Saturday, June 2, 2012

100 cover Versions #21: George Michael sings 'Victims' by Culture Club

From the very beginning of his career George Michael has recorded covers of his favourite songs. Wham!'s debut album Fantastic included a cover version of Love Machine by The Miracles. In 1991 George's concert tour; Cover to Cover, featured both his own songs and many cover versions such as songs by Stevie Wonder, The Polices and the Eagles. There were so many brilliant songs that he made his own. One of the songs that he covered on that tour was one of my most favourite songs of all time.

Here is George's cover version of Victims by Culture Club.

100 Cover Versions #20: Javier Colon covers 'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchell

Here is a song that I heard before I read that the singer was the winner of the first season of the American TV show The Voice. It doesn't happen often nowadays but sometimes it's great simply hearing the singer and the song and the only judge is yourself.

This is Javier Colon and his beautiful cover version of Joni Mitchell's A Case of You.