Original vs Cover with DJ Crystal Clear
By DJ Crystal Clear
DJ Crystal Clear brings her Original vs Cover column to life! She chooses an original tune, does a compare & contrast with a cover/covers of it, her fab Engineer Dr. Paul Bertolino plays a snippet of each back to back, then based on specific criteria, they each choose which one they think is best...but make sure you listen to the songs in their entirety on your own before you pick a winner! You’ll learn a lot and have fun at the same time because this podcast is chock-a-block with interesting information and music trivia that will impress strangers at parties - tell your friends!
Original vs Cover with DJ Crystal ClearAug 02, 2022
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 34
🥳 AwwwwwwYEAH, WE ARE BACK after a little hiatus with EPISODE 34! This is a good one that has a lot of laughs and songs that Dr. Bertolino hates, that includes some gems by Barry McGuire, Pink, The Four Tops, Madonna, and King Curtis! 🤩Please enjoy, tell your friends, leave a glowing review, and email me with suggestions at DJCrystalClear@me.com and be sure to put O vs C in the subject space - I’ll give you a shout-out in the episode❤️
Aug 02, 202247:47
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 33
WHEEEE! I heard you missed us, WE’RE BAAACK! Mea Culpa for my brief absence - I needed to take a break for a bit, but I’m back baby - and ready to rock your world! This is episode 33, and Dr. Bertolino and I have another assortment of songs to sift through that include…Jody Watley, Johnny Rivers, Cher, Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz and more! Please enjoy, tell your friends, and stay tuned for episode 34 - my regular bi-monthly schedule is back! *And please keep your suggestions coming - write me at DJCrystalClear@me.com - put O vs C in the subject space - THANK YOU!
Jun 28, 202248:33
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 32
ANNNND WE ARE BACK! Mea Culpa for being late, but things have been crazy here in NYC…but that’s okay, because this episode is jam packed with covers that will make you scratch your head! Including songs by William Shatner, Pulp, Nina Simone, Soundgarden, Nada Surf and more! My engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I dig into it all, with a lot of laughs for you to enjoy!
May 08, 202201:36:20
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 31
Hey everyone, WE ARE BACK with another episode that’s chock full of surprises, trivia, and laughs. Dr. Bertolino and I chop it up about songs by Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Gwen McCrae, and Paul’s favorite band…The Clash! (If you’re a regular listener, you know that’s a lie, lol)
Apr 07, 202221:22:01
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 30
Hey everyone WE. ARE. BACK. and with the first very special themed episode — ALL BEATLES!!! Thanks right, ALL SIX SONGS ARE BY THE FAB FOUR! With covers by The Melvins, The Four Tops, Ella Fitzgerald, and more! Listen to my engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and talk shop about John, Paul, George, and Ringo.And be sure to listen to the VERY END of this episode a full-circle moment!!! **And please Keep your suggestions coming, send them to DJCrystalClear@me.com, and please leave a fab review on iTunes!
Mar 08, 202249:08
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 29
Hey everyone! WE ARE BACK with another collection of originals and cover versions of them - this episode is pretty chill, until song number 6, so ease your seat back and let songs by Fleetwood Mac, Robert Hazzard, John Cale, Olivia Newton John, Tears For Fears, and more, wash over you! HEADS-UP…due to circumstances beyond our control, there are some odd pops and clicks and fuzz in this broadcast, but we plow through, so stick with us UNTIL THE VERY END for an extra laugh that’s provided by my awesome engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino!!! Enjoy, leave a fab review, and please tell your friends!
Feb 21, 202252:57
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 28
WhoooooWHEEEEE WE ARE BAAACK! It’s the first show of 2022, recorded at the end of 2021 - and my engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I have a lot of laughs, and a lot of wild originals and even wilder covers by - Fleetwood Mac, Iggy Pop, Little Willie John, The Stylistics, Ben Folds 5, The Cowsills and more! Listen, enjoy, subscribe if you haven’t already - and please tell your friends!!
