It's Soul, Covered Up Part 4

My Easter surprise is yet another part of 'It's soul covered up'! For the 4th time I selected cover versions that sound at least as good or even better than the originals! The track from Tempest Trio is written and produced by the legendary Dennis Coffey. His name is not known to many, but he played guitar on quite a few Motown and soul classics, like 'Cloud nine' from the Temptations, 'War' from Edwin Starr and 'Band of gold' from Freda Payne. He also worked with Del Shannon, wrote the soundtrack to 'Black Belt Jones' and was one of the creators of classy disco act CJ & Co ('Devil's gun'), which I played last week. Coffey made a nice self-titled album on Strut Records last year. Check out the great mix of House Shoes that is inspired by the work of Dennis Coffey.

I selected a Philly mix that is produced by Vincent Montana Jr. (Salsoul Orchestra) and sung by Ron Tyson. Some of the original Philly classics are recently remixed by Tom Moulton on 'Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes'. Enjoy!

Tracklist (in parentheses the originals):

Robert Glasper Experiment – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) (2012)
Stella Starlight Trio – Tainted Love (Gloria Jones/Soft Cell) (2007)
Maria Markesini – Goodnight Gracious (Sophia Loren/Peter Sellers) (2011)
Anakelly – Show Me The Way (Peter Frampton) (2008)
James And Bobby Purify – Do Your Thing (Isaac Hayes) (1974)
Eddie Floyd – Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) (1968)
Tempest Trio – You Keep Me Hanging On (The Supremes) (1979)
Philly Society – Philly Medley (1984)
Billy May – Mission Impossible (1960s) (Lalo Schifrin)
The Salsoul Invention – Nice And Slow (Jesse Green) (1976)
The Salsoul Orchestra – Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane) (1979)
The Trammps – Sixty-Minute Man (Billy Ward & The Dominoes) (1972)
Thelma Houston – Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) (1969)
Clubb Shot – Steppin' Out With Maniac (Joe Jackson/Michael Sembello) (1980s)
Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra – House Of The Rising Sun (Ashley & Foster) (1976)
The Softones – Love Story (Francis Lai/Andy Williams) (1977)
P'zzazz – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Gladys Knight & The Pips) (1980)
John Legend & the Roots – Hang On In There (Mike James Kirkland) (2010)


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