It's Soul, Covered Up Part 2

For this 2nd part of 'It's soul covered up' I again selected cover versions that sound at least as good or even better than the originals! The soulful version of 'We can work it out' is from a brand new Roberta Flack album: 'Let it be Roberta'. She interprets Beatles classics on a very smooth Roberta Flack tip. Her brilliant cover of 'The first time I ever saw your face' from her album 'First take' became a Billboard #1 in 1972, which is three years after its original release! It only became successful after Clint Eastwood had used it in a love scene for his movie 'Play Misty For Me'. Marvin Gaye (picture) takes some other Beatle classic to another level. The song from Lulu is the opening track of a nice new compilation album that celebrates 20 years of soul label Dome Records. More on covers and originals on and Whosampledwho. Enjoy!


Roberta Flack – We Can Work It Out (The Beatles) (2011)
Gretchen Parlato – Holding Back The Years (Simply Red) (2011)
Marvin Gaye – Yesterday (The Beatles) (1970)
Willy DeVille – Come A Little Bit Closer (Jay & the Americans) (2004)
James Taylor Quartet Feat. Hil St Soul – You Beat Me To The Punch (Mary Wells) (2007)
Nicolas Bearde – Can You Pretend (Bill Withers) (1997)
Paul Haig – Running Away (Sly & The Family Stone) (1982)
Bah Samba – Portuguese Love (Teena Marie) (2004)
Dave Valentin – Fantasy (Earth, Wind & Fire) (1980)
Lulu & Bobby Womack – I'm Back For More (Leo's Sunshipp) (1993)
Big Black & Beautiful – Best Of My Love (The Emotions) (2009)
Jody Watley – I Want Your Love (Chic) (1991)
MFSB – Freddie's Dead (Curtis Mayfield) (1972)
First Choice – Love And Happiness (Al Green) (1973)
Joan Osborne – I've Got To Use My Imagination (Barry Goldberg) (1973)
Billy Paul – Psychedelic Sally (Eddie Jefferson) (1970)
The Energy Commission – I Only Have Eyes For You (Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler) (1977)
Larry Hart – Goin' Up In Smoke (Eddie Kendricks) (1978)
The Main Ingredient – Work To Do (The Isley Brothers) (1973)


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