Curren$y – Living for the City

“My World is Empty Without You” was penned by the Motown powerhouse Holland-Dozier-Holland. The song was written for the superstar girl group The Supremes but only peaked at number 5 on the charts. The track was covered by The Smith READ MORE…

A.D.O.R. – Let it All Hang Out

The song “California Soul” has been sampled a few times. The most notable being Marlena Shaw‘s version used by Gangstarr (DJ Premier). This is a lesser known version of “California Soul” by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. Gerald Wilson was a READ MORE…

George Kerr – If This World Were Mine

Why am I posting up a mediocre cover of a Marvin Gaye classic? Because George Kerr deserves some credit. He’s not the best known artist amongst soul and sample fans, but he’s done more for Hip-Hop than you probably realize. READ MORE…

Mama Lion – Ain’t no Sunshine

Mama Lion was a rock/blues/soul group out of California that dropped 2 albums in the early 70’s. The album pictured above, “Preserve Wildlife“, is credited to being produced and directed by Artie Ripp who is notoriously famous for signing Billy READ MORE…

The Shirelles do Al Green

Here is another dope cover track from the Shirelles self-titled album from 1972. This time, the trio takes on Al Green and his classic cut “Let’s Stay Together“. The sound of this version is totally different from Willie Mitchell‘s trademark READ MORE…

The Shirelles do Marvin Gaye

I posted up a Shirelles cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” last week. To my surprise, the track got 300+ plays on YouTube in 1 day. I decided to post a few more of the choice cuts from the album since READ MORE…

Bossa Rio – Eleanor Rigby

I don’t like The Beatles. I actually think they are the most over-rated band in the history of music. However, I do like 2 of their songs “Eleanor Rigby” and “Come Together“. Given their immense popularity, there are hundreds of READ MORE…

The Shirelles – Ain’t No Sunshine

The Shirelles, from Passaic, NJ (holla!), are best known for their string of hits in the early 1960’s. Songs like “Mama Said“, “Dedicated to the one I Love“, “Soldier Boy“, and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” were chart toppers pre-dating READ MORE…