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Originals vs covers: My Favourite Things

Originals vs covers: My Favourite Things

Where to start with our originals vs covers this week? Which one is more original?

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in November 1959, six years before the famous film version starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. As that is the version of the song My Favourite Things with which most people will be familiar, we’ll stick that one in first.

My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music

However, released in 1961, John Coltrane embraced the soprano sax he’d been given by Miles Davis and gave the song a modal jazz makeover.

Also released in 1961, Sarah Vaughan’s stripped back -just voice, guitar and double bass- record After Hours led off with what was described by one reviewer as a ‘lightweight’ version of the track, but I have to say that I quite like it…

Then, to finish, we fast-forward to 1995, and leave you with the smooth, sultry Luther Vandross version.

Your favourite of the favourite things?

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