Friday, April 28, 2006

Funky Friday - Let's Stay Together

Same title, different songs...

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
This is a classic slice of soul from 1971 that is probably best known as the song Tina Turner covered to revitalise her career in the early '80s. It's gorgeous, warm and sweet.

Cee-Lo & Pharrell - Let's Stay Together
Cee-Lo's two solo albums have been in steady rotation the last couple of weeks - helping me get hyped for the Gnarls Barkely album which is comes out in two weeks. In case you've been living under a rock, this is Cee-Lo and DJ Dangermouse's collaboration that has already netted them a number one hit in the UK ad been blogged about by pretty much everyone. Anyway, when Cee-Lo sings it reminds me a whole hell of a lot of Al Green - sometimes it's uncannily similar. I love the big fella - his music is adventurous and funny and deserves wider success, so it makes me happy to see all of the buzz for Gnarls Barkley.

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