Black Entertainment : Older vs. Newer - Who Did It Better?

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Should call this "Original vs. covers", but either sets the tone.

    Songs that have been covered by different artists, some that are known, some that many may have not realized were covers.



    Will begin with a two-fer

    Troop

    ...All I Do


    ...Sweet November



    Jackson 5

    ...All I Do Is Think Of You



    The Deele

    ... Sweet November




    Who did it better?
     
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    First time I became aware of this being a cover and not a Whitney original (1991 or somewhere around there), is when I watched the Ali film "The Greatest" (1977), and while Ali was jogging this song was playing, but it wasn't Whitney.


    Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All (1985)




    George Benson - The Greatest Love Of All (1977)





    Not even sure if this is a fair question, but will ask it anyway
    Who did it better?
     
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    This is an interesting one...

    Love Don't Live Here Anymore:


    Rose Royce (1978)



    Faith Evans ft. Mary J. Blige (1995)




    Alice Smith (2012)



    Who did it better?

    Every time I hear Faith's 1990s angelic soulful voice, no words.

    But if anyone is not familiar with Alice Smith, it's because she isn't part of the Media Industrial Complex.

    Was nominated for a Grammy and could do some damage to the industry if she along with the likes of a Amel Larrieux, Goapele, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Chante Moore, etc. were to form an alliance to bring in more soulful females to counter this Pop/Soul/RnB thing going on now.

    Check out Alice Smith
    http://www.papermag.com/2014/10/alice_smith.php
    http://alicesmith.com
     
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    Doing these also to introduce souls to genuine talent, that hasn't been tainted yet.

    This is somewhat new in comparison, but worth an addition based on the immediate influence.

    Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu... Q.U.E.E.N.



    Tha Group... Q.U.E.E.N.


    Their version of Rain by S.W.V. is a good listen as well


    Listen to the blends and subtle runs without instruments


    Tha Group reminds me of another female group called KING
    Female Boyz II Men

    https://www.facebook.com/officiallythagroup
     
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    Since "All I Do Is Think Of You" was my favorite cut by the Jackson 5, and the more I listened to both versions later on, I couldn't help but favor their version over Troops. However when Troop came out with their version, it sounded so good I could hardly tell the difference.

    I don't think the Jackson Five video above of "All I Do Is Think Of You"sound quite as nice as the recorded version I used to hear on the radio, where there was more studio equipment. In remembrance of Michael Jackson, I posted that version below, which is the one they played, and still play sometimes on the radio. BTW, I'm not trying to show up or correct anybody here. I just wanted to post the original version they played on the radio for a more fair comparison. Some may still hear no difference, but it's all in fun.

     
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    Thanks

    Was looking for a decent sounding version.

    But the version they were singing in the video was overlaid with the album version, they were merely lip syncing to it while it was playing through for TV and the audience. Not to mention it was recorded indirectly from 1970s equipment, and copied who knows how many times to 21st century technology (reason why the music isn't crisp).

    Does seem or at least sound like Troop put more feeling into the song
    I mean how you gonna out Michael, Michael with the "Oooh baaybeeh" and "baybee"?

    Later on, MJ would add the "shamone" and dare anyone to use it.
     
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    I think they had taken down the Jackson Fives' original version from YouTube, then put it back up. I was surprised I found it.
     
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    Here's another...
    Not necessarily remakes for studio records, but when Glenn Lewis broke into the industry near the turn of the century, thought he would be part of the new soul force to come.

    Stevie Wonder... Overjoyed



    Glenn Lewis... Overjoyed



    Brian McKnight... Overjoyed
     
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    Background history on this one:

    Keith Sweat was originally tapped to record this song for New Jack City


    But was instead used in this recording


    In other news, on August 2014, Teddy Riley (who has a history of conflicts with Aaron Hall, which lead to the group's breakup) announced via his official instagram that he has reunited with the Hall brothers with a new website and tour coming soon.

    We'll see, Jodeci been talking up a reunion for almost 15 years
     
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    Just a Touch...

    Slave with Starleana Young (1979)


    Keith Sweat with Traci Hale (1996)
     
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