Nita Resch, Photo by JMorton
The bust opposite is that of Nita Resch, wife of the sculptor, Conrad Dressler. The bust is now proudly displayed at the V&A Museum.
I chose this art as the statement photo for this blog, because Nita looked like she was trying to listen to something. 🙂
Anyway back to the real topic of this blog; almost every time the original singer of the song or tune is the best one to give rendition to song, I supposed the producer choose a song that best suit the singer’s voice and personality that song and singer become one.
But once in a while some other artists can be as good or even surpass the original performer. Some songs are so great and melodious that it is rebooted over and over again in almost every generation.
Here are my choice of covers, which is a still a work in progress:
Excellent Covers of Original Songs
Moon River, original – Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast in Tiffany; cover Clapton & Beck
It’s So Quiet, original – Betty Hutton (1951); cover Bjork
Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland for The Wizard of Oz; cover Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Bee Gees original, cover – Al Green
The Greatest Love of All, George Benson, Cover – Whitney Houston
Nothing Gonna Change My Love for You, George Benson; cover Glen Maderios
Please Please Me, The Beatles original; cover Matt Dusk
Love, Nat King Cole, cover Joss Stone
Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie caillat Original, cover CNBlue & IU
Don’t Cry Joni, Original Tweety Conway and Joni Lee, Cover Lalchhanchhuaha feat Zualbawihi