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Joan Osborne — Heatwave
Album: Standing in the Shadows of Motown
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Joan Osborne - Heatwave. Live

"From the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Joan Osborne preforms Heatwave. "

She's awesome and so is this song.
> Martha she is not.

Well maybe not, but there are mitigating factors one must take into account before I would get too critical:

First of all, if I were a female vocalist who could pull this one off, I couldn't resist doing this one on my record.

Secondly, its really more fair to compare this other covers of the tune, most notably with Rhonstadt's version.

Osborne seems to invite this, since she pretty much copped the drum treatment from the LR cover.

Stands up better than I would have thought, though.


 oldman wrote:
This version stands up Ok alongside the original
 
i thought it WAS the original. either way i'm happy - sing it soul sisters!

This version stands up Ok alongside the original
 WonderLizard wrote:
You should really see her do this in Standing in the Shadows of Motown film. Hair-standing-on-end sexy.
 
yup - saw here perform this with the band, at Massey Hall, and she just glowed.

Martha she is not.
 kazuma wrote:

I would have chosen her performance of "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" rather than this if it were up to me. She really nails that one.
 
{#Yes}  It was perfect soul!!!!

Good job with it! Go Joan! {#Bananajam} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana_2}
 WonderLizard wrote:
You should really see her do this in Standing in the Shadows of Motown film. Hair-standing-on-end sexy.
 
Thanks You Tube!

excellent voice - 8.
You should really see her do this in Standing in the Shadows of Motown film. Hair-standing-on-end sexy.
Everyone go out and rent this documentary.....Fantastic!
Wow chills
 n4ku wrote:
Wow. This is a great cover.

 
Cause Joan is great and the band is (mostly) the original group.

9 for the song and the memories! Nice rendition, too. Really emphasises how unbelievably good the original is!
Welcome to cover land Joan Osborne - Heatwave Angelique Kidjo - Mysterious Ways Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Woodstock
Honeyman wrote:
You gotta see the movie/disc to appreciate this version.
both cd and dvd are a big thing. :dance:
That bari player rips it up!!
Faith-o-gram wrote:
Good cover, but I'm afraid Martha and the Vandellas ruined me for anyone else's version.
Me, too. But not in the way you mean.
Honeyman wrote:
You gotta see the movie/disc to appreciate this version.
I would have chosen her performance of "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" rather than this if it were up to me. She really nails that one.
You gotta see the movie/disc to appreciate this version.
Faith-o-gram wrote:
Good cover, but I'm afraid Martha and the Vandellas ruined me for anyone else's version.
Amen Sista!
Faith-o-gram wrote:
Good cover, but I'm afraid Martha and the Vandellas ruined me for anyone else's version.
Agreed!
Good cover, but I'm afraid Martha and the Vandellas ruined me for anyone else's version.
justin4kick wrote:
Love the song. But prefer La Ronstadt singing it.
Joan brings nothing new here. I prefer Linda R. too.
Joan performed with the Funk Brothers on their TV special. The Funk Bros were backup for all early Motown songs. Surprisingly, for me at least, Joan sang with more soul than most of the performers. I was impressed. Nice job, Joan.
Always reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act
:dance: :sunny: :dance:
Love the song. But prefer La Ronstadt singing it.
Small story of how RP can hit home. Bill just commented on-air that this was an appropriate song for the weather in Paradise, California today. At this very moment everything I own is on a moving truck on its way down from San Francisco to L.A. ... actually sitting on the side of the freeway near Bakersfield ... the driver called to say the truck broke down. They'll be getting it fixed and delivering tomorrow morning but it's so nice to know that my entire vinyl collection is baking away in a truck on the side of I-5. :sad: So knowing about a heat-wave in N. California wasn't the best news I wanted to hear at the moment. But the song was good. :neutral:
This song is also on her new album, Breakfast in Bed, which is a great collection of covers and new tracks.
Oh yes Joan!
Wow. This is a great cover.
Bill, Ya outta be in Phoenix! Piece of cake!! This is a great cover by her!