Jan 14, 202259:04
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 27
Annnnnnd WE’RE BAAAACK! 🤩In this episode, I’m chopping it up with my extraordinary engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino, as we talk a lot of smack about the eclectic mix of songs by artists that include…Joe Jackson, Peter Criss, Megadeath, Billy Preston, Donny Osmond, The Cowsills, and more! 🔊Recorded at the world famous As It Should Be Studios in Crooklyn New York, owned and operated by the good Doctor B. 🌟ENJOY! And hit me up with your suggestions at DJCrystalClear@me.com - and I’ll give you a shout-out!
Dec 09, 202101:08:43
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear- EPISODE 26 - THE CORRECT ONE!
Hey everyone, WE’RE BACK! Dig the scene while Dr. Bertolino and I talk a lot about some wacky originals and covers by Nouvelle Vague, The Who, Duran Duran, Queen, The Miracles, Generation X and more! ***(this episode corrected the glitch) ENJOY! And stay tuned for episode 27!
Nov 16, 202101:27:11
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 25
WELCOME TO ROCKTOBER 2021! HEY EVERYONE, FALL IS HERE, AND WE ARE BAAAAACK with a doozy! Listen to my wonderful producer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I dig deep into songs by The Beach Boys, No Doubt, Luther Vandross, Them, The Vitamin String Band, Leela James, and more!
Oct 07, 202101:01:45
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 24
ANNNNND WE ARE BACK!
That’s right kids, it’s EPISODE 24!
Listen while my AWESOME engineer Dr. Bertolino chop it up while talking about songs by…
The Beatles, Bo Diddley, The New York Dolls, Boys II Men, The Rolling Stones, Cherrelle, Devo, and more!
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUTS to our friends John Varriano and Mary Edwards!
Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon with Episode 25!
Please tell your friends about this show, and DM me with your suggestions!
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Sep 18, 202154:46
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 21…THE MISSING EPISODE!
ANNNNND WE ARE BACK!
That’s right kids, it’s EPISODE 21…THE MISSING EPISODE!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the recording went *poof* into the ether…
My engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I discuss songs by Grand Funk Railroad, Wilson Pickett, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Smokey Robinson, The Rolling Stones, Angelique Kidjo and more!
Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon with Episode 24!
Please tell your friends about this show, and DM me with suggestions!
#DJCrystalClear #OriginalVsCoverWithDJCrystalClear #OriginalVsCover #DrPaulBertolino #Music #CoverSong #CoverSongs #Original #OriginalSong #OriginalSongs
Aug 23, 202158:00
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 23
HEYYYYY, I’M BAAAACK with episode 23 - and it is filled with lots of laughs exchanged with my gear engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino. We talk about original and cover songs from The Ronettes, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Gloria Gaynor, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, Iggy Pop, Janet Jackson, and more!
Jul 11, 202101:25:36
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJCrystal Clear - EPISODE 22
AWWWWRIGHT, I’M BACK with another great episode where I tortured my wonderful engineer, Dr. Bertolino with a mostly “BIG ‘80s” songs by Bananarama, The Brains, Cameo, Prince - along with Sam Cooke, and P.P. Arnold, and a myriad of great...and crappy covers. 🥳Yesterday, June 4th was my birthday, but this is my gift to you “Cover Lovers” out there in music land. ENJOY!
Jun 05, 202101:15:22
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 20
Hey! Welcome to episode 20 (3 of season 3) and in this episode, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I chop it up about songs from Jermaine Jackson, Alice Cooper, Jack Lee, Wall Of Voodoo, Bobbie Gentry, and The Spinners! I hope you enjoy it🤩 If you have any suggestions, please message me at DJCrystalClear on Instagram😃 And if you want to buy ad space, hit me up! And here’s a BIG-UPS to Dan Bukszpan and Robert Aragon for their fab suggestions!
