RECORDED COVERS OF EVERLY BROTHERS MATERIAL BY OTHER ARTISTES
April 2019: *** Don Everly is being given an award this October for his iconic guitar lick on ‘Wake Up Little Susie’. The event is to take place in Nashville.
Of course, we’ve all known for decades it was brilliant! ***
Updated 1 May 2019
New entries (as always, we’re very grateful for all their contributions: Anthony Taylor, Alain Fournier, Jean-Louis Lamaison and Cor van den Maagdenberg):
Mark James: All I Have To Do Is Dream; Devoted To You; Let It Be Me; Crying In The Rain;
Steen Jørgensen & Sune Rose Wagner: When Will I Be Loved (DK; 2009)
Die Campbells: When Will I Be Loved (SA; 2007); Bye Bye Love (SA; 2009)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys: Brand New Tennessee Waltz (USA; 1971)
Os Conchas (Portugal; 1961) :Poor Jenny; Should We Tell Him (Quero o teu amor)
Steve Wariner: So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (USA) 1978
Boots Randolph (USA: 1969):Let It Be Me
Phantasmic (USA; 1989): Love Hurts
The Boppers: All I Have To Do Is Dream; Crying In The Rain
Pugh Rogefeldt: Wake Up Little Susie
Mike Shannon: Love Hurts (F; 2009)
The Robertson Brothers: Lucille (AUS; 2017)
Walk Right Back (Colin Fidoe & Geoff Bate): Cathy’s Clown; The Price Of Love; Claudette; Bird Dog; Crying In The Rain; Lucille
BELLES BELLES BELLES:
Alexis HK (France) 2008
Eric Genty (France) 1963
Luka, Pascal Sual, Richard Fabian & Sylvain Mathis (France) 2003
Not to be confused with the Walk Right Back act mentioned above – this below (Luke & Aaron Wilson) is currently touring the UK:
And a tribute album from 1975 by The Eastmans:
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