I never knew that the New Birth version was a cover of the Skylark original. Shows how much I know. Who knew that was David Foster on keys and Donny Gerrard on lead vocals? Call me biased, but I’ve still gotta go with the raw, gripping emotion of New Birth. But you can’t front on the The Mighty Mighty O’Jays live.

More covers and more from New Birth after the jump.

New Birth “Wildflower

Skylark “WildFlower” (Doug Edwards, David Richardson)

New BirthIt’s Been A Long Time” (James Baker, Melvin Wilson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZjb7Z6zCS0

New Birth “You Don’t Have To Be Alone” (Londee Loren sounds so sweet)

The O’Jays “Wildflower