Who owns the song?

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farleykj's picture
Joined: Sep 19, 2010

For the longest time, I've had this thing I do with "standard" or well-known songs. Although they might have been written by someone else, I attribute the "ownership" of them to the person who I've heard that has done the best with it. Granted, this is totally subjective, and at the mercy of my dorky taste, but I like it.

For example, here are some of my current favorites:

"Summertime" (from Porgy and Bess) : Angelique Kidjo

"Desparado" (by the Eagles) : Linda Ronstadt

"You've Got a Friend" (James Taylor) : Ofra Haza

"Over the Rainbow" (from Wizard of Oz) : Melody Gardot

"Wild is the Wind" : Esperanza Spalding

"My Baby Just Cares for Me" : Nina Simone

So, what do you folks think? Got any additions?


P.S. Jane gets "Edelweiss" and Billy Joel's "Lullaby"

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