjects. Starts with Gil Scott Heron”s The bottle, and does cover some really poppy stuff.UB40 were ok for at least their first lp and i couldn”t remember how early their version of the song was. Or find the tracklisting since I had rearranged a few cds when it was playing.
Do wonder if the initial question here about Son Of A preacher man might be either Nancy Sinatra or Honeycone.YTHough Sinatra”s version probably sounds a bit too clean to be confused with Joplin, nice version though.
I’m 99% sure it’s actually Dusty. I once downloaded it thinking it was a cover, nope, just mislabeled.
― my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Monday, 19 November 2018 20:27 (two years ago) link
Amusingly, when you search Amazon Music for this song, you get the expected ton of versions… plus “Me and Bobby McGee,” by Janis Joplin.
― my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Monday, 19 November 2018 21:03 (two years ago) link
She/he says a friend was convinced it was by Janis. Look at some of the comments in here:
There’s someone doing the same claim, that this mislabel comes from the limewire era… it seems there’s still people who think Janis did a version of this song. There’s a Mandela effect going on in here.
Another one where people on the comment section are convinced Janis did a version of it:
Someone in here claims it might be the Melissa Etheridge version. Fact is that Janis Joplin never recorded or performed this song.
Setlist.fm shows no indication that Janis ever performed it. Her live repertoire in 1969-1970 seems fairly limited by the available evidence.
someone named Bette posted an 18kbps WAV of Janis Joplin”s “Son of a Preacher Man” (actually Dusty”s version) on the Americas-Graffitti Usenet group in 2007. in this case she can probably be excused for misidentifying the singer. I wonder if she got it off Limewire.
12 users are currently sharing Janis Joplin”s “Son of a Preacher Man” on slsk, and I”m pretty sure all of them are Dusty”s version as well.
Anyway… I checked out a few versions of this song by artists whose names caught my eye (Skeeter Davis, Bobbie Gentry, Aretha); and while they’re all fine performances of a great song, I came away with the sense that nothing’s gonna top Dusty’s version. (…Though I haven’t listened to the other 40 covers out there, maybe one of them somehow does!)
― my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 02:35 (two years ago) link
― You”re all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 03:51 (two years ago) link
― You”re all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 03:52 (two years ago) link
I”d never confuse Mavis for Janis, but maybe the og poster did?
always bugged the heck out of me how Mia Wallace only takes one sip of that f’in milkshake…I love milkshakes
― my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:15 (two years ago) link
good work moka!
I remember the days of wrong Napster metadata, only one that comes to mind right now is Blur – She”s So High (but it”s the Tal Bachman version)
Yeah, it was one of the first songs Alice picked up on when she first discovered she could sing. We were all like, “Wow” but its way too old for her. Still is, just about…
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