While at work the other day I heard possibly one of the best reggae reworks of a song ever. One of my favourite ever artists has been taken and made into a super chilled song that could well define my summer. It’s part of a rare bootlegged 7″ and tracking down an mp3 of it has been as tough as getting a gorilla to tango. But, scroll on down and you’ll find it. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? has been reworked by Truths and Rights and the results are awesome. The B-side of the single is a rework of Edwin Starr’s classic War by The Buzz and that is also way good, but sadly the guy who gave me Marvin Gaye wasn’t able to hook me up with that one. With a little bit of work I’m sure you’ll be able to find it though 🙂
While we’re on the subject of all things good reggae, how about some other bits and bobs. A slightly older track but a quality remix nonetheless is from the Chant Down Babylon album of Bob Marley collaborations. It’s more of a group of famous fans who have taken some of his popular songs and ‘duetted’ with the late singer. My highlight of this is MC Lyte’s rap over the top of Jammin’, although Lauryn Hill’s take on Turn Your Lights Down Low deserves an honourable shout-out.
Just to finish off here’s another song that’s been ‘reggae-ified’. It’s different but worth a listen, if only because more often than not when Mark Ronson decides to do something, it works.