Cover Songs On Classic Albums

By waltervdbus waltervdbus
updated over 5 years ago

Loosely based on list 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.
I did not include albums overwhelmed with covers (Otis Blue, A Girl Called Dusty, etc), nor albums outside the rock/pop idiom. I further ignored covers where the same artists were involved (e.g. Great Society/Jefferson Airplane). Enjoy!

fkr = first known recording / ps = possible source / a = author

  1. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

    6 For Sale from $19.99

    1963-05
    B5 Corrina, Corrina (Charlie McCoy & Bo Carter 1928)
    B6 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (H. Thomas 1927)

  2. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!

    29 For Sale from $0.50

    1965-03
    A1 Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman 1958)
    B2 (I'm) So Young (The Students 1958)

  3. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

    6 For Sale from $8.04

    1965-06
    A1 Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan 1965) / A6 The Bells Of Rhymney (Pete Seeger 1960) / B1 All I Really Want To Do
    (Bob Dylan 1964) B5 Chimes Of Freedom (Bob Dylan 1964)
    B6 We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn 1939)

  4. The Beatles - Help!

    146 For Sale from $3.42

    1965-08
    B1 Act Naturally (Buck Owens 1963)
    B7 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Larry Williams 1958)

  5. The Who - My Generation

    64 For Sale from $8.54

    1965-12
    A2 I Don't Mind (James Brown 1961)
    B2 Please, Please, Please (James Brown 1956)
    B4 I'm A Man (Bo Diddley 1955)

  6. The Mama's And The Papa's* - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears

    36 For Sale from $2.00

    1966-02
    A4 I Call Your Name (Billy J Kramer 1963) / A5 Do You Wanna Dance (Bobby Freeman 1958) / B1 California Dreamin' (Barry McGuire 1966) / B2 Spanish Harlem (Ben E. King 1961) / B5 You Baby (Sloan & Barri 1965) / B6 The In Crowd (Dobie Gray 1965)

  7. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    3 For Sale from $70.00

    1966-05
    A7 Sloop John B (Traditional fkr 1935)
    ps: Stan Wilson (1957), Kingston Trio (1958)

  8. John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers

    14 For Sale from $15.24

    1966-07
    A1 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) (Otis Rush 1958) / A2 Hideaway (Freddie King 1960) / A6 What'd I Say (Ray Charles 1959) / B2 Parchman Farm (Mose Allison 1957) / B4 Ramblin' On My Mind (Robert Johnson 1936) / B5 Steppin' Out (Memphis Slim 1959) / B6 It Ain't Right (Little Walter 1956)

  9. Nina Simone - Wild Is The Wind

    1966-09
    A4 Lilac Wine (Eartha Kitt 1953) / B2 Wild Is The Wind (Johnny Mathis 1957)/ B3 Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (Traditional fkr 1941)

  10. Simon And Garfunkel* - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

    177 For Sale from $0.39

    1966-10
    A1 Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Traditional fkr 1954)
    ps: Audrey Coppard (1956), Martin Carthy (1965)

  11. Fred Neil - Fred Neil

    3 For Sale from $63.75

    1967-01
    B4 Green Rocky Road (Traditional fkr 1953)
    ps: Dave Van Ronk (1963), Len Chandler (1964)

  12. The Doors - The Doors

    18 For Sale from $1.44

    1967-03
    A5 Alabama Song (Lotte Lenya & Irene Eden 1927)
    B1 Back Door Man (Howlin' Wolf 1960)

  13. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday

    44 For Sale from $2.99

    1967-03
    B3 My Back Pages (Bob Dylan 1964)

  14. The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes

    24 For Sale from $11.95

    1967-04
    B2 About A Quarter To Nine (Al Jolson 1935)

  15. The Beau Brummels - Triangle

    41 For Sale from $12.33

    1967-07
    A6 Nine Pound Hammer (Traditional fkr 1927)
    ps: Merle Travis (1947), Johnny Cash (1962)

  16. The Young Rascals - Groovin'

    36 For Sale from $2.91

    1967-08
    B5 A Place In The Sun (Stevie Wonder 1966)

  17. Nico (3) - Chelsea Girl

    3 For Sale from $176.76

    1967-10
    B2 I'll Keep It With Mine (Judy Collins 1965, a: Bob Dylan)

  18. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk

    7 For Sale from $175.00

    1967-11
    B5 Grown So Ugly (Robert Pete Williams 1961)

  19. Cream (2) - Disraeli Gears

    49 For Sale from $6.85

    1967-11
    B4 Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds 1929)
    B6 Mother's Lament (Traditional fkr 1946, ps: Ian Whitcomb 1966) aka Your Baby Has Gone Down The Plug Hole / Drainpipe

  20. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen

    3 For Sale from $13.70

    1967-12
    A1 Suzanne (Judy Collins 1966, a: Leonard Cohen)

  21. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

    18 For Sale from $13.00

    1968-01
    A2 Goin' Back (Goldie 1966)

  22. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul

    25 For Sale from $4.27

    1968-02
    A2 Money Won't Change You (James Brown 1966) / A3 People Get Ready (The Impressions 1965) A4 Niki Hoeky (P.J. Proby 1966) / B3 Come Back Baby (Walter Davis 1940, ps: Ray Charles 1954) / B4 Groovin' (Young Rascals 1967)

  23. Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

    6 For Sale from $9.00

    1968-03
    A1 Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran 1958)
    A2 Rock Me Baby (Li'l Son Jackson 1950, ps: BB King 1958)
    B2 Parchment Farm (Mose Allison 1957)

  24. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    32 For Sale from $5.00

    1968-07
    A1 I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins 1956)
    A3 Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins 1957)
    B1 Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) (Wilson Pickett 1966)

  25. Jeff Beck - Truth

    19 For Sale from $12.19

    1968-07
    A1 Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds 1966) / A3 Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson 1962) / A4 You Shook Me (M. Waters 1962) / A5 Ol' Man River (ps: Paul Robeson 1928) / B1 Greensleeves (Trad fkr 1915) / B5 I Ain't Superstitious (Howlin' Wolf 1961)