Cover vs. Original

Hey Joe


Does anyone remember The Leaves?

- Chris, Portland, OR, United States, 15.02.2006


Jimi Hendrix
1966

vs.

The Leaves
1965

CD-Cover: Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? 62.9 % 37.1 % CD-Cover: The Leaves - Hey Joe
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Jimi Hendrix 1411 Votes The Leaves

Comments about Hey Joe:

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Hendrix'version stands alone but The Leaves version is great
- JR, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 20.01.2011
The version by Love is my favourite (between Jimmy's and Love's, haven't heard the original)
- Kevin the Hawkins , Perth, Australia, 11.09.2010
The Leaves version has a pulse I love.
- Miyu, Kamagaya, Japan, 29.11.2009
I saw Hendrix in 1969 Denver (I was interviewed in UniVibes "Jimi Plays Denver") and no doubt he was and always will be untouchable in his class. Comparing song versions is not comparing musicians per se. I remember the Leaves 45 record I had of Hey Joe and that bass line! We all learned that bass line even Noel Redding used it. Hey Joe was covered by The Leaves, The Standells, The Surfaris, Love and The Byrds and was credited to Billy Roberts, a folk singer in early 1960's California. The Leaves version was hot in its time and still is.
- Bob Wyman, Colorado Springs, United States, 17.11.2009
Hendrix was King of the Electric Guitar. The Leaves aren't even close.

- Matt, Cameron, WI, United States, 25.10.2008
Hendrix was King of the Electric Guitar. The Leaves aren't even close.

- Matt, Cameron, WI, United States, 25.10.2008
Jimi is a classic. Nuff said.
- David Kopland, Austin,TX, United States, 25.07.2008
Jimi's version was more popular because Jimi was more popular, The Leaves did this song great and which other one? ...hmmm? I personally like Wilson Pickett's version best, if you haven't heard it... ahhh, I see a worthwhile investment in your near future:)
- Bongofury1975, Santa Ana, CA, United States, 06.01.2008
Deep Purple has a version too. Pretty good, but not as raw and rockin' as the Leaves ... my choice all the way.
- Jeffrey, Atlanta, United States, 12.12.2007
Two other great versions: Fever Tree and The Music Machine both from the 60s...
- Harvey W., Boston, United States, 15.11.2007
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