To me doing a great cover song isn’t always about walking in the footsteps of it originators. Sometimes you have to take the music and picture it from a different angle to distinguish your voice and personal inflections. In this post you will see the song, Valerie originally written by Dave McCabe of the indie rock band, The Zutons recreated from 3 different perspectives. From its starting point, the song is given a pulsating rock and blues spin through The Zutons and later positioned with Amy Winehouse’s soulful interpretation on her second album “Back To Black”. Finally newcomer, Rudy Currence, in tribute to Amy, paints an interesting picture of melancholy and yearning that pulls the heart of the song in a beautiful way. Check it out and tell me which do you prefer. (more…)
In part two of this two part interview with rapper/singer/songwriter/producer & multi-instrumentalist L*A*W we discuss the ins and outs of the music biz and much more. Make sure to checkout the new release from L*A*W Tha Planet 12 Syndrome which you can purchase here.
In part one of this two part interview with rapper/singer/songwriter/producer & multi-instrumentalist L*A*W we discuss the ins and outs of the music biz and much more. Make sure to checkout the new release from L*A*W Tha Planet 12 Syndrome which you can purchase here.
This song started as James Moody’s alto saxophone solo on the standard “I’m In The Mood For Love”. As Moody recalls the story he was leaving the bathroom and the take was beginning and because he had been playing tenor on most of the session he had to adjust and find the key on alto so the first few notes or the “there I go…” is actually his attempt to find the key. A few years later the lyrics were added to the solo by Eddie Jeffferson and the song was recorded by King Pleasure and as they say the rest is history…
This is one of the parts of the GFM Experience that I love the most… you know the part where you hear some great music that you just have to share with everybody and then, you hope that whoever you share it with shares it to so that the artist’s visibility can rise. In the words of Chris Tucker’s Smokey “You know how we do!” (more…)