RECORDED COVERS OF EVERLY BROTHERS MATERIAL BY OTHER ARTISTES
Updated 1 January 2018
New entries (we’d like to wish all of you a happy, very Everly New Year – and as always our thanks to anyone who contributed a cover!):
Bye Bye Love: Brooke Morton (USA; 2007); John Fraser (UK; 1957); Lacy J. Dalton (USA; 1992); The Casinos (USA; 1997); Bobby Bare Norma Jean & Liz Anderson (USA; 1967)
Cathy’s Clown: Les Soeurs Kessler (Le P’tit Clown – F; 1960)
Love Is Strange: Michael Holliday (UK; 1957)
Strictly speaking not a cover but too good not to mention. Take a look!
Matt Scaptura – Dogs Dogs Dogs (Are Made To Love).
The Everly Brothers songs have been covered by a great many artists throughout the years. In 2013 alone, three tribute albums were released: Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Dawn French’s What The Brothers Sang; The Chapin Sisters’ A Date With The Everly Brothers; and Billie Joe Armstong & Norah Jones’ Foreverly. In 2015, Dead Rock West released the excellent It’s Everly Time. There is no escaping the Everly influence! We thought (after an original idea by Peter Aarts published in 1998 in Kentucky Magazine no. 58) that it would be fun to collect the covers, but in order to keep the project to manageable proportions, we have had to narrow it down and have focussed on Everly compositions (Don and/or Phil, e.g. ‘The Price Of Love’ or ‘Since You Broke My Heart’); material by other composers but first recorded by The Everly Brothers (e.g. ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’) or recordings they are identified with and thus made their own (e.g. ‘Be Bop A Lula’). In the latter case we have, where known, put the original artist first on the list and indicated them in red. Artists indicated in blue need verification: don’t hesitate to help us out here! Contact details are in the document.
In selecting the tracks we view as ‘typically Everly Brothers’ we have used our own judgement – we hope you agree! Please let us know of any covers that ought to be included here, our criterion is that they must be on an official release (i.e. not simply performed live and put on YouTube). The List will be updated on a monthly basis, so be sure to check back again from time to time.
For more information on each track please refer to the Discography Lists and Lyric List and to EVERLYPEDIA. Many of these recordings are available as downloads or can be found on YouTube.
Everly Brothers Covers List – Everly Brothers Covers List