Tru Thoughts has exhibited ace taste in their covers compilations. Their newest, Covers 2 came out earlier in the month and the line-up is killer. I’m especially into Quantic and Alice Russell’s take on Leonard Castor’s mid-70s Motown classic:
And the same volume includes this Nirvana cover that my dude Phatrick worked on:
Myriam’s Quintette: Solo Quintette (Syliphone, 1971, Discotheque ’71)
I just got back from my first ever trip to Paris (which was a blast) and while out there, I stopped by two stores: Superfly and Betino’s (both of which are highly recommended). Over the next few posts, I’ll be talking about records brought back from both but I had to start with this song in particular.
I first wrote about this here, back in 2004. It’s from a compilation produced out of Guinea though not all the artists […]
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Junior Delahaye: I Love You (Wackie’s, 1982, Showcase)
Cool Chris at the Groove Merchant put me up on this one. What’s not to like about a reggae cover, produced out of the oustanding Wackie’s Studio, covering The Fuzz? Same album also has a solid cover of “Sittin’ In the Park.”
365 Days of Soul, #162
Douglas and Lonero: Right Place, Wrong Time (Haji, 197?, Live at Charley Brown’s)
This album has been described to me as “the best lounge soul album ever.” High praise but not insane; it is an exceptionally good lounge album, filled with all kinds of covers + good stage banter + solid instrumental interludes. It was hard to pull just one track off here but this was one of the first songs in the set and I dig how thunderously funky they go on this Dr. John classic.
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Frightnrs: I’d Rather Go Blind (Daptone, 2015, 7″)
Pretty cool new single on Daptone. Frightnrs are a NYC-based, dub/roots-influenced band and here they offer up a cover of the Etta James classic. Feeling this.
365 Days of Soul, #156