Happy in-between holidays.
If, like me, you use this time as an opportunity to catch up on some good music; I hope today’s offering is a double helping of audio delight.
For a long time now I’ve often mulled over which version of a number of songs I prefer and, if I’m honest, my preference changes over time according to my mood/needs at the time.
A recent discussion with James (of CurryMusic.com) on our preferences for Harlem (Bill Withers v Creative Source), prompted today’s mixes; tracks that have been recorded by different artists; so that you too can ponder your preferences.
There are two mixes today, both contain the same songs, but recorded by different artists. Some are very similar, some are wildly different.
Mix 1:Version 1 - mostly original artists, but not all...
Hard Times – Baby Huey & The Babysitters
Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) – Bill Withers
Stoned Out Of My Mind – The Chi-Lites
Harlem – Bill Withers
Light My Fire – Jackie Wilson
Gimme Shelter – Merry Clayton
Tighten Up – The Night Men
Use Me – Bill Withers
Mix 2:Version 2 - mostly covers, but not all...
Light My Fire – Tammi Lynn
Stoned Out Of My Mind – Mary Ann Farra & The Satin Soul
Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) – Creative Source
Harlem – Creative Source
Gimme Shelter – Cal Tjader
Tighten Up – Archie Bell & The Drells
Hard Times – Curtis Mayfield
Use Me – Isaac Hayes