Wednesday, 11 February 2009

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - nine covers + the original Brogues


 Being a bit young in '65 (one year old) to hear The Brogues play; it was some years before I came across them via a mixtape done by a good record-collecting friend. I raved about it, to anyone who'd listen, and many who would rather not have; tried to push it (unsuccessfully) as an ideal cover for a band i knew... "we'd have heard of it if it was any good..." they said - fools!.

Thankfully, and quite rightly, many bands have not been so short-sighted as to ignore this fine tune from the very short-lived - The Brogues. Here's all the covers I could rustle up (barring the Italian one); they're all a bit umm, similar to the original really, but that's kinda missing the point, I know. It's just that it'd be nice to hear a somewhat different interpretation - right?. ( since I wrote that, I found the Asteroid B612 cover, which despite the quiet vocals, is a bloody good one & different enough to count )


I Aint No Miracle Worker - Asteroid B612
Two Fisted Rock n Roll (2005)
myspace

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Barracudas
Mean Time (1983)

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Brogues
(1965)

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Chesterfield Kings
I ain't no miracle worker/Exit 9 (1979)
website | buy

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Chocolate WatchBand
originally on The Inner Mystique (1968)
website | buy


I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Everyday Things
(1966)
buy


I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Great Scots
(1966)

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - Jimmy and the Offbeats
not a great quality mp3, but the best of those I found

I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Parascopes
live (2007)
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I Ain't No Miracle Worker - The Satelliters
website | myspace | buy

Righto, you've had your 10p's (or 10c) worth - I'd normally track down where to buy all the above, but my Dad's ill, & I must dash out.

The Chocolate Watchband

 
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