Hello, Mr. Soul :: Neil Young Covers, 1967-1978


Dig into this — a wide array of Neil covers from his first decade or so in action. There’s folk rock, funk rock, country rock, yacht rock, pop rock — all kinds of rock. And plenty of other stuff, too. New perspectives on old favorites. Say hello to Mr. Soul.   / t wilcox

Spotify Version: Hello Mr. Soul :: Neil Young Covers, 1967-1978

1. Till the Morning Comes (1972) – Françoise Hardy
2. Southern Man (1971) – Merry Clayton
3. Mr. Soul (1968) – The Everly Brothers
4. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1972) – Jackie DeShannon
5. Cinnamon Girl (1970) – The Gentrys
6. Cowgirl in the Sand (1974) – The Byrds
7. Birds (1972) – Meters
8. Love Is a Rose (1977) – Linda Ronstadt
9. Down By The River (1975) – Undisputed Truth
10. When You Dance You Can Really Love (1971) – Crazy Horse
11. Heart Of Gold (1972) – Bettye LaVette
12. Are You Ready for the Country? (1976) – Waylon Jennings
13. Sugar Mountain (1967) – Joni Mitchell
14. Walk On (1976) – Peter Laughner
15. The Loner (1976) – Stephen Stills
16. Tell Me Why (1971) – Matthew’s Southern Comfort
17. Helpless (1971) – Buffy Sainte-Marie
18. Ohio/Machine Gun (1971) – The Isley Brothers
19. Lotta Love (1978) – Nicolette Larson

Related: Aquarium Drunkard / Neil Young Archives

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28 thoughts on “Hello, Mr. Soul :: Neil Young Covers, 1967-1978

  1. Thanks for this, never heard of a bunch of these covers before. It’s pretty unbelievable now to think back to Neil’s songwriting streak in this period: he was on fire!

  2. Beware, the download link in the article attempts to install crapware on your PC. Make sure you uncheck/decline the offers to do so and just download the Neil Young file. Caveat emptor.

  3. if people dont know how to use sendspace (and others like it) they dont need be on the internet.

    thaanks for these (and everything)

  4. Cool collection. Charles Bradley’s take on “Heart of Gold” could have nestled nicely into this mix.

  5. I love this blog and had to let you know since I’m from the other end of the country. Please keep doing what you’re doing. Tune in to WRIR (Richmond Independent Radio) sometime when you get a chance! I’d recommend the “mellow madness” show on Sundays.

  6. Glad to see you’re avoiding all those covers of Cortez The Killer by people like Built To Spill and Chris Forsyth (OK, they don’t fit the time frame). It’s like with Lou Reed – everybody thinks they can play that shit – and they can’t. Nice post – thanks – Michael

  7. I regularly tweet covers (@DangerousDaveXX) on Sunday morning (UK) sessions and I’ve done Neil (#Neilcovers) – included several on your list – having said that, there’s several there that neither I nor anyone who sent requests in, picked up on

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