The response to our polls about Casey’s new, original music has been tremendous. Throughout this process we’ve noticed that there have been comments on the posts and a lot of interest on our discussion board about Casey’s covers, and we’ve received some requests to do a poll on your favorites of these interpretations. Your wish is our command.
Below is a poll on the Casey covers available on the internet. It includes four duets, including two with Casey’s mom, Debra, and one purely instrumental piece, “Pipeline.” If there are any that we have missed, please let us know. There are a lot, but we’re requesting that you narrow your favorite choices down to ten. Like the other polls, this is difficult, but that’s what makes it interesting. You can use whatever criteria you like to make your selections, such as: the fact that Casey puts a unique spin on the song, the fact that you like Casey’s version better than the original, or just the fact that you want to hear Casey sing the song again.
For each cover, a video/recording of Casey performing the song is posted below under the poll. But as fans know, on the internet there are multiple performances by Casey for most of these pieces. We encourage you to peruse them. If you’re not familiar with the versions by other artists and you’d like to check them out, the original/past artist(s) who recorded each song is(are) listed next to each song name on the poll. Of course, please add your comments below. We’re interested in why you’ve made your choices. Results will be posted this week so check back for the tallies.
Here we go.
Shape I’m InHave You Ever Really Loved a WomanHeavenDrowning on Dry LandGeorgia, Part 1 (starts around 5:00, continues in the second video)Georgia, Part 2 (continues until about 2:20, then goes into Too Sweet for Me) Too Sweet For MeI Got MineGreen Light GirlPipelineI Don’t Need No DoctorI Don’t Wanna BeMeaningNeed Your Love So BadDon’t Stop Thinking About TomorrowLiza JaneOk It’s Alright With MeSmall Town Saturday Night (2:43-5:30)Wayfaring StrangerWayfaring Stranger, duet with Debra James The Rock (0-2:42, then continues with Small Town Saturday Night)Jealous GuyPower of LoveDaughtersGravityBlue SkySatisfiedEverybody Thinks That You’re Still MineEvery Rose Has Its ThornLawdy, Miss ClawdyAngel from Montgomery, duet with Debra James (1:50-7:00)AlwaysIt’s All Over NowHold On, I’m CominThe King’s HighwayMrs. RobinsonBlue SkiesDon’tYou’ll Think of MePolk Salad AnnieUse MeLong, Tall Texan(0:58-end)
Note: It’s been brought to our attention that we left out a duet available on the internet that Casey sang with his mom, Debra, “Talk About Suffering.” (thanks Kathy Rainwater) It’s too late to officially include this song in the current survey, but it’s a great rendition, and here’s the recording:Take a listen and feel free to comment on it below.