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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

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RUN FOR COVER: THE KINKS VS. ELLIOTT SMITH: “WATERLOO SUNSET”

The Kinks Elliott Smith

Smith’s despondent voice and hunched posture dress him in the coat and scarf Ray Davies wore when writing the song back in 1967. Continue reading