Last week’s featured artist on Two for Tuesday was Three Dog Night. As I mentioned then, they weren’t known for their songwriting abilities, but for their interpretations of the work of other composers. I thought it might be interesting to feature those composers doing their own songs, and link to 3DN’s version so you can compare. This will be a sort of theme for the next several weeks on 2FT, so sit back and enjoy!
Eli’s Coming – Laura Nyro
Chest Fever – The Band
Out In The Country – Paul Williams
Joy To The World – Hoyt Axton
Shambala – Daniel Moore
And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for June 13, 2016. Be sure to join me starting this Tuesday for the Composers of Three Dog Night’s Hits!
Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Stacy, and Naila Moon, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.
9 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Three Dog Night Songs By The Original Composers”
I really liked the 3DN version better in every instance. :)
They add the harmonies you don’t hear with the originals. The one exception might be Laura Nyro, who did her own harmonies on “Eli’s Comin’.”
It’s always good to learn more about artists and their music.
Thanks for sharing.
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Of course… :)
Wow, didn’t realize some of these tunes went that far back. Thanks for sharing that little tid bit… some of that is really good to know. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my party!!! Many friends forgot my birthday so I’m a tad depressed, but your tunes picked me up a bit. TANKS !!!!
Oh, geez, I missed your birthday? Sometimes I read something and it goes in one eye and out the other. Happy birthday!
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I’ve always enjoyed Three Dog Night. This is a really great post, John. It was nice to have the comparisons on one page. Thanks for that.
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I was surprised that they stayed so close to the original versions in many cases. But again, they were responsible for bringing that music to a lot of people. I had never heard of Randy Newman before “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” for example, and had seen Paul Williams on the “Tonight” show a number of times, but wasn’t sure how good he was before I heard 3DN do “Out In The Country,” one of my all-time favorites.
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