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For What It's Worth

Postby Samoan » 08 Jul 2019, 16:45

At Worthy Farm and elsewhere -

Mavis Staples performed this at Glastonbury the other weekend but whose version do you prefer of these two ?

Buffalo Springfield



The Staple Singers

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Jumper K » 10 Jul 2019, 08:17

I'm going with A.

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Footy » 10 Jul 2019, 09:38

Jumper K wrote:I'm going with A.

Me too
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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Jul 2019, 09:41

I'm going for (c) and Art. One of those songs that's almost impossible to ruin. i'm now going to be proved wrong :)

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby The Prof » 10 Jul 2019, 11:31

slightbreeze wrote: One of those songs that's almost impossible to ruin.


Too right.


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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Samoan » 10 Jul 2019, 11:57

The Prof wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: One of those songs that's almost impossible to ruin.


Too right.



:o


Fabulous!
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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Jul 2019, 17:56

slightbreeze wrote:One of those songs that's almost impossible to ruin. i'm now going to be proved wrong :)


Lou Rawls sure came close!

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby slightbreeze » 11 Jul 2019, 10:14

Count Machuki wrote:
slightbreeze wrote:One of those songs that's almost impossible to ruin. i'm now going to be proved wrong :)


Lou Rawls sure came close!



I always knew that my theory would be shot down in flames. That's borderline iffy at best

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby The Slider » 11 Jul 2019, 14:06

I don't hate the Staples one but it's just not right

Stills.
Always.

I quite like the Muppets one though
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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby The Slider » 11 Jul 2019, 14:10

How odd
30 seconds after reading and responding here, *this* started playing

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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby The Modernist » 11 Jul 2019, 16:29

My favourite version of this is by Sergio Mendes. Magnificently moody and as funky as hell. I first came across it on a series of comps I used to buy in Camden in about 1990. Still sounds great to me today.


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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Jul 2019, 16:33



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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby modharper » 16 Jul 2019, 14:37

I've always dug this version:

THIS WAY FOR A COWBOY'S BREAKFAST
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Re: For What It's Worth

Postby Tactful Cactus » 17 Jul 2019, 10:20

The original is the best. The genius of that song is the 12th fret harmonic on that two-note riff. It unique and very subtle yet it grabs your ears straight away.

I first heard that song on the White Room! Channels 4's live music show, they used to play one archive clip a week and once it was the BS on Smothers Brothers.