Funky Fresh Covers IV: The Upbeats

This mix has been in the making for more than two years and my new friend from Mixcloud, Mutiny inspired me to finally complete it! Thanks, MSB!

I thought I’d up my game from slow, SeXXXy Jams to something a bit more upbeat, and it sure was fun!

1. Soul Cycle f/Mavis “Swan” Poole-I Can’t Help It/Michael Jackson
2. Incognito f/Jocelyn Brown-Always There/Side Effect (Ronnie Laws & Wayne Henderson
3. Full Flava f/Donna Gardier-Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me/Patti Austin
4. Reel People f/Angela Johnson-You Used to Hold Me So Tight/Thelma Houston
5. Maysa-The Bottle/Gil Scott Heron
6. Bah Samba-Portuguese Love/Tina Marie
7. Juliette Leon & Myron Richy Pitch
Modern Soul Re-Dub-Two Hearts Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
8. Bob Belden-Kiss/Prince
9. The Murills-Friend of Mine/Eddie Kendricks
10. Beverlei Brown-Gonna Get Over You/France Joli
11. Full Flava f/Hazel Hernandes-Rescue Me/Taste of Honey
12. Soul Cycle f/Melanie Charles-My Cherie Amour/Stevie Wonder
13. Funky Boudoir-Never Knew Love Like This/Alexander O’Neal f/Cherrelle

Funky Fresh Covers Vol. III

I wanted to make a couple of edits to this mix because I thought my voice could sound a bit more upbeat. Oh well, that wasn’t in the universe’s plan, as my hard drive that had all of my music and playlists on it, along with my master adobe lightroom (editing app for photographers) folder with all of my previews in it, etc. died. I’ll go into further details in another post.

There’s a refreshing newness to the artists’ interpretation of these songs while making them their own, in a style, I am all for! I really enjoy rummaging through my music library and finding little gems like the ones listed below. I have so much more that I will share, so stay tuned! Lastly, there are links to the artists’ website or another site that gives more info on them. You may already be familiar with the couple where there is no link–they were pretty popular in their heyday 🙂

As always, do enjoy and any feedback is greatly appreciated.

1. Dwele – That’s The Way of the World/EWF
2. Calvin Richardson – All This Love/El DeBarge
3. Portrait – How Deep is Your Love/The Bee Gees
4. Diane Reeves – Just My Imagination/The Temptations
5. Ol School f/Xscape & Keith Sweat – Am I Dreaming/Atlantic Starr
6. Silk – Ebony Eyes/ Rick James/Smokey Robinson
7. Juewett Bostick f/Jean Carne – I Can’t Tell You Why/The Eagles
8. Mad Satta f/Joanna Teters – The Makings of You/Curtis Mayfield
9. Martin Luther – Sara Smile/Hall & Oats
10. Marva King – Baby This Love I Have/Minnie Riperton
11. Slakah The Beatchild – Don’t Go/Mary J. Blige
12. Lewis Taylor – Stop, Look & Listen/The Stylistics
13. Zo! f/YahZarah – Perfect Angel/Minnie Riperton
14. Zo! f/Anthony David – Barry White Playing Your Game, Baby
15. The Decoders f/Alex Isley – What’Cha Gonna Do for Me/Chaka Khan