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Steppenwolf - "Corina, Corina"


Steppenwolf Corina, Corina

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

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Author Notes

This is a very old love ballad, and no one seems to know who wrote the song.  The song was first recorded by Bo Carter and Papa Charlie McCoy, in 1928.  Later, it would become a rock staple, with versions recorded by  Big Joe Turner (1956), Bill Haley (1959), Ray Peterson (1960), Dean Martin (1963), and Bob Dylan (1963). 
 
To me, Steppenwolf and love ballads ... they don't exactly go together.  Of, if they are going to make a love ballad, it will sound more like Sookie, Sookie, not Corina, Corina.  I think they knew this didn't fit their image, and they never released a studio version of Corina. 
 
Still, I think it is a great song, and I am happy to include it in my Steppenwolf list.  Plus, I can never resist a love ballad.



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Zombie Capone
July 25, 2020

I'm not familiar with song in particular but I love Steppenwolf. So I'll give it a try.

Thank you for bringing more of this glorious canadian band to us :)

Do you know the version from the blues musician "Taj Mahal" ? That's the version I was aware of.  

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Atruejedi
July 25, 2020

Very cool! To echo the above, I didn't know Steppenwolf covered this, but any Steppenwolf is welcome, and I really like this!

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bsbloom
July 25, 2020

Very cool! To echo the above, I didn't know Steppenwolf covered this, but any Steppenwolf is welcome, and I really like this!

Thanks.  I really like this song, too.  It has gotten a lot of playing time on my xbox.

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AJFOne23
July 25, 2020

I think this is a Bob Dylan cover unless it wasn't his original. He had this song on his second LP the Freewheelin Bob Dylan

Thank you!!!!!

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MrPrezident
July 25, 2020

Fantastic, thanks for sharing this one.

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bsbloom
July 26, 2020

I think this is a Bob Dylan cover unless it wasn't his original. He had this song on his second LP the Freewheelin Bob Dylan

I just listened to a bunch of these early versions.  Most are very similar to the 1928 recording, and seem much different from Steppenwolf.  Dylan changed the tune slightly, and changed the lyrics quite a lot.  For instance, "I've got a bird that sings" never appeared in any of the earlier versions that I tried.  So Dylan made some big changes to this folk tune, and Steppenwolf covered his version.  Good catch.

To me, this is not even the same song as any of the others except in name only. But it's good.