Originally Posted by Tina...
Did Nancy ever cover any songs by Karen? I think their voices are very well matched, and Karen had a very distinctive voice too.
These are the connections between Nancy's catalog and the The Carpenters'/Karen Carpenter's catalog which come to mind (although there may be more). "We've Only Just Begun" is the only one that I would consider a cover of The Carpenters.
"End Of The World"
Nancy's first-released version is included on Country, My Way
(1967), and there is Nancy's recently released alternate version on Download For Good
(2011); The Carpenters' version appears as part of the "Yesterday Once More" medley on Now And Then
"We've Only Just Begun"
Nancy and Tom Jones performed a duet of "We've Only Just Begun" on an episode of This Is Tom Jones
(October 30, 1970); The Carpenters' version is contained on the Close To You
Nancy's version was recorded in 1970 and later released on Sheet Music
(1998) and California Girl
(2002); The Carpenters' circa 1968 demo was issued on As Time Goes By
(2001, Japan; 2004, U.S.).
"Do You Know The Way To San Jose?"
Nancy's version was released on California Girl
(2002); The Carpenters' version is included in the "Bacharach/David Medley" on The Carpenters
"As Time Goes By":
Nancy recorded a song titled "As Time Goes By," which is unreleased (I'm assuming that it's the Herman Hupfeld song); The Carpenters' version was recorded as part of the "Karen/Ella Fitzgerald Medley" (for their 1980 Music, Music, Music
TV special) and released on As Time Goes By
"I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Nancy's version is unreleased (I'm assuming that it's the Christmas standard); The Carpenters' version was issued on Christmas Portrait