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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

5 Songs About: Unlikely cover versions


'Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check' by Setenta
Let's start off with one that will grab you right off the bat... this worlds apart contrast pits Busta Rhymes and his debut single with the imagination of The Latin Soul Band from Paris.  You may have to pinch yourself while listening to this - infinite points for creativity on this one...

'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Robert Glasper Experiment
Taken from the first album that fell under the 'Robert Glasper Experiment' moniker ('Black Radio'), this track sees the group's saxophonist and vocoderist, Casey Benjamin, take centre-stage with a little help from the equally always awesome Lalah Hathaway on backing vocals.  This track is one of the gems in an already 5-star album...

'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' by Gizmo
The brilliant and bold talents of bassist/vocalist/producer Gizmo are on full display here with his complete re-imagining of Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' which you can pick up from his EP 'The Middle'...



'C.R.E.A.M.' by El Michels Affair
Truth & Soul's El Michels Affair deliver an excellent presentation of this Wu Tang classic on their album dedicated to the seminal release by the Wu Tang Clan ('Enter The 36 Chambers')...

'Lose Yourself' by Kellylee Evans
Another take on a hip-hop classic, this time by soul/jazz vocalist, Kellylee Evans, as she tackles Eminem's '8 Mile' theme, 'Lose Yourself'.  Wholeheartedly recommend Evans' album 'I Remember When' which sees her also tackling John Legend's 'Ordinary People'...


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