May 03, 202101:25:39
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 19
Hey everyone, I’M BACK with episode 2 of season 3! My fab engineer (and sole proprietor of As It Should Be Studios) Dr. Bertolino and I will be talking about original songs by Depeche Mode, The O’Jays, Memphis Minnie, The Guess Who, Neil Diamond, and The Dave Clark 5 - along with some very interesting covers! Enjoy, tell your friends, and please leave glowing reviews❤️ I’ll be back soon with episode 20! Love, Crystal
Apr 11, 202101:17:46
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 18
Hey y’all, it’s been a looonnnnggg time coming because of %&?@*#£# COVID-19, but I AM BACK with my fab engineer Dr. Paul Bertolino! The songs in this episode run the gamut from Earth, Wind, and Fire, to Nine Inch Nails, so strap yourself in for a wild ride, and stay tuned for episode 19, which will be up in 2 weeks! (I’m determined to be here twice a month) THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH ME❤️ If you have any suggestions, hit me up at DJCrystalClear@me.com and check out my new Instagram - @ovscWithDJCrystalClear
Mar 01, 202101:12:44
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 17
WhooooWHEEEE! I’m back, along with my fab engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino, and we are talking about some big hit songs that are sung by Rod Stewart, Kirsty McColl, George Harrison, T. Rex, and others! Please enjoy, and be sure to message me with your picks you’d like to hear about, at DJCrystalClear@me.com
Oct 05, 202048:59
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear EPISODE 16
It’s the COVID-19 EPISODE! AAAAAAAAND WE’RE BACK! It’s funny, I posted the last episode on March 23rd, during the beginning of the pandemic of 2020...and shit is still weird and in some ways, gotten worse. In this episode, my ace engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I listen to a kooky variety of songs, and some interesting covers. I hope you find this episode a respite from this crazy world. Stay tuned for episode 17! Love, Crystal
Jul 30, 202059:44
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 14
Whew, I think that my engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I were kinda woozy because living here in NYC sometimes just flat out kicks your ass! But that didn’t stop us from dissecting the covers of songs you love...some of which you probably haven’t heard...and a few I know you absolutely hate!
Mar 04, 202001:11:20
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 13
Heyyyy, it’s Lucky 13 happening right about now! In this episode, my engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino and I talk about Classic Motown, Disco, Bowie, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, AND fall down a few rabbit holes of discovery that you’re sure to enjoy. Please send a request (DJCrystalClear@me.com) tell your friends to listen in, and dig it!
Jan 29, 202001:05:00
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 12
🥳HAPPY NEW YEAR🥳 Welcome to the first episode of the year 2020👌🏾Here’s to things getting better...because last year WAS A DOOZY🤪that I mostly want to forget. ANYWAY, in this episode, my engineer Dr. Paul Bertolino and I talk about some very interesting songs and their equally interesting covers, and they run the gamut from Evie Sands to Donovan! Oh, and here is a heads-up for Pixies fans...sorry, not sorry!
Jan 14, 202001:01:30
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 11
Awwwww YEAAHHH! Sit back and DIG as my fab engineer Dr. Paul Bertolino and I marvel at my selections here...there’s a Punk Rock song, a Prince song, a Sly Stone song, a song that is about “The Twinkie Defense”, and lots of interesting factoids about a kooky Disco song that’s related to Milli Vanilli, and what MFSB stands for! Oh...and a song by Iggy Pop that I GUARANTEE you’ve NEVER heard before! This will probably be the last episode of 2019, so enjoy, listen to the previous 10 episodes, tell your friends about it - and stay tuned for more great songs and their wacky covers in 2020❤️Love, Crystal
Dec 05, 201901:26:29
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 10
YOU’RE ON THE REQUEST LINE! In this episode, the first 2 songs I discuss with my Engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino, are REQUESTS from two of my many listeners out there in Podcast land😃 Kim Dee from Texas, and Nate Alfaro from California! Also in this, episode, a movie theme, some old ‘70s Soul, and and a song that may or may not qualify as a “real” cover. DIG IT!
