It's Soul, Covered Up Part 3

For this 3rd 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 covered songs are like taxis with new passengers, to quote Bryan Ferry. A good cover is making it seem a composition of your own. For instance, Bryan Ferry gives the Doris Troy (a.k.a. Doris Payne) composition a complete Ferry make-over. By the way, Andy & the Marglows recorded the song two weeks before Doris Troy did, so they are actually the originals. The version I selected from 'My cherie amour' is very poorly sung, but I like it, because it makes me feel a singer as well. I can't resist singing along! ;-) Some of the artists that are covered in this mix, sing cover versions as well, like Chaka Khan (picture) and Candi Staton, who does her version of the Elvis Presley classic 'In the ghetto'. The song was initially refused by Bill Medley from the Righteous Brothers. Look out for great new cover albums from Macy Gray ('Covered') and Rumer ('Boys don't cry') in the near future!


Incognito - Listen To The Music (Doobie Brothers) (2004)
Full Flava Feat. Carleen Anderson – Was That All It Was (Jean Carn) (2007)
Chaka Khan – Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac) (1995)
Ben L'Oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army (White Stripes) (2010)
Candi Staton – In The Ghetto (Elvis Presley) (1972)
Sparks – I Want To Hold Your Hand (Beatles) (1976)
Three Degrees – Who Is She (And What Is She To You) (Bill Withers) (1975)
Joss Stone – You Got The Love (Candi Staton) (2009)
Vincent Montana Orchestra – Ride Like The Wind (Christopher Cross) (1982)
Orquesta Novel – My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder) (1980)
Charlie's Roots – Show You The Way To Go (Jacksons) (1978)
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye – You Are Everything (Stylistics) (1973)
Stylistics – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Tokens) (1978)
Staple Singers – Slippery People (Talking Heads) (1984)
Aaliyah – Got To Give It Up [Stephen George Remix] (Marvin Gaye) (2002)
The Little Willies Feat. Norah Jones – Jolene (Dolly Parton) (2012)
Mary J. Blige – Ain't Nobody (Rufus & Chaka Khan) (2011)
Bryan Ferry – Just One Look (Andy & the Marglows) (1993)
Slow Moving Millie – Don't Go (Yazoo) (2011)
Hysear Don Walker – Killing Me Softly (Lori Lieberman) (1972)

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