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Cover Contests - April 8 and 15, 2018

April 8 Cover Contest

Jim Dandy wins this one. Mary Ellen didn't have a good day.

1. First tune
a) What's the title? - "Behind Closed Doors"
b) Who is the original artist? - Charlie Rich
c) Who is playing it on the guitar? - John Scofield

2. The Jolly Boys, "Hanging on the Telephone"
a) Who had a big hit with this song? - Blondie
b) Was Blondie's version an original or a cover? - a cover (The Nerves)

N.B. The tune was also covered by Def Leppard

3. Paul Thorn - "Love Train" - whose tune? - The O'Jays

4. Rebecca Black - "Friday"

The tune comes across as second-rate Taylor Swift, but it was actually written by Bob Dylan





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April 15 Cover Contest

Mary Ellen edges Jim Dandy and James from New York. The latter two tie for second. Donna fourth.

1. Matt Wilson - What's the Tune? - "Happy Days Are Here Again"

2. "If You Could Read my Mind"

a) Who wrote it? - Gordon Lightfoot
b) Who's is covering? - Glen Campbell

3. Lay, Lady Lay"

a) Whose tune? - Dylan's
b) who is covering? - Cassandra Wilson

4. Fourth tune

a) What's the title? - "Tired of Waiting for You"
b) Whose tune? - The Kinks'
c) Who is covering? - Bill Frisell

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