FAVORITE VERSIONS OF AIN’T NO SUNSHINE

Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
edited November 2005 in Music Talk
Just a few of my faves.... add on! Michael JacksonParade Of Pops (YES!)Gregory James EditionTemptationsJimmy Lindsay
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  • TobiTobi 187 Posts
    Roy Ayers Ubiquity, from the LP "Red, Black & Green"






  • Sensational Saints

  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts

    Temptations

    and you played a version on "Drugs" that was dope......reveal!

  • m_dejeanm_dejean Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut. 2,946 Posts
    Temptations


  • GuzzoGuzzo 8,611 Posts
    Willis Jackson/ Harlem Undergrond Band

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    Gregory James AND Atlas (the Austrian band - from "1" on Bacillus/Bellaphon)

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    PLUS Sivuca (sweet version)

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    Im sticking with the O.G. on this one. Theres been some cool cover versions, but nothing is fucking with Bills take.


  • Just found a version by Horace Andy that's pretty sweet.

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  • sconesscones 434 Posts
    Just found a version by Horace Andy that's pretty sweet.

    word that is dope!

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Horace Andy

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    Jah Lloyd and Ken Boothe - Sunshine Girl

  • catalistcatalist 1,373 Posts
    I'll go with

    Sivuca
    Bill withers
    Temptations
    Lyn Collins does a nice version too.


  • hobo_dhobo_d 331 Posts
    rashaan roland kirk

    bobbi humphry

    and the version that San Francisco Musicians LP

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    rashaan roland kirk

  • Jack McDuff's version featuring Phil Upchurch going bonkers on bass.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    rashaan roland kirk

    Unlike Hey Jude, there are no bad versions of this song.

    Bill Withers
    Bobby Humphrey
    Pernard Purdie
    Nancy Wilson!
    Boogaloo Joe Jones
    Happy Sax (cheesy version, the highlight is when the best bass player plays through the stop by mistake.)
    Grover Washington (dont front)
    Emotions
    Lynn Collins (Am I the first to mention this one?)
    Forum (garage rock take)
    Dells

    These are a few of my favs as well as almost all the above mentioned. Tom Jones does a nice job, Roalnd Kirk one of the greatest.

    Dan

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    oh and "the Soul Fantastics", panamanian funk band does their own take on the Eddie Senay version...

  • tsotso 39 Posts
    Jose Feliciano

  • Temptations


  • maybe it would be easier to find any bad versions


    some more classics:
    Bobby Bland
    Randy Crawford
    Aaron Neville
    Betty Wright
    Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
    Eddie Senay
    Charles Hilton Brown
    New York Voices

    some more modern:
    D'Angelo
    Phat Cat Players
    Bradley Leighton
    Malik Pendleton
    Boney James

    my personal fave psyched-out version:
    Elkin & Nelson

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,032 Posts
    Word - this show really demonstrates just how fucking great Bill Withers is as a songwriter. It's almost impossible to find a wack version of the song.

    That Eddy Senay version is really great.

    Oliver

    maybe it would be easier to find any bad versions


    some more classics:
    Bobby Bland
    Randy Crawford
    Aaron Neville
    Betty Wright
    Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
    Eddie Senay
    Charles Hilton Brown
    New York Voices

    some more modern:
    D'Angelo
    Phat Cat Players
    Bradley Leighton
    Malik Pendleton
    Boney James

    my personal fave psyched-out version:
    Elkin & Nelson

  • sconesscones 434 Posts
    rashaan roland kirk

    just listened to this, ill.

  • Secret Sauce

    (Actually, it's more like "unknown sauce." My friend put this on CD-R for me 4-5 years ago. As soon as it hit the 48 second mark I called dude up like "I neeeeeed this!" I asked who it was but he didn't remember. The fool gave the LP to his Dad!!! Can you believe that shit?!?! He gave the damn thing to his Dad instead of holding on to it for me?! Str8 up bitch move!)

    Herm

  • sconesscones 434 Posts
    Secret Sauce

    (Actually, it's more like "unknown sauce." My friend put this on CD-R for me 4-5 years ago. As soon as it hit the 48 second mark I called dude up like "I neeeeeed this!" I asked who it was but he didn't remember. The fool gave the LP to his Dad!!! Can you believe that shit?!?! He gave the damn thing to his Dad instead of holding on to it for me?! Str8 up bitch move!)

    Herm

    E:Music5-harlem_underground_band_ft_willis_jackson-aint_no_sunshine-cms.mp3

    is the same one. just checked it on the slsk..

  • Im sticking with the O.G. on this one. Theres been some cool cover versions, but nothing is fucking with Bills take.


    That's what I say.

    Boogaloo Joe Jones hangs in there at #2, but Nobody Sings Withers Like Withers - the original is still the greatest.

  • canonicalcanonical 2,100 Posts
    Jack McDuff's version featuring Phil Upchurch going bonkers on bass.
    Oddly enough I was listening to this last night. I like this version a lot.


  • Temptations

    and you played a version on "Drugs" that was dope......reveal!

    I played a number of versions on "Drugs". Some of which have been mentioned here. Some of which haven't.

  • there was a reason why it was heavily covered: because the original was pretty much perfection.
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