Cover Songs On Classic Albums

By waltervdbus
updated over 7 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. 17 For Sale from $28.00

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

  2. 33 For Sale from $0.50

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

  3. 8 For Sale from $5.99

    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. 150 For Sale from $1.03

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

  5. 81 For Sale from $18.07

    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. 37 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. 9 For Sale from $48.00

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

  8. 11 For Sale from $14.39

    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. 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. 154 For Sale from $1.00

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

  11. 7 For Sale from $25.00

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

  12. 25 For Sale from $7.99

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

  13. 47 For Sale from $2.99

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

  14. 21 For Sale from $7.00

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

  15. 36 For Sale from $12.19

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

  16. 42 For Sale from $2.00

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

  17. 3 For Sale from $203.12

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

  18. 8 For Sale from $150.00

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

  19. 54 For Sale from $12.05

    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. 1 For Sale from $10.41

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

  21. 25 For Sale from $9.45

    1968-01
    A2 Goin' Back (Goldie 1966)

  22. 41 For Sale from $6.50

    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. 9 For Sale from $15.99

    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. 34 For Sale from $10.00

    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. 26 For Sale from $5.47

    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)