Nov 16, 201901:11:13
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 9
MEA CULPA for the crazy long delay...I live in NYC, where life gets in the way more often than not...this episode was recorded in August, and here we are, two weeks from Halloween 🎃 ANYWAY, in this episode, I talk about 6 originals, a few of them were HUGE HITS in their day (and the first one, RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE, HAS 5 COVERS!) along with commentary from my faithful Engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino.🎧 I PROMISE to work harder at sticking to my bi-monthly schedule, please stay with me, and please tell your friends!❤️
Oct 18, 201901:18:25
ORIGINAL vs COVER - EPISODE 8
Join me and my Producer, Dr. Paul Bertolino as we dissect some of the best original songs, and their cover counterparts. ❤️Featuring shout-outs to my peeps - F*BOMB, Super Morgan, Mike SOS, Shandi Sullivan, Rick Conti, John Brodeur, Jeremiah Moss, and my Tower Sunset Homies - Gary Helsinger, Bill Tutton, and Jim Laspesa.❤️Mea Culpa for being late - life is CRAZY here in NYC
Sep 25, 201901:09:19
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 7.5 - THE PILOT
DO NOT BE ALARMED BY THE THEME MUSIC! Way back in January 2019, I was a special guest on my friend and engineer, Paul Bertolino’s podcast - “As It Should Be”. You’ve heard me talk about it and tell you to subscribe to it (and you should do that right now if you already done so, because his podcast is great!) - This is his 7th episode, a “pilot episode” for me if you will. It’s a little rough around the edges - it was cold and I had the sniffles and cleared my throat too much, I wanted to make sure I remembered everything...hey, it was my first time, so gimmie a break!😉 Enjoy as my podcast cherry gets popped!
Sep 03, 201902:45:25
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 7
In this episode, The Violent Femmes are oddly prominent...much to the chagrin of my engineer Dr. Paul Bertolino! There are some choice songs this time around, so dig it - and please leave comments or ask questions❤️
Aug 10, 201901:03:53
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 6
This episode has one of theeeeee CRAZIEST🤪 covers ever - you GOTTA promise me that you’ll listen to the whole thing on your own!
Jul 18, 201901:06:52
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 5
Crystal explains to Dr. Bertolino how her gallbladder attempted to assassinate her, then presents some classic hits, and their cover versions. Good stuff!
Jun 07, 201954:16
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 4
ORIGINAL vs COVER - EPISODE 4 - Dr. Paul Bertolino hangs with me as I lay waste to lots of lame covers! Lots of musical genres, lots of eye rolling, and my post anesthesia fog fucks up my memory box. Fun times!
May 22, 201947:31
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 3
Annnnnnnnnnd, I’m BACK! In this episode I’m talking about a lot of songs from the ‘80s (MTV staples) and how annoying they were. Also chiming in to help me out with some facts and info, my beloved Engineer, Dr. Paul Bertolino (check out his great, weekly podcast, “As It Should Be). See you in a couple weeks (My podcast is bi-weekly) ENJOY!
May 08, 201941:41
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear EPISODE 2 - with special guest, Paul Bertolino!
Paul Bertolino (fresh from his “As It Should Be” Podcast) mixes it up with me, while presenting some of his favorite covers. As always, we both learn a thing or two from each other, have some laughs, and have a grand time in his As It Should Be studio in Crooklyn, NY. We talk about some interesting covers you may not know about, by Cheap Trick, Barbara Lynn, Nina Simone, and more! DIG IT❤️
Apr 09, 201901:18:37
ORIGINAL vs COVER with DJ Crystal Clear - EPISODE 1
HOORAY! I’m finally doing an audio version of my former column called Original vs Cover that ran for two years on the now defunct website, The Z Review. I do a compare and contrast of original songs, and interesting cover versions, and then I choose my favorite! You will hear snippets of each version and decide which you like better. Apologies for the sniffling, I was just getting over a malaise. IN THIS EPISODE; 1 - Fell In Love With A Girl 2 - Keep Me Hangin’ On 3 - Stop Your Sobbing 4 - When You Were Mine 5 - I Love Rock And Roll 6 - Take Me To The River
Mar 07, 201933:54