Kostas

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Member Since: 4/15/2006
Total Mixes: 10
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Other Mixes By Kostas

CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
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CD | Alternative - Indie Rock

R & Beatles

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Otis Redding  Day tripper   buy on itunes
The Four Tops  Eleanor Rigby   buy on itunes
Cissy Houston  The long and winding road   buy on itunes
Billy Preston  I've got a feeling   buy on itunes
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas  Something  buy on itunes
The Supremes  Come together   buy on itunes
Aretha Franklin  Let it be   buy on itunes
Ramsey Lewis  Sexy Sadie   buy on itunes
Joe Cocker  With a little help from my friends   buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
The 5 Stairsteps  Dear Prudence  buy on itunes
Al Green  I want to hold your hand  buy on itunes
The Detroit Emeralds  And I love her  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  We can work it out   buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  Yesterday   buy on itunes
Booker T. & The MG's  Lady Madonna   buy on itunes
Doris Troy  Get back   buy on itunes
Nina Simone  Here comes the sun   buy on itunes
Wilson Pickett  Hey Jude   buy on itunes

Comment:

18 R&B covers of 18 songs by The Beatles, made to fit a 60min cassette (or CD). The rules are simple (as exemplified by Nick Hornby): no artist appears twice, each song is covered once, you can't have black music and white music together unless white music sounds like black music (hence the Joe Cocker and the Stax house band additions). To this I add one more: only covers that add something to the original appear here (The Supremes covering "Can't buy me love" and Fats Domino covering "Lady Madonna" are almost identical to the originals save the accent). Enjoy!
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 4/15/2006
Screw Nick Hornby! You can have ANYthing in a mix, no matter if it's black, white, red, yellow or brown. You just gotta know how to put it together . . . ;) Nice one, btw.
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blasikin
Date: 4/15/2006
The Beatles wrote some great Motown! Hard to beat. Did Hornby really write that third rule? What a load of horseshit.
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Kostas
Date: 4/15/2006
Yep, I just looked it up, its on p. 69 (for a moment I thought I have gone stark mad and begun making things up). Yet I get your point. It doesn't sound that good, but its just a book, nothing to be taken too seriously... or not?
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blasikin
Date: 4/15/2006
Yeah, I guess it is just a fictional character's opinion. Still horseshit.
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Little Spencer Boys
Date: 4/15/2006
Course the character also files his albums chronologically by date of purchase. That ought to tell you something. We all have rules. And if they float your boat they are good. Might try to follow up with another Beatles covers someday...
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/15/2006
Great stuff here. I would have had a hard time picking an Eleanor Rigby cover, Aretha and Ray Charles both had killers, also.
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Nomates
Date: 4/17/2006
This works very well, by crikey! Fab!
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2old2matter
Date: 4/17/2006
You beat me to this! I've been trying to assemble "The Black Beatles" for several months now. In addition to most of your picks, I've included Bob Marley's "And I Love Her," The Bar-Kay's "Hard Day's Night," Natalie Cole's live version of "Lucy In The Sky," Peter Tosh's "Here Comes The Sun," Shirley Bassey's "Something," The Persuasions' "Let It Be," Tina Turner's "Help," and Randy Crawford's "Imagine." I guess mine will be shelved for a while while I search for more candidates to replace those you've already used.

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