Youngblood Brass Band - “Human Nature Pt. 2” - Center. Level. Roar. The only way to listen to MJ, other than the man himself. This makes me happy.
Marsha Ambrosius - “Butterflies” - Late Nights and Early Mornings. She wrote the original, she gets to remake it. I, for one, dig it. Deal haters.
Duwende - “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”. I will never tire of great MJ covers. Never. This is just incredibly well done. Oh, and they cover a bunch of Michael’s songs. Awesome.
Brian McKnight playing the first verse of “Lady In My Life” and “Happy Birthday” to Michael Jackson in 2003. Brian can sing his ass off effortlessly. Also, check out Brian’s supergroup Lopsided Oreo.
Quincy Jones ft. T-Pain & Robin Thicke - “P.Y.T.” - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. I’ve been saving this Cover Day Friday entry for the past few weeks. The only person who could remake this classic MJ cut is Quincy who did it the first go round in ‘82, and man, did he put his ankles in this one. Trust me, bump this in your car and compare it to anything on the radio. My favorite MJ tune now has two great versions. I’m hoping this post will convince Adam Rafferty to cover this song on his forthcoming tribute to Michael Jackson album.
Adam Rafferty - “Human Nature” - Michael Jackson cover. The insanity continues. I have no clue how my man Adam nailed the intro and outro for this song using fingerstyle. I did an arrangement of the song a while ago and skipped those parts completely. I’d need an extra hand to even think about doing this.