5.27.2011

Let's Examine The Covers

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGvsUwXnLY

Versus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZyJ7NSjJ24

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.

12 comments:

  1. Whoa thank you for sharing, it would be really nice if you share a picture of it :) I love jazz! Look up for Troker, take care!

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  2. I would have to agree with you, also I like your new background!

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  3. I just looked up this song and had definitely heard it before. Good jazz review.

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  4. I also tend to lean towards originals as opposed to remixes. Just something I have about capturing something new, instead of reworking something old.

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  5. I love jazz too. You should keep going with this kind of posts !

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  6. You should add some url to the song

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  7. Count basic,,,great name. I love count basie though.

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  8. Hey man! I listened to the whole piece and it was just awesome, really, thanks for sharing!

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  9. sounds pretty fun keep posting =D

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  10. Yes i agree some video or link woudl be much better.

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  11. I agree, the original is better. :P

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