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Old School Friday: Remakes January 30, 2009

Posted by Wheneva Whateva in I Heart Music, Old School Friday.
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Most times I don’t like remakes especially if the original artist has a distinctive sound.  These are some of the better ones I’ve heard.  I had such a hard time narrowing it down.  I may have to do a part 2.

Something He Can Feel ~ Aretha Franklin (1976) vs. En Vogue (1992)

Aretha recorded this Curtis Mayfield written & produced track for the “Sparkle” movie soundtrack.  Supposedly, the reason Aretha recorded the entire soundtrack is because the movie’s star Lonette McGee, who played Sister, was signed to an independent record label and they wouldn’t allow any recordings to be released.  What made En Vogue so good?  They can flat out sing. Please come back–you’ve been gone too long.  (They were of the era when an artist’s career was about good music and not just showing your a**.)

Aretha’s version:

En Vogue’s version: