#44 – What’s That Song?

Fatboy Slim. When people hear his name there are a few songs that pop into mind, but with it’s great video five and half minutes of quality this song is one of the first to be mentioned. And the vocal that goes on through the entire song comes courtesy of Camille Yarbrough. I found out about her version of the song thanks to another blog actually and if you’re prepared to part with your email address they’ll send you a free song a day too. Have a look over at Track In The Box. Anyway, she released the original back in 1975 and it couldn’t contrast Norman Cook’s version much more. When I hear it I can see myself in the late seventies kicking back in a cool New York bar with a liquor in one hand and a cigarette in the other. It’s smooth, jazzy and it’s oozes soul. Twenty-three years separate these songs and the ‘newer’ version is in it’s thirteenth year now, but they still sounds as awesome now as they did when they came out.

Fatboy Slim – Praise You [Buy]

Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo’ Praise [Buy]

For my next pair I was rather torn. I have been listening to Lil’ Wayne‘s Tha Carter III recently as some of my friend rave about it. Turns out they’re right, it is pretty damn good! As I got to the end of the album I heard a Nina Simone sample and I thought I should put it up there. Then when I found her original on my computer it occurred to me that it was also one of The Animals’ biggest songs, I figured I would buck the trend and put up a triplet of songs. So enjoy a live version of ‘Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ by Nina Simone, The Animals’ 1965 version of the song and Lil’ Wayne’s sample of the original off his 2007 album.

Nina Simone – Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood [Buy]

The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood [Buy]

Lil’ Wayne – DontGetIt [Buy]

I hope you enjoyed…

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