This is a really obscure one but some of you may have heard it:
Ray Stevens version of Misty is unforgetable and hit No. 1 in the UK for 3 weeks! :coolgleam:
Compared with the original by Johnny Mathis (which is excellent), Stevens' CW interpretation is about as far removed as is musically possible. His arrangement includes banjo, fiddles, and a steel guitar. Great stuff!
Yet he does the song proud and I suspect even Erroll Garner would have approved.
If you've never heard this version of Misty, do yourself a favour and listen in YouTube - Ray Stevens Misty
this thread is really old but a neat idea. i have always preferred joe cocker's version of "the letter" to the original by the box tops. same with cocker's version of "feelin alright" as opposed to dave mason/traffic.