It's Soul, Covered Up Part 5

Enjoy this 5th part of 'It's soul covered up'! For the 5th time I chose cover versions that sound at least as good or even better than the originals.

The album 'Soul 2' from Seal, from which I selected 'Love TKO', isn't that good, to be honest. He reinterprets soul classics in quite a boring, non-creative way, but I like his version of the Teddy Pendergrass classic. He probably had his marital problems with Heidi Klum in mind, when he was recording it, don't you think? He sounds very inspired, anyway. The song was first recorded by David Oliver on his album 'Here's to you' that came out in 1980. He sadly passed away two years later.

One of the best blue eyed soul singers of the moment is Joss Stone (picture right). I don't particularly like her latest album and her performances on SuperHeavy with Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart, but her first two albums still sound great.

The song from Incognito is from their latest album 'Surreal', which is very good! The opening track of my mix is from the new Alice Russell & Quantic album, 'Look around the corner'. Nice older versions of 'I'll keep my light in my window' are the ones from Maria Muldaur and New York Community Choir (NYCC), among many others.

I edited the song from Gregory Porter (picture above) only last night, so it may not be perfect, but I was a little bit in a hurry to put it in the mix today. In one of my upcoming cloudcasts I will play my new remix of 'Let's get it on' from Marvin Gaye, which is available on Soundcloud for download now.

I played 'Terry Richardson' from Baron Von Luxxury on Groovy, sexy and soulful part 8 and now there's a brand new video from the song (3D version) and no, it's not me dancing in my underpants at the end... ;-)

Tracklist (in parentheses the originals):

Quantic & Alice Russell – I'll Keep My Light In My Window (Caston & Majors) (2012)
Señor Coconut & His Orchestra – Kiss (Prince) (2008)
Gregory Porter – God Bless The Child [Eddy's Edit] (Billie Holiday) (2012)
Miles Davis – Human Nature (Michael Jackson) (1985)
Leela James – Let's Do It Again (Staple Singers) (2009)
Seal – Love T.K.O. (David Oliver) (2011)
Katie Melua – All Over The World (Françoise Hardy) (2012)
Bettye Swann – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (Johnny Tillotson) (1968)
Joss Stone – The Chokin' Kind (Waylon Jennings) (2003)
Brook Benton – Rainy Night In Georgia (Tony Joe White) (1970)
Eva Cassidy – Kathy's Song (Simon & Garfunkel) (2000)
Nobuyuki Nakajima - Thinking of You (Sister Sledge) (2011)
Anakelly – Skin Trade (Duran Duran) (2009)
Roy Ayers – This Guy's In Love With You (Herb Alpert) (1969)
Stella Starlight Trio – Don't You Want Me (Human League) (2009)
Minnie Riperton & José Feliciano – Light My Fire (The Doors) (1979)
Side Effect – Always There (Ronnie Laws) (1976)
Incognito – Ain't It Time (Queen Yahna) (2012)
Jaye P. Morgan – Can't Hide Love (Creative Source) (1976)


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