Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Champagne Five - Bruce Springsteen covers by the Musical Family

What's more American than the flag, mom, apple pie and heartland rock?

Yeah, you heard me right, and that's the subject of today's Champagne Five where we combine two American Institutions, Lawrence Welk and his Music Makers....

.....and The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen

As a music fan, I have always wondered what would it be like if Lawrence Welk and his Musical Family had the chance to do their cover versions of Bruce and the E Street Band's songs?

I present to you, after much exhaustive debate, the top five covers!

5. BORN TO RUN - performed as a barbershop quartet by Bob Lido, Kenny Trimble, Charlie Parlato and Larry Hooper

4. NEBRASKA - sung and performed on guitar by Clay Hart with Bob Ralston providing the harmonica sounds

3. TUNNEL OF LOVE - Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou

2. THUNDER ROAD - sung by Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the organ

1. HUNGRY HEART - Dick Dale with the Lennon Sisters

Regardless of which song made the list, one thing is for sure....a jam session featuring the Welk Orchestra and the E Street Band is one concert event I would pay good money for!


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