63 minutes | Oct 13, 2020

EP 018 - Billy Joel Cover Songs By Other Artists

Sometimes, the best way to find out what makes a songwriter special is hearing someone else sing their songs. Listening to how other artists interpret their work brings out aspects of the music that weren’t as obvious before.  That’s what Michael and Jack discovered when they put this episode together. This week, They're diving into versions of Billy Joel songs performed by other people. To do it, we compiled more than two dozen versions of Billy’s music performed by other artists.  For the most part, we stuck to songs that were officially released or performed on television. The styles range from 60s blue-eyed soul to 80s pop, country sensations to punk and indie rockers. The arrangements varied from straight-ahead covers to nearly unrecognizable renditions.  Also featured are 2 Billy covers by drummer Liberty DeVitto's former band The Fun(k) Club that have never before been released! Join us, as we go through the good, the great, the bad, and the bizarre Billy Joel covers. We’ll talk through these new versions and what we learned about the original performances along the way. Songs covered include: Beyonce - HonestyDiana Krall - Just The Way You AreJoan Baez - Goodnight SaigonLadysmith Black Mambazo - River of DreamsThe Hoosiers - We Didn't Start The FireThe Creak - Sleeping With The Television OnSheena Easton - The EntertainerGarth Brooks - ShamelessWestlife - Uptown GirlDolly Parton - Travelin' PrayerHelen Reddy - You're My HomeJennifer Warnes - And So It GoesTexasFrets - SouvenirThe Manhattans - Everybody Has A DreamAndy Mientus feat. Jennifer Hudson - Everybody Loves You NowMe First and the Gimme Gimmes - Uptown GirlMe First and the Gimme Gimmes - Only The Good Die YoungMe First and the Gimme Gimmes - The Longest TimeBarry White - Just The Way You AreBayside - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)Copeland - She's Always A WomanRonnie Spector and The E Street Band - Say Goodbye To HollywoodRichard Marx - Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)Peter, Paul & Mary - Summer, Highland FallsBill Medley - Until The NightThe Fun(k) Club - HandballThe Fun(k) Club - You May Be Right (Glass Houses Exclusive)The Fun(k) Club - She's Got A Way (Glass Houses Exclusive)  ------ Email us: glasshousespodcast@gmail.com Glass Houses - A Billy Joel Podcast on the web / social media:Website: http://www.glasshousespod.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasshousespodcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glasshousespod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/glasshousespod 
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