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RUN FOR COVER: STEVIE WONDER VS. WILL SMITH: “I WISH / WILD, WILD WEST”

Stevie Wonder Will Smith

For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He’s a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn’t even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.
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RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”

Smokey Robinson Pond

Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading

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RUN FOR COVER: CHARLES MINGUS VS. NO BS! BRASS BAND: “HAITIAN FIGHT SONG”

Charles Mingus No BS Brass Band

It would be foolish to think a cover of this sort could out-do the original, but No BS! Brass Band never claim that as their goal. Instead, they bring a new decade’s worth of personalty to it — something Mingus would be smiling over, for sure. Continue reading