FAVORITE VERSIONS OF HEY JUDE

Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
edited November 2005 in Strut Central
Just a few of my faves... add on! O.C. WrightRipple Blast SingersOverton BerrySonny & Cher
«1

  Comments


  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts
    am i the only person that hates this song ?

  • TobiTobi 187 Posts
    My fav is the Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers version (from "Doin' What We Wanna")






  • TheMackTheMack 3,414 Posts
    am i the only person that hates this song ?
    no. i hate it. i like some covers though

  • alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
    this is my fave version by joe's allstars
    http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2HFRFZWXD1ZDK3EW1J8CAWM8DI

    this is another good reggae version by holt
    http://s38.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3DFG61BP0CEFH3EPOWOHC82XD8

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    am i the only person that hates this song ?

    nah, me too. don't like hey jude. quite boring, imo.

  • TheMackTheMack 3,414 Posts
    it's just so cheesey, i also hate let it be

  • GropeGrope 2,970 Posts
    it's just so cheesey, i also hate let it be
    co-sign!
    let it be is a terrible song.

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    i hate that fucking song

  • Here's my playlist from Show #19 of UNLOCKED from October 2, 2004:

    Dora Hall & Friends - Rock Medley
    Don Ellis - Hey Jude (Live)
    Captain Milk - Hey Jude
    Assagai - Hey Jude
    Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - Hey Jude
    Wlison Pickett - Hey Jude
    Sinn Sisamouth - Hey Jude
    Metallica - Hey Jude
    Beatallica - Hey Dude
    Paul Frees as Peter Lorre - Hey Jude
    The Far-Out, Underground, Acid Rock Feet Of Harry Zonk - Hey Jude
    Tiny Tim - Hey Jude
    Bob Belden Project - Hey Jude
    Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - Hey Jude
    John Holt - Hey Jude
    The Jazz Crusaders - Hey Jude
    Tony Vega - Hey Jude
    Kiko Zambianchi - Hey Jude
    Tubby Hayes - Hey Jude
    The Overton Berry Trio - Hey Jude
    The Templeton Twins - Hey Jude
    Patareni/Buka - Hey Jude
    The Temptations - Hey Jude
    Yanzi Sun - Hey Jude
    GraZZ HopR - Hey Jude
    101 Strings Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Acker Bilk - Hey Jude
    Anthony Ventura - Hey Jude
    Ella Fitzgerald - Hey Jude
    Antioch Community High School's Sequoit Band (A Jazz) - Hey Jude
    Arthur Fiedler - Hey Jude
    Baby Beatles - Hey Jude
    The Bar-Kays - Hey Jude
    Don Berkoski - Hey Jude
    De Danann All Stars - Hey Jude
    Gene Bertoncini - Hey Jude
    Bing Crosby - Hey Jude
    Boots Randolph - Hey Jude
    Diana Ross & The Supremes - Hey Jude
    Dennis Coffey Trio - Hey Jude
    Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Chayanne & Ricky Martin - Hey Jude
    Collins-Sheppley Galaxy - Hey Jude
    Guiliani Beberi - Hey Jude
    Ann Wilson - Hey Jude
    Count Basie & His Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Daegu Male Choir - Hey Jude
    Delroy Wilson - Hey Jude
    Divididos - Rasput??n/Hey Jude
    Edmund Ross - Hey Jude
    Gunter Noris - Hey Jude
    Edu Lobo - Hey Jude
    Grateful Dead - Hey Jude
    Elana Duran - Hey Jude
    Elvis Presley - Hey Jude
    Elvis Presley - Hey Jude (Live in Las Vegas, August 3, 1969)
    Ensemble Pro Brass - Hey Jude
    Frank Chacksfield - Hey Jude
    Gregorian Chants - Hey Jude
    Global Kryner - Hey Jude
    David - Hey Jude
    Guri City Woman Choir - Hey Jude
    Hani Dinur - Hey Jude
    Hanne Boel - Hey Jude
    Jack Jezzro - Hey Jude
    James Last - Hey Jude
    Joseph Ferrante - Hey Jude
    Karaoke - Hey Jude
    L.A.Workshop - Hey Jude
    Laurindo Almeida - Hey Jude
    Lollipop Tree - Hey Jude
    London String Orchestra - Hey Jude
    The Shadows - Hey Jude
    Smitten - Hey Jude
    Lopez Vincent Piano Trio - Hey Jude
    Los Mustang - Hey Jude
    Maynard Ferguson - Hey Jude
    The Mutato Muzika Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Mina - Hey Jude
    Nick DeCaro And Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Jos?? Feliciano - Hey Jude
    Michelle McManus - Hey Jude
    Overlook Hotel - Hey Jude
    ??vningsbakgrunder till klassensemble - Hey Jude
    Ray Stevens - Hey Jude
    Rico And The Rudies - Hey Jude
    Panpipe Beatles - Hey Jude
    The Dynamites - Hey Jude
    The SpinalCracker Project - Hey Jude
    Shirley Bassey - Hey Jude
    Paul Mauriat - Hey Jude
    Sanchez - Hey Jude (Muslim Riddim)
    Rockapella - Hey Jude
    Les Bidochons - Hey Jude (Hey Jules (uncensored))
    Shannon Noll - Hey Jude (live)
    Peter Breiner & His Chamber Orchestra - Beatles Con Grosso No.3 (In The Style Of J.S. Bach): Hey Jude - Polonaise
    Petula Clark - Hey Jude
    Purdue and Illinois Combined Bands - Hey Jude
    JM Harmony - Hey Jude
    Ram??n - Hey Jude
    Richard Clayderman - Hey Jude
    Stanley Turrentine - Hey Jude
    Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass - Hey Jude
    RRSO Symphony Orchestra - Hey Jude
    Trumpet Boredom - Hey Jude
    Trumpet Boredom - Hey Jude (outtake)
    Trumpet Boredom - Hey Jude (outtake #2)
    United Voices - Hey Jude
    Warren Hill - Hey Jude
    Yusef Lateef - Hey Jude

