COVER ME

PADGETT RAY

COVER ME

COVER ME

PADGETT RAY

From the creator of the popular website covermesongs.com comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger Jimi Hendrix s version of Bob Dylan s All Along the Watchtower""; the Beatles rocking out with Twist and Shout. ; Aretha Franklin demanding Respect. Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis s Hound Dog and the Rolling Stones Not Fade Away , to Led Zeppelin s Dazed and Confused, the Talking Heads Take Me to the River and Adele s Make You Feel My Love. Written by the founder of the website covermesongs.com, Ray Padgett, each of the 20 chapters investigates the origins of a classic cover and uses it as a framework to tell the larger story of how cover songs have evolved over the decades. Cover Me is packed with rockin' insight, photography, and music history.
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