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Mudlark Do You Perform or Record Covers? (47) RE: Do You Perform or Record Covers? 07 Apr 05

I agree with most of the above...some fine singers have included songs written by OP...whole albums, in fact, including Joan Baez and Judy Collins, Fred Neil, lots. And it's always interesting to hear a variety of interpretations of a good song.

And where did this word "cover" come from, anyway? I started noticing it cropping up in music articles in the local paper a few years ago...granted, I'm not in the music business, but I do read a lot about music and it took me a while to figure out what was even meant by the word. I agree...cover means copy, as far as I'm concerned, not doing a song someone else wrote. A lot of people would never even know about that great singer/songwriter Michael Smith, if Steve Goodman hadn't sung The Dutchman.

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