Favorite Cover Songs (INPUT NEEDED!)

rcwinklyrcwinkly 74 Posts
edited June 11 in DJ Talk / Mixes
Hey Y'all,

I just wrapped up a mix of all covers and am already eager to begin compiling tunes for volume 2 with your help!

That being said, what are some of your favorite covers?

Here's a link to Volume 1 of the mix (download link on the mixcloud page) and a playlist below:  


  1. Sweet Georgia Brown - Jo Jones Trio
  2. Kissing My Love - Afrique
  3. Hung Up - Mr. Chop
  4. Peace Train - Lincoln Mayorga
  5. Spinning Wheel Medley
  6. Lonnie Smith, Kiyohiko Ozaki, Heads of the Family, Jimmy Mitchell & Tony Mottola, Lectric Woods
  7. Son of a Preacher Man - Mel Brown
  8. Ain’t It Funky Now - Grant Green
  9. Let The Music Take Your Mind - Grant Green
  10. Simple Song - The Meters
  11. Today - Tom Scott
  12. T.R.O.Y. - Mr. Chop
  13. I Want You Back Medley - Bob Shad & The Bad Men, Thes One, Cal Tjader
  14. Something - Charles Kynard
  15. Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin
  16. Bang Bang - Betty Chung
  17. Windmills of Your Mind Medley - Barbara Lewis, Dorothy Ashby
  18. Get Out My Life, Woman - Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
  19. You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Blue Mink
  20. I’m Going To Love You - Funk Inc.
  21. For What It’s Worth - Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
  22. Light My Fire - Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger
  23. Yes We Can - Young-Holt Unlimited
  24. By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Shirley Scott
  25. Misdemeanor - Ahmad Jamal
  26. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Lou Rawls
  27. It’s Your Thing - Dyke & The Blazers
  28. Whole Lotta Love - Dennis Coffey
  29. 90% of Me is You - Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers
  30. California Dreamin’ - Lee Moses
  31. Ain't No Sunshine - The Equatics
  32. Respect - Rotary Connection
  33. Cry Baby Cry - Ramsey Lewis
  34. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Jimmy Ponder
  35. Easy To Be Hard - Jennifer
  36. Three-Five-Zero-Zero - The Electric Hair
  37. Never My Love Medley - Bert Kaempfert, Tom Scott
  38. Walk On By Medley - El Michels Affair, Joann Garrett


  • Shirley Scott And The Soul Saxes - I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free has always killed me

    I can think of some I Want You Backs worth checking out too - 
    Bobby Shad & The Bad Men
    Also Trinidad Esso Steel Band

    And finally Paris DJs podcast had a like 20 part series of half hour mixes called Molesting Laura that were this kinda theme, covers and ripoffs, that're worth checking out. If you're willing to google "molesting laura" that is.
    rufus ruffkutt

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 6,965 Posts
    The Impossible’s easy to be hard is dope with the Barry White vibes... just have to get past the singing ;-)

  • rcwinklyrcwinkly 74 Posts
    Thanks guys...I checked the Impossibles and dug it!  I'll have to dig up that Paris DJs podcast and do a little homework over the summer for sure!

  • This is a dope concept, about to check your mix. Here's a few:


  • JroamJroam 255 Posts
    A favorite cover would be located on Justin Torres Break up letters mix. Its a cover of Al Green's "how can you mend a broken heart," by who I have not a clue. It starts around 52:35 mark of this mix.   

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,177 Posts
    I think the Jackson 5 is probably the best cover band of all time.

    - spidey

  • rcwinklyrcwinkly 74 Posts
    Good call on that Leon Ware cover...had totally forgotten about that one!

  • rcwinklyrcwinkly 74 Posts
    - this was fire!

    - who did this originally...it sounds so familiar?!!?!

  • foefoe Marina 166 Posts

  • rcwinkly said:

    - who did this originally...it sounds so familiar?!!?!

    that's Beach Boys "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" 

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