The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

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ocelotl
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The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

Post by ocelotl »

I wanted to post this, but kept forgetting to do.

The original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pfVvqLM_e4

The most popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRh0QiXyZSk

The version I grew with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOYV9ajgl7E

It was interesting to compare them. Hope you like this.
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Kellemora
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Re: The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

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I remember all of them too, but I preferred Tennessee Ernie Ford, although the newest version sounded almost the same.
Hard to believe that little guy had such a deep voice.
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Re: The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

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I think the Alberto Vazquez version is the best, albeit I was only familiar with Ernie Ford's version most of my life. The original Merle Travis version sounds pretty bad on YouTube. That's probably due to the fact it was not a studio recording and performed the way it was intended to be heard. It is indeed interesting to hear all three side by side.
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Re: The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

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Now, another posting. I think we can do this with other songs that we know well, but are not the original or the most popular version... In this case I don't know if the second version became more popular than the original, and the one I grew with was the translated one. Lyrics on the trnaslated one are mostly the same...

The original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaA3YZ6QdJU

A very popular version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEBeuy8F3o0

The version I grew with.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIY7mqCB6FY
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Re: The original / the most popular / the version I grew with...

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Once again the original version seems uninspiring compared to the later versions. I like the José José arrangement better than Barry White's. That's because I think songs should be sung and not spoken. LOL
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