vendredi 7 août 2015

People Get Ready : three versions (and more).

This song written by Curtis Mayfield in 1965 was inspired by the March on Washington and apart from a very positive message of faith and hope, it contains a very nice guitar riff.


I discovered it through Rod Stewart's unplugged version. His raspy voice has never left me unmoved. :)

Another Stewart's version exists with Jeff Beck, here in 2009.

To tell the truth, there are more than three fantastic performances.
Al Green's is great, isn't it ?
And there are women too:
Joss Stone's among the recent versions:

Aretha Franklin's is a classic, she takes her time to make the music resonate.  :)

 And men and women together here with the Staples Singers:

More on the context of the song.

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