The original and Rawls' versions are straight blues, and the Airplane moved it to a rock arrangement with Paul playing added chords that were not played on the original version, Jorma playing a lead line that is completely absent from the earlier versions, Jack adding a new bass line, and Signe adding background vocals. It gives the song a much more enjoyable sound IMO.
redrabid wrote:Let's Get Together
Well they knew Dino Valente personally so I'm sure that's why they recorded it.
redrabid wrote:Of course JA did cover some good songs (Other Side, High Flying Bird), but I suspect that those songs were chosen by Paul Kantner.
Don't know about Bird, but Other Side was definitely chosen by Paul. He's a big fan of Fred Neil.