Cover vs. Original

Blue Suede Shoes


Even though both versions are great and even though Elvis Presley's cover seems to be a bit well more known,I still prefer to listen to Carl Perkin's original version instead.

- Bryan Tremblay, Santa Barbara, United States, 17.11.2005


Elvis Presley
1956

vs.

Carl Perkins
1955

CD-Cover: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley 47.5 % 52.5 % CD-Cover: Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes-Original
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Elvis Presley 758 Votes Carl Perkins

Comments about Blue Suede Shoes:

I have to go with Carl on this one. Elvis was already honing his crooner-as-rockabilly mannerisms. Carl's straightforward performance is like a drink of spring water.
- Rob L., Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
This is Carl Perkins' song.
Period.
- EProphet, Snickers Park, United States, 16.05.2010
Elvis version is certainly more well known, but there is something just a bit more authentic about Carl Perkins' recording of his own song. There is a reason why Perkins' recording was on the R&B charts, it was on the country charts, it was No. 1 on the rock and roll charts in 1955.
- Daniel O'Brien, Thousand Oaks, , United States, 24.10.2009
Elvis version is a bit too rushed. No disrespect, it still was an awesome cover. Elvis was great! He could sing anything and make it sound like his own. Just like Ray Charles. But I like Carl Perkins version better though. Carl has that raunchy Rockabilly sound that does it for me.
- George, Toronto, Canada, 03.09.2009
I actually prefer Carl's. They sound pretty darn close anyway, and I just like his a little better.
- Ethan, Stillwater, United States, 09.06.2009
eventhough carl's the original,elvis version is the best ever!
Wiecher,kampen,The Netherlands
- wiecher, kampen, Netherlands, 16.01.2009
Perkin's version is ok, but Presley puts more of the rock feeling into it
- Johnny, Orange County, United States, 28.08.2008
Attention Taza: Carl perkins wrote this song. Elvis's version is the cover.
- Sam Phillips, Memphis TN, United States, 24.07.2007
who could possibly cover elvis songs better than the king himself???just leave them alone!!!
- taza, griffith, Australia, 21.06.2007
I have a late version (circa 1975?) by Carl Perkins. He sounds terrible. I know it is not fair to pick that instead of his early records, but sorry, that is the only one I know. On the other hand, Elvis totally belts it. GO King!
- Rash, Chicago, United States, 23.02.2007
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