Tuesday, 20 January 2009

I Put a Spell on You - covers by Black Elevators, Nina Simone, Natacha Atlas, Alan Price, Joe Cocker...

Hmm, I said I wouldn't go digging out every version, and Credence Clearwater + Marilyn Manson + The Animals didn't make the grade.  Also I haven't yet tried to locate covers by The Eels, Bonnie Tyler (whose version I heard a clip of, and it sounded good), Roxy Music, Brian Ferry, Them, Nick Cave, Manfred Mann etc etc & err, nor will I most likely, unless more than one or two people ask; but Arthur Brown did one too, which has to be worth a listen - saw him at The Joiners in Southampton in the mid-90's I think, what a great gig it was.

Anyway, here's a few to be going on with.


Raw garagey punk/metal first - perhaps my favourite of all these.
I Put a Spell on You - The Black Elevators
Elevator Music (2008)
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Now this one's a bit(!) odd, sort of a Middle Eastern electro feel, I like it a lot
I Put a Spell on You - Natacha Atlas
Ayeshteni (2001)
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I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone
Compact Jazz (1991)
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Alan Price covered it with The Animals; here he is with his own band, but isn't the backing the same as House of the Rising Sun? - yikes.
I Put a Spell on You - Alan Price
dunno - he did it a few times
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Gotta say, I don't care for Joe Cocker's voice one bit; but many people do, so here's his take.
I Put a Spell on You - Joe Cocker
Heart & Soul (2004/5)
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This was a UK hit single in 2001
I Put a Spell on You - Sonique
Hear My Cry (2000)
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