For this special episode, I sit down with Ray Padgett, the founder and curator of a blog that’s celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Cover Me! He’s got a new book, and you’ll hear a lot of great information about the history of the songs we play on this very episode! (And yes, it’s in mono – because of the interview and issues with Skype, we had to record it using another tool.)

Buy the book here!

(76 minutes)



Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy
Midnight Train To Georgia Cissy Houston 3:51 Presenting Cissy Houston Jim Weatherly/Cissy Houston/Gladys Knight & The Pips
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton 2:53 Hound Dog: Essential COllection Big Mama Thornton 3
Unchained Melody Todd Duncan 1:29 Unchained Todd Duncan
Twist and Shout The Top Notes 2:08 Twist & Shout: 12 Atlantic Tracks Produced by Phil Spector Top Notes/Beatles 3
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:56 Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 20
Respect The Rationals 2:42 Cameo-Parkway 1957-1967 Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin 7
With A Little Help From My Friends Benjamin Francis Leftwich 3:08 Yellow Submarine Resurfaces Beatles 18
All Along The Watchtower The Alan Bown 3:08 Take What You Need Bob Dylan 27
Gloria Sir Mack Rice 4:20 Vanthology: A Tribute To Van Morrison Them 2
I Will Always Love You Alex Chilton 3:41 Live On WLYX Memphis 1975 Dolly Parton 5
Take Me To The River Eva Cassidy 4:08 Live at Blues Alley Al Green 9
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction Selo N Ludy 4:35 Selo N Ludy Rolling Stones 2
Always on My Mind Jodee Seiders 4:06 Uncovered Brenda Lee/Elvis Presley/Willie Nelson 10