What are your favorite covers of Robert Johnson's songs?

BQ - Would you rate my choices.

1- Robert Johnson's "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" was covered as just "Dust My Broom" by a lot of artists including Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, Canned Heat, Taj Mahal and Melinda Doolittle but here is my choice.

Dust My Broom - ZZ Top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcItME_5pW8

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2 - Crossroad Blues was covered by Cream, Clapton, Rush and John Mayer and probably many others.

My choice would be zcream's but everybody has heard that so I will list Rush's version

Crossroads - Rush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q27ETQhG2SM

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3 - They're Red Hot is not a well known song and I can think of only two covers. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hugh Laurie.

I'm going with Hugh Laurie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3jjNoQ_ju4

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4 - From Four Until Late - I can think of only one cover of this one and that is by Cream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1WZqt6pgLQ

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5 - Hellhound on My Trail is one of my favorite covers of old Blues songs - Eric I think gets the feel just right. But I'm going with Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green - Clapton's is better but I have already listed him. LOL

Hellhound on My Trail - Fleetwood Mac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w98Osj1vIrA

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6- Sweet Home Chicago - I love the Taj Mahal cover of this but the Blues Brothers didn't do a bad job either. I will Dan and John a little love and list theirs. Stevie Ray Vaughn really did a great job on this too.

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_manjmO1N0

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7 - Love in Vain - There is only one cover worth mentioning here in my opinion.

Love in Vain - The Rolling Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao9Rbr7uybQ

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8 - Traveling Riverside Blues - Led Zeppelin's cover is of course my favorite cover of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtEAp-Rybl0

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9 - Preachin Blues - The Gun Club - I couldn't decide whether to pick this version or Fleetwood Mac's but since I have already used them I'll go with The Gun Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZMvjYOmsvo

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10 - Stop Breaking Down Blues - The two best covers of this are by The White Stripes and the Rolling Stones. I used The Rolling Stones earlier so I will use The White Stripes.

Stop Breaking Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ene4Wm1MPYg

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OK now can you think of any other covers of Robert Johnson that you like?

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  • 8 years ago
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    COME ON INTO MY KITCHEN - Leon Russell & Friends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfK2CpH3BHI

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    Eric Clapton - Last Fair Deal Gone Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spSMYf-2fF8

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    Shane Dwight Blues Band - Possession Over Judgment Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncUM2_BBwTE

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    Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter - When You Got A Good Friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuBU1sG3vcQ

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    Chris Whitley - Hellhound on my trail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1vZ3NIuJ3s

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    Foghat - Terraplane Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Vabw1b-8o

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    Peter Green Splinter Group - Drunken Hearted Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8g_nVB75JQ

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    Marshall Tucker Band Ramblin On My Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy6n5ovPRjs

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    George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Kind Hearted Woman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGr1ndhrWKM

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    Milk Cow Blues Aerosmith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm74cXOvYqE

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    I still love all the originals best.

    take care

    dave

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  • noam
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Robert Johnson Song List

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Amy
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    8 years ago

    Hi Mike.

    Interesting question, and some really amazing songs- especially Travelling Riverside Blues and Preachin' Blues. Well personally, I don't know any covers of his songs but i'm keen to have a go. So after having a hunt around, I did enjoy this one.

    Greatful Dead- Walkin' Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail...

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  • 8 years ago

    :O

    http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/1...

    Seriously, don't you just hate when the q leaves you whimpering for mercy? =P

    I LOVE this album by ZZ top, tight drumming, rumbling bass, great voice and guitar :D

    Whoa the guitarist RIPS. Rush is such an amazing band. Peart ain't chubby either

    Hugh Laurie FTW!! *you did good buddy, thanks so much for sharing*

    Cream's a nice one and Fleetwood Mac is just a class cover of course.

    The Blues Brothers --> classic. Pretty epic too.

    Ahhh. The Stones. I'd leave it at that. Led Zep - bow before the masters.

    The Gun Club... pretty good. WOW White Stripes is some heavy sh*t.

    Sorry I can't be of much help I just love your choices. Listen to them the rest of the evening, some were really so pounding it's hard to resist checkin 'em out.

    Source(s): I SUCK!!! q rocks though =P
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  • 5 years ago

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    What are your favorite covers of Robert Johnson's songs?

    BQ - Would you rate my choices.

    1- Robert Johnson's "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" was covered as just "Dust My Broom" by a lot of artists including Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, Canned Heat, Taj Mahal and Melinda Doolittle but here is my choice.

    Dust My Broom - ZZ...

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  • Lucy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Those are some good ones. I'm posting this one because he never gets mentioned.

    When You Got A Good Friend - Guy Davis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQNENkjrIM

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  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    "Terraplane Blues" - Foghat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZvXjCxXT3M

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    "Come on in My Kitchen" - Delaney and Bonnie with Duane Allman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv4zu2ngr5s

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