For much of popular music's history,
a lot has been made about authenticity, which seems kind of silly to me, since, IMHO, it's at it's most interesting when it's bastardized. →
So I give you Los Fabulosos Cadillacs live cover of 'The Guns Of Brixton,'
an Argentine rock and roll band covering a British punk band imitating Jamaican reggae. I also give you the Wailers cover of 'Teenager In Love,'
a group of Jamaican teenagers covering a song by a bunch of Italian-Americans from the Bronx who were inspired by Black American doo-wop. and Mongo Santamaria's cover of 'Feelin' Alright,'
an Afro-Cuban percussionist covering a rock standard written by a Brit inspired by American Soul music. All three sound pretty fucking great. This shows among other things that musicians know a great song when they hear it, and how to put their own stamp on it.