The Gene Harris Quartet - “Another Star” - Black And Blue. Swinging stevie cover. “For you, there might be another star, but through my eyes, the light of you is all I see.”
Joe Bonamassa - “Thrill Is Gone” - Live At The Baked Potato. Digging in deep to channel the King.
Jeff Beck - “Superstition” - Beckology. This tune was originally written for Jeff Beck but Stevie Wonder took it back. Rumor has it that Stevie gave him “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” to make up for the loss. The rest is history. I’ll keep the S.Wonder covers coming through his birthday - so many great ones.
Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘77 - “Superstition” - The Wonder of Stevie. Believe in this thing that you don’t understand …
Cedar Walton - “Another Star” - The Wonder of Stevie. Final cut from Bobbito and DJ Spinna’s legal version of their Stevie Wonder compilations built around the annual Wonderful Party (happening May 18th, 2013). I’m going to only post Stevie Wonder covers until the party. Only seems right.
Oh this is crazy. The nasty answer to Snoop Lion is Busta Ranks!
Busta Rhymes “Twerk It”
Flex premiered Busta’s new single yesterday after a nice mix of some of his old hits. While the idea of Pharrell using boiling hot water to make the beat is intriguing, and the nsfw pre-release trailer was filled with booty and wins automatically, I’m still not sold on the song being a Summer hit. I guess we’ll see in the coming weeks.
Emeli Sande and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra - “Crazy In Love” - The Great Gatsby Soundtrack. Beyonce cover. Had to post before it the whole album blows up.
James Brown - Paris, France, 1971. Soul brother #1 in his prime for an entire concert. Sporting a natural, playing the classics, keeping it funkier than an elephant’s armpit. Watching Bootsy Collins solo is a plus. This would be my dream band to play in, if only to have the best seat in the house to watch JB orchestrate the band and crowd. Nobody’s done it better. If you only listen to one part, listen to this scream in his version of “Georgia” at 14m37s.
Cold and damp
Steal the warm wind tired friend
Times are gone
For honest men,
And sometimes far too long for snakes