Friday, 19 October 2007

so wrong it's gotta be right


still obsessing about cover versions and the perfect song and i'm impressed by how sweet and nice and generous lots of you are, not minding who ruins you're favourites like you do. i'm a much more mean and vicious soul who'd tear the throat out of anyone who even looked at some of my records funny let alone started trying to sing them. i'll try and get a list (ooooh a list) together of stuff to slap a preservation order on next week so get any last minute changes of heart in quick.
if you must to have a go at a classic for gawds sake try your best to follow the studio one recipe - wild guess at most of the words + out of tune pub piano + sir coxsone dodd = stomping gloriously over rod and cat and everyone and turning out fabulous

norma frazer - the first cut is the deepest

9 comments:

FireEscape said...

This might just be my favourite Studio One moment.

If you don't know Weather Report by The Tennors, I urge you to drop whatever you're doing and hunt down this Duke Reid produced version of Simon and Garfunkel's The Only Living Boy In New York, which upstages the original.

Davy H said...

The kind of thing dustysevens was invented for. Innit.

BLTP said...

A tip top friday selection: I have suspiscions there's never been a bad old school reggae/ska cover version

Planet Mondo said...

I love this version - thank's for spinning this winner

Kippers said...

Talking of First Cut Is The Deepest, whenever I see the name PP Arnold I always think her secretary's signed her name on her behalf or something.

By the way, loving the Norma Frazer version. Wasn't she a character in the second series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, by the way? ;)

ally. said...

i've got a couple of tennors things but not that - sounds ace and i'm right on it
and
yes that arnold was a renowned lazy bugger

Roger said...

I love this track. There are more Studio One covers on this album

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Studio-One-Soul-Various-Artists/dp/B00005BILT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/026-3538025-0548468?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1193861504&sr=8-1

ally. said...

the soul jazz boys and girls do some sterling work don't they. is 100% dynamite still going - i've not been down there for ages.

Soud said...

Version!