Covers: When Will I Be Loved

“When Will I Be Loved” was written by Phil Everly and recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960.  There are several excellent covers, all with Everly Brothers style harmonies.  Linda Ronstadt’s 1975 version was even more successful than the original.

The Everly Brothers were popular in the United Kingdom and there are several covers recorded there:  The Bunch (Sandy Denny, lead vocal, 1972) and Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds (1980).

Everly Brothers

The Bunch

Linda Ronstadt

Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds

John Fogerty/Bruce Springsteen (2009)

Covers: Let’s Stick Together/Let’s Work Together

“Let’s Stick Together” was recorded by the song’s writer Wilbert Harrison in 1962.   He re-recorded it in 1969 as “Let’s Work Together” which was more successful.  Canned Heat covered the new song in 1970 – it’s in a current Amazon TV commercial.  Bryan Ferry covered “Let’s Stick Together” in 1976.  Dwight Yoakam covered “Let’s Work Together” in 1990.

Wilbert Harrison -1962

Wilbert Harrison – 1969

Canned Heat

Canned Heat – live in 1970 (Bob Hite lead vocals, Alan Wilson slide guitar)

Bryan Ferry – 1976

Dwight Yoakam – 1990

Covers: Mockingbird

The original version of “Mockingbird” was by the sister and brother duo Inez and Charlie Foxx in 1963.

There was a popular cover in 1973 by Carly Simon and her then husband James Taylor.  Simon does well but Taylor is horrible.  He has no feel for R&B which he also proved on his terrible cover of “How Sweet it Is”.  Stick to folk and country, James!

Taj Mahal did a much better version in 1993 with Etta James.

Inez & Charlie Foxx

Carly Simon and James Taylor