Ladies and gents, it time for Let's Examine The Covers
This week's cover is going to be Frankie Beverly & Maze's soul single "Joy and Pain", which came out in 1989.
German acid jazz band Count Basic's version of the song, which came out in 1996.
Let's start off with our original version, which contains more vocals and is light funky song, with minimal instrumentals, but more vocals. Personally I like both equally, they're both great songs, but are two. But I lean more towards the original version, because of its originality, creativity and simplicty. Count Basic's versions sounds to busy, with a full jazz guitar going, drums, and sparkly sounds that are typical of smooth jazz songs. Maze's is simple, but charming in a sense. My consensus is the original version on this one.