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July 28, 2005 12:44 AM   Subscribe

BBC Radio 2 -- Sold On Song The website for this show on BBC Radio 2 is pretty awesome; it's got a list of pages on various classic songs in their library (also sortable by artist), which includes song clips and (where available) clips from covers of the songs, taken from the same place -- check out the various It Must Be Loves (originally by Madness Labi Siffre) -- my favorite will always be the Madness one, but the Lyn Paul version is actually pretty cool. There's also some weird and awful covers available for the picking. I've just been spending about an hour or two picking through random songs and noting on which ones are as good as the original or ones that just fall so very short. (They've also got lots of other content, like the songwriting guide, but the real fun is in the song pages, reading about these great songs and listening to other people do their own cuts on them. [All links go to text; all sound files are in RealAudio.]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me (6 comments total)

 
BBC = Billionaire Boys Club...

Get familiar!
posted by bud_fles at 12:47 AM on July 28, 2005


This is great.
posted by Quartermass at 12:54 AM on July 28, 2005


Of course, Republicans here in the US would never go for this subsidized state-controlled entity competing with their private-sector sugar-daddies </threadjack>
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 1:12 AM on July 28, 2005


just wonderful
posted by quarsan at 3:13 AM on July 28, 2005


I just wish they would get off the real player bandwagon.
posted by srboisvert at 3:47 AM on July 28, 2005


This is so wonderful. Thanks for posting a link to it.
posted by apple scruff at 6:26 AM on July 28, 2005


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