Where I doodle with google and loop in your tube...
Atomic Power: 1946 Western Swing by The Buchanan Brothers vs. punk
rock hero Jello Biafra playing country for a change, with Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors (1994).
(Just in case) You're Wondering Now: The Specials (1979), vs. Amy the
Winemouse (2008), vs. the Jamaican original by Andy and Joey (1966).
Telegram Sam: T. Rex (1972) vs. Bauhaus (1980), to keep it simple.
Fever started long ago, with Little Willie John (1956), and Joe Tex' Pneumonia
reply on King records. Also a version by The King himself (1960), and James Brown (1969),
who was launched by the King label. After this, Fever covers spread like a
disease. Little Willie John died of pneumonia in Washington State Prison
with Guy Lombardo (1949),
Doris Day (1950), Tommy Dorsey (50s), Prince Buster (1963), or The Specials (1980).
The gap is for a missing 50s R&B link.
Good Rockin' Tonight: jump blues by Roy Brown (c1947) and Wynonie Harris
(1949), turned rockabilly by Elvis Presley (1954), and into rock & roll by the
Treniers (1956), groaned into soul by James Brown
(1967), closing with Charlie Feathers (1980).
The point is not that "it's all blues" (it's not), but that a good tune can
cross the lines.
How to make
Rum & Coca Cola:
Invader's calypso version (1943) of an even older
recipe, blended down for Yankee consumption by The Andrews
Sisters (again! 1945), spiced up a little by
The Islanders under the flag of Belafonte (1960), and reclaimed (mis-credited) by
Prince Buster (1965),
Even Prince Buster thought the song written in New York rather than the