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    no offense, but I would have hung myself around 1/3 of the way through...

  • no offense, but I would have hung myself around 1/3 of the way through...

    It would've taken you that long? By the time it got to Tiny Tim my head would've been in the oven. But that's a damn impressive list, John. WOW. Did you dig all of those versions up yourself?

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    About a year ago I was on a road trip, listening to some suburban college radio station, and the DJ started a two-hour tribute to "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!!" by Napoleon XIV, with all the answer songs, parodies, covers both domestic & international, rip-offs, etc...at first I was like, "Geez this guy really knows his shit! This could be good!"
    By the fourth version, I was reaching for the dial, screaming in pain...


  • no offense, but I would have hung myself around 1/3 of the way through...

    No offense taken. Lucky I didn't do a show for "Yesterday".

  • About a year ago I was on a road trip, listening to some suburban college radio station, and the DJ started a two-hour tribute to "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!!" by Napoleon XIV, with all the answer songs, parodies, covers both domestic & international, rip-offs, etc...at first I was like, "Geez this guy really knows his shit! This could be good!"
    By the fourth version, I was reaching for the dial, screaming in pain...


    Now that I would have listened to. All praise to Jerry Samuels.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Just a few of my faves... add on!

    O.C. Wright
    Ripple Blast Singers
    Overton Berry
    Sonny & Cher

    I hate to be all classic rock, but the Beatles is the only version I really like.

    Come Together has a lot of great cover versions that surpass the original.

  • TheMackTheMack 3,414 Posts

    Ripple Blast Singers
    this has a phat break

  • But that's a damn impressive list, John. WOW. Did you dig all of those versions up yourself?

    A third were from my own collection, another third were MP3's from some Beatles fanatics, and the other third were recommendations made here on this board. Someone here told me to get the version by Captain Milk on Tetragrammaton, and I was able to find out within a week. That went into the show.

    "Hey Jude" happens to be my favorite Beatles song. I always had themes when I did my show, and I will always have musical puzzles throughout, in the hopes someone would know what the hell I'm doing. Always a cover version junkie, I decided to go all out and do this. 111 versions total, and for the three people who actually listened to the whole thing, each of them told me I had missed a number of their favorites.

  • Come Together has a lot of great cover versions that surpass the original.

    Herbie Mann and Ike & Tina Turner's come to mind.


  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    musical puzzles

    I like this term - and I engage in this practice, as well.


  • Sonny & Cher

  • alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
    do u guys really hate the song or because of what it becomes when the 'nananana' part goes on for the life span of George Burns? I think its a dope song and perhaps that ending went on too long, but i still love it.

  • RaystarRaystar 1,106 Posts

    Ripple Blast Singers

  • Dang, Ray.. you beat me to that location and avatar. I meant to do that a while back. That d**khead kills me, on the sidelines yellin' "I-LOVE-ME-SOME-ME!" NFL Films even did a song called "I Love Me Some Me" on one of their highlight shows and made it sound like T.O. was singing it.

    BTW, your record was mailed yesterday, so keep an eye out.

  • am i the only person that hates this song ?



    But when it gets going you can front on Sonny & Cher's version.



    Thinks thats the only one I dig.





  • Overton Berry

    there??s nothin to add, this version works perfect to me

  • My fav is the Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers version (from "Doin' What We Wanna")







    Co-sign on that one. Probably my 2nd favorite cover...with my first definitely being the Wilson Pickett version. Duane Allman kills it.

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    As far as funky versions go. The Fabulous Counts go into the NANANA part of hey jude at the end of their searing version of Folsom Prison Blues.

  • DubiousDubious 1,865 Posts
    my fave version is by The Flying Bridge (floating.. fuck cant rmember... ) light breazy instro psychy version... but i still sold the lp.


  • JATXJATX 258 Posts
    O.C. Smith has a dope version. Him and some drums. I think my favorite cover is the Overton Berry Trio joint though.

  • parsecparsec 5,087 Posts


    Yup, Overton by a landslide.
Sign In or Register to comment.