A&M Cover Versions 1965-70: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"

Which cover version is your favourite?

  • We Five

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • The Sandpipers

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band

    Votes: 7 63.6%

  • Total voters
    11

JOv2

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Vote for your favourite cover version and tell us a bit about why you made your selection. (The selections are listed in release order.)

 

Bobberman

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I voted for The Sandpipers version the We Five version was a close second but something about the Sandpipers arrangement really stood out for me
 

Harry

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I've gotta go with the Baja Marimba Band version here. To me the song should be an instrumental as that's the way I first heard it on the radio. The version that I heard most was the one from Sounds Orchestral. I have that version on the CD called Golden Age of American Popular Music: Hits with Strings and Things.
 

JOv2

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I voted for We Five. Bev Bivens' lead vocal is pleasurable to the nth degree.

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Rudy

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Honestly, I don't really like any of these. I'd probably pick the Sandpipers version only because of the swinging arrangement behind it...but don't really care to have their perennially sleep-inducing vocals on this track either--if they omitted the vocals and added Julius to make this a Baja recording (and let's face it, the studio bands behind both were most likely very similar), it would have been perfect.

Guaraldi's version is still the gold standard. 👍
 
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