A reader pivots from yesterday’s TotD pick, “Proud Mary”:
Speaking of Ike and Tina’s cover of a CCR tune, I nominate the CCR cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” It is one of the few covers where the cover is better than the original. Marvin’s version is more tortured and “whiny.” CCR took that and made it menacing by doing it in a minor key. The “oooohh” to begin the song is telling the guy who messed with his woman to better watch out.
Our reader then highlights “several other favorite covers, where I think the covers are better than the original”:
Just my 3 cents.
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