Having chosen so many playlists from the 1990s on SongPop2, it’s no wonder so many songs like this one have me wondering what ever happened to distinctive voices like the one Morrison has?
The funk. The tempo. The mastering of the vocal tracks. But the lyrics above all else! Love “People’s Champ” by Arkells!
I’ve been playing the game app SongPop mostly for the older music playlists that remind me of music I used to have on cassette tapes but have yet to get a CD or digital copy of. UB40’s music is something I listened to often in my youth. This song is one I can’t forget. The introductory bars are that memorable!
This version of the song highlights the vocals of each singer so beautifully! I like the fact that the instrumental tracks are kept fairly sparse, mixed so that they support the voices that are strong in sentiment. The moment when the blend of harmonies begins… exquisite!
There are some songs I listened to so often, be it on the radio, homemade mix tapes, or music videos of the day that their music and lyrics are part of my long term music memories. Rick Astley’s song is one of those songs, long before there was an idea of Rick-rolled!
I love Cary Brothers’ music. “Blue Eyes”, from the soundtrack for the movie “Garden State” was exquisite on its own. But when it comes as a funky cover by Scary Pockets featuring Cary Brothers himself?! Somehow, the song gets that much better. And funkier. Which is a good thing on an already great thing. Love this version, hoping to buy a copy of it sometime soon. One can always hope… which I am!
This song introduces a number of groups produced by Michael Bivens of Bell Biv Devoe, including my favourites of them all… Boyz II Men!