Lauryn Mrs Ms.. Hill Marley Hill gets here tongue trip on in this popularly styled lyrical video. It’s cool….I’d just like to hear an album..not stress or pressure….You know, just like right now….Or tomorrow maybe would be good too. Maybe you and D’Angelo can get together and tour then….what do you think?
When Curtis Mayfield released what would be his last album in 1997, New World Order, the most outstanding track on the album for me was “Here But I’m Gone”. The track was produced by Organized Noize, who contributed a few tracks to the album. It was amazing, it showed Curtis’ ability to reflect on the depth of humanity even after being paralyzed. The played the track non-stop for months. Being a Bjork fan, when the Mod Squad soundtrack came out a couple years later and finding out it had a remix to “Alarm Call” which was previously unavailable I decided to pick it up. And to my surprise the Curtis song was included on the soundtrack, however this time Ms Lauryn Hill had lent a contribution. So how do you make a great song even better? You add one of the most dynamic and talented female vocalists and emcees of our time to the mix. Curtis Mayfield + Organized Noize + Lauryn Hill = pure musical magic……
Few songs over the years are as powerful no matter the cover/translation/version etc….”Redemption Song” by Bob Marley is one such song. Probably Bob’s most powerful song, which is saying a lot, it’s been covered countless times by artists over a wide variety of genres. Here are a few of my favorites as well as Bob’s album and in studio acoustic versions. There are a ton more versions I could have posted but then we would be here all day now wouldn’t we……
Bob Marley (Album Version)
Ziggy Marley & Lauryn Hill
Bob Marley (Acoustic)
Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer