Different Strokes by Different Folks

I was in wonderful Wellington this weekend and managed to find a bit of time to dig through the bins at the capital’s record stores. I bought a few things, but by far, BY FAR the best album I found was this one which came out in 2006.

This beast is one seriously funky record. It’s contemporary artists, interpreting classic Sly & The Family Stone tunes. But it’s important to stress, this is not a cover album, these tracks have been remastered and reproduced using a large amount of the original cuts which adds major authenticity to the project.

So basically it’s that rare gem of a thing: a modern reinterpretation of 70s funk with a 21st century twist that’s not at actually crappy in any way.

Just check out the tracklistings:

1. Dance To The Music – will.i.am
2. Everyday People – Maroon 5
3. Star – The Roots
4. (You Caught Me) Smilin’; – Scar, Ceelo, Big Boi & DJ Swiff
5. Family Affair – John Legend & Joss Stone w/Van Hunt
6. Runnin’ Away – Big Boi (ft. Sleepy Brown & Killer Mike)
7. If You Want Me To Stay – Devin Lima
8. I Get High On You – The Wylde Bunch
9. Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey – Nappy Roots & Martin Luther
10. Love City – Moby
11. You Can Make It If You Try – Buddy Guy & John Mayer
12. Sing A Simple Song – Chuck D, D’Angelo, Isaac Hayes
13. I Want To Take You Higher – Steven Tyler w/Robert Randolph
14. Thank You Nation 1814 – Janet Jackson & DJ Reset

My favourite track is probably Family Affair feat. John Legend, Joss Stone and Van Hunt. Check it out on youtube here.


..Go and buy this record